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Ubisoft unveils Child of Light

Digital platformer set for consoles and PC in 2014

Ubisoft has officially unveiled 2D sidescrolling game, 'Child of Light' with a trailer and screenshots.

The console and PC title is being helmed by creative director and Assassin's Creed veteran Patrick Plourde, and is powered by Rayman Legends' UbiArt Framework engine.

According to the Ubisoft blog, Child of Light is inspired by "fairy tales and epic poems" and styled after Japanese role-playing games, with turn-based battles and a skill tree closely resembling that seen in Far Cry 3.

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The game sees players take control of Aurora, a female protagonist transported to the magical kingdom of Lemuria, where she must find missing light sources and defeat the Black Queen.

Guiding her through the darkness is a floating ball of light named Igniculus, who can be controlled by a second player.

Each character has a unique playstyle; Aurora can attack and defend using magic and her sword, while Igniculus uses his light source to heal and blind enemies.

During battles, the game includes an 'Active Time Battle System meter' at the bottom of the screen which lets players know how soon each character will be able to move.

Child of Light will release on PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014.

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