Child of Light is created by a small team of seasoned developers based in Ubisoft Montreal. It has been developed on Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework, a powerful engine that lets programmers and artists bring their art to life by allowing original concept art to be inserted unedited into the game world. In Child of Light, the effect is akin to stepping into an interactive painting.
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-by-turn combat inspired by classic JRPGs, and explore a mystical kingdom. The game 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 Queen of the Night. Helped by her companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears, including dragons and other mystical creatures, in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.
The game will be available for download on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the eShop from Nintendo for the Wii U, and PC Digital, at the price of £11.99.
Prolific video game blogger NintenDaan has uploaded a ton of footage from the forthcoming Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS. The video embargo has dropped so he’s been able to showcase numerous levels from various worlds. Yoshi’s New Island is due to be released on March 14th.
The latest Nintendo Minute video features Renegade Kid founder Jools Watsham discussing both Moon Chronicles and Treasurenauts for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Watsham aims to prove that first person shooters can work on the Nintendo 3DS with his latest title, Moon Chronicles. You can watch the nine minute video, above.
Nintendo Europe has uploaded the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Launch Trailer. The video features some lovely CGI visuals along with some of the traditional platforming magic that gamers have come to expect from the Donkey Kong franchise. The game has received varied review scores from a six to a perfect ten.
Bravely Default has been given a new promo in which the role-playing title’s principal battle mechanic is demonstrated via a real-life scenario. Viewers can interact with the video, which asks them to choose between two choices, mimicking the game’s “Brave and Default” system, which requires players to either elect to Default or to Brave. Bravely Default is available now for Nintendo 3DS.
The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season. The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action. Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.
“We want to ensure that the Sonic brand continues to evolve and appeal to new generations of Sonic fans and this different look introduces a fresh approach that will be at once both familiar and new to consumers. We are committed to supporting this initiative to provide great entertainment to fans for all aspects of their lives.”
- John Cheng, President & COO, SEGA of America
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IGN has managed to get its hands on the Bravely Default – North America Collector’s Edition package and has subsequently produced this unboxing video for all to see. The Collectors Edition has sold out already at a few GameStop stores. Bravely Default is already out in Europe and is due for release in North America next month.
Nintendo of America has uploaded a brand new trailer for Yoshi’s New Island which is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. The video showcases many of Yoshi’s unique abilities in the game as well as the sumptuous in-game visuals. Yoshi’s New Island launches in North America and Europe on March 14th.
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Activision and Marvel have teamed together to release the trailer for The Amazing Spider Man 2 which is coming to the Wii U. The game is also coming to a number of platforms including the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo 3DS. The Amazing Spider Man 2 is due to be released this spring.
Kickstarter backed game Shovel Knight has received a brand new trailer to celebrate the game reaching alpha stage. Shovel Knight is a 2D action platformer that’s very similar in style to the iconic Ducktales and Mega Man. Yacht Club Games says the game will be released on March 31st.