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New Child of Light Trailer Shows Off Co-Op Mode

Posted by Tim Latshaw

A point of light

To all those wandering lost in the dark, may you be visited by a spark. Reveal hidden passages, protect one another. Join forces to uncover Lemuria’s secrets, for the darkness is full of dangers.

Ubisoft has released another trailer for the gorgeous-looking, fairy tale-inspired RPG adventure, Child of Light. This time, clips focus on the glowing companion of main character Aurora, who is likely Igniculus the Firefly. A second player can control this ball of light, presumably through a Wii Remote in the Wii U version, to illuminate dark areas, activate devices, hold enemies, heal, and help solve puzzles.

The UK trailer shown above gives a 30th April multi-platform release date for the game, which matches the North American release, though the European Wii U version has previously been confirmed as arriving on 1st May. Unfortunately, the deluxe edition of the game and accompanying goodies seen at the end of the trailer only seem available for PC and PlayStation versions.

Can you see yourself playing Child of Light with a friend, or would you prefer its solo venture instead? Let us know in the comments.

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User Comments (27)

PvtOttobot

#3

PvtOttobot said:

I can't see this game being successful, no matter how hard I try. It looks like an indie game, looks to play like an indie game, has the reputation (none) of an indie game... so it should sell like an indie game

MAN1AC

#4

MAN1AC said:

@PvtOttobot
This game is digital only so it doesn't really need to sell like crazy to be successful. I also think you're underestimating how many gamers still enjoy unique turn-based RPG experiences.

SphericalCrusher

#5

SphericalCrusher said:

I will probably be playing this with my five year old son. Also, Tim Latshaw looks like Christopher Mintz-Plasse. :D

Edit (So I don't get banned): An older and more bad ass Christopher Mintz-Plasse though! =P

TimLatshawAdmin

#6

TimLatshaw said:

@SphericalCrusher My wrath rains upon you!

Nah, really, I get this all the time and am quite used to it. Admittedly, this is the first time anyone's told me online.

SphericalCrusher

#7

SphericalCrusher said:

@TimLatshaw My e-mail said "TimLatshaw has replied to your comment" — I started sweating, thinking "Here comes the ban hammer"

But no man, you are an awesome writer and I enjoy reading anything you put out. I'm 27 and I look like I'm maybe 18, so no worries! =)

undomiel

#8

undomiel said:

Looks like something my wife would enjoy helping out with from time to time but most likely will end up a single player crawl.

Chubblings

#9

Chubblings said:

I'm just wondering why it's coming one day later on EShop than elsewhere. One day really won't hurt the sales of this game, but I'm still curious. Since this is a digital release, I would of thought that it would have released at the same time.

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

Since its announcement this game has remimded me of Puppeteer, and now it even has a similar assistant. We tried to use it but found it too aggravating for player 1. In a household full of gamers its still a nice addition though, and more importantly a selling point.

bezerker99

#12

bezerker99 said:

This game looks 'just meh' after playing Guacamelee!

Still, I wish Ubisoft good luck with this title. Glad to see they haven't completely abandoned the Wii U. :)

JarredBuzzo

#14

JarredBuzzo said:

Sweet, I can't wait to get this one. There are a lot of games on eShop coming out soon. Even if they're mostly multiplats, I'm still happy with the games coming. Retail is weak, but DKC:TF and TW101, as well as AC IV and SC should keep me busy until MK8 comes out.

NodesforNoids

#17

NodesforNoids said:

I remember this game looking much more inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's flowing art and if this is the final form, I find it to be rather underwhelming. Basically, it's a serious Rayman with new characters. Tried and true, Ubisoft is nothing if not predictable.

AcesHigh73

#19

AcesHigh73 said:

Tell you what, this new trailer really reminds me of Aquaria — which is a very, VERY good thing :-)

Morph

#22

Morph said:

I want this to do well so they will rethink the decision not to bring valiant hearts to wii u

Sean_Aaron

#25

Sean_Aaron said:

Awesome, I think turn-based RPGs could stand a bit of multiplayer support. Like why couldn't another player control a member of your party in Xenoblade of any other RPG? I'd love to play one of those with my partner as an active participant!

Dreamz

#27

Dreamz said:

@PvtOttobot
Like Man1ac said, since it's eShop, publishing costs are greatly reduced, so it doesn't need to sell a massive amount to be successful. I'm just overjoyed to see this coming to the U. A unique turn-based RPG with gorgeous watercolor artwork that forms the world? I couldn't ask for more.

On topic, I think the co-op is a 'nice to have' feature. It's fantastic to have no matter what.

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