Ubisoft Reveals JRPG-Inspired Child of Light at GDC Europe
Posted by Andy Green
No news on platforms, will it come to Wii U?
Ubisoft has revealed Patrick Plourde, the director of Far Cry 3, is working on a much smaller downloadable title that is set to pay homage to classic JRPGs of yesteryear.
It's called Child of Light and Plourde made the announcement during his panel at GDC Europe, where he explained the game will be a 2D sidescroller that includes a turn-based battle system. In fact, Plourde described the upcoming title as a combination of Limbo and Final Fantasy VI, which is certainly an interesting mix.
Child of Light stars a female protagonist in a coming-of-age tale, Polygon reports. It will be made using the Ubi Art Framework, the same engine Rayman Origins was developed in, and this will allow the creators to bring their fairy tale concept art, which looks very similar to early Final Fantasy titles, to life.
Plourde confirmed Child of Light will be a downloadable release, although at this time we do not know which virtual stores it will find its way into. What we do know is it will not be coming to mobile platforms, nor will it be free-to-play. We shall just have to sit tight and wait and see if this interesting-looking JRPG tribute makes it into the Wii U eShop.
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