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‘Child of Light’ whisks you away to a mystical fairy tale realm

A new trailer for Child of Light underlines the game’s visual style, introducing players to the flourishing fantasy world of Lemuria.

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Ubisoft’s upcoming fantasy RPG Child of Light is one of the most wondrous-looking downloadable games in gaming history. The game itself blurs the edges between gaming and engaging fantasy myth, incorporating traditional themes from beloved fairy tales and fantasy epics with a beautiful and enchanting atmosphere, creating something nothing short of visual magic.

The game’s newly released Lemuria trailer once again captures that fantasy magic, imbuing the title with yet another fresh wave of majesty; we see a world that’s full of nebulous dream-like imagery, pristine environments with thriving wildlife and colorful flora–visuals taken right out of some magnificent world of hope, light, and child-like wonder.

Apart from the amazing visual style, Child of Light contains a number of J-RPG elements that are infused with dynamic platformer-styled side-scrolling action.

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The storyline follows Aurora, a stolen child (and princess, from the looks of her tiara-crown) who embarks on an epic quest to take back the stars from the mysterious Night Queen. Aided with her faithful companion, a firefly named Igniculus, Aurora traverses the fantasy realm of Lemuria in search from the stolen luminous celestial bodies, coming across a number of challenges along the way.

Scholars and readers of myth and legend will find a number of prevalent cultural references throughout the game itself; from mythical beings to Aurora’s symbolic quest to acquire the stars, moon and sun from the Queen of Night, the game is filled to the brim with fairy tale influences.

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Lemuria in itself was a hypothetical land-bridge known as the “lost land” that was believed to span the Indian Ocean, where giants and towering goliaths roamed–and it also has connections to the fabled land of Atlantis. As we see hulking giants in the trailer and throughout screenshots of the game, it’s interesting to see these connections being made–especially with the renown sunken city.

Child of Light is slated for a release on April 30, 2014 for next- and current-gen platforms and PC. For more information be sure to visit the game’s official website.

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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