Child of Light Director: ‘The game is a love letter to JRPG fans’

The recently revealed Child of Light videogame has been garnering much attention due to its unusual premise and endearing art style, but its innovation runs far deeper than this. The videogame is a very modern turn-based role-playing game (RPG) design that recalls the structure of […]
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The recently revealed Child of Light videogame has been garnering much attention due to its unusual premise and endearing art style, but its innovation runs far deeper than this. The videogame is a very modern turn-based role-playing game (RPG) design that recalls the structure of 16-bit Final Fantasy titles coupled with platform adventures. Ubisoft is well aware of this comparison, and is eager to identify the reasons behind it.

“Primarily the game is a love letter to JRPG fans. That’s our core audience. We hope we can reach players that haven’t played the genre in a while and rekindle their love for this type of adventure, players who were raised on the golden age of Squaresoft.” States Patrick Plourde, Creative Director on Child of Light, in a frank question and answer (Q&A) session. “I also feel we can make an impact with women. There’s a serious lack of representation of strong female leads in games and I feel we can make a difference.”

Child of Light is a reimagining of classic fairytales, inviting players on an epic adventure into the magical painted world of Lemuria. Players will uncover mysteries, participate in turn-based combat and explore the mystical kingdom. The videogame puts players in the shoes of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night.

Child of Light is about pressing the reset button, starting fresh and risk everything on something that I never did before.” Adds Plourde.

Currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is set for release in 2014. Electronic Theatre will bring you more details on Child of Light very soon, including a hands-on preview and the Q&A session with the development team.

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