Ubisoft Teases Child of Light 2, Confirms Two Games for Nintendo Switch.
(AfroGamers.com) A piece of paper that reads Child of Light 2 has led fans to believe that a sequel to the original Child of Light game is in development. In August 2018, Ubisoft confirmed that two games, Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War are coming to the Nintendo Switch, on October 11 and November 8, 2018, respectively. Just before this announcement, Ubisoft Montreal’s Patrick Plourde shared a screenshot of Child of Light gameplay on Nintendo Switch and sparked speculations that we might see Child of Light 2 releasing in the future.
In a post on Twitter, Child of Light director Plourde apologized for the long silence. He confirmed that the Nintendo Switch port of his game is now playable. In the said post, a paper can be seen in the image that reads Child of Light II. It looks like Plourde purposefully kept that paper and replied to one of his three-year-old tweets in which he mentioned that the studio is working on some “very cool projects.” He also said that these projects are set in the Child of Light universe.
So by “projects” it’s clear that the studio is most likely working on a sequel because that’s the only possible thing that can happen apart from the original game’s release on Switch. Of course, there’s is absolutely no confirmation of Child of Light 2 release happening, so don’t get too excited just yet. Still, if a sequel is in development, it wouldn’t be a shock because the original game received positive feedback from fans and critics.
When we’ll see Child of Light 2 up for release is still up for debate, but if you’ve purchased a Nintendo Switch, the good news is the original game is coming in October. Child of Light is a different type of game and it’s hard to resist the urge to check its creative art. The game’s visuals and soundtrack make it worth playing. All the 18 tracks were featured in the music album by Canadian singer-songwriter Cœur de pirate.
With over 200 unlockable skills and more than 600 crafting combinations, Child of Light is a game that will make you not want to put the controller down. Hand drawn graphics shown in the vast world of Lemuria are the finest examples of beauty and elegance.
Child of Light’s story follows a girl named Aurora who dies because of a mysterious illness and finds herself in a fictional land called Lemuria. She is the daughter of a Duke and is now on a quest to bring back the stars, the sun, and the moon to return home. In Lemuria, Aurora befriends a firefly that helps her in many quests. The main mission is to defeat the Queen of Night and escape with her prisoners.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft is bringing Valiant Hearts on Nintendo Switch. Valiant Hearts is an action puzzle game inspired by the letters written during the First World War. The game features four chapters with each chapter having its own sections. There are four characters players can take the role of and each of them has some unique abilities that can help players in many situations even outside the battles. For Nintendo Switch owners, Ubisoft is bringing a comic book called Valiant Hearts: Dogs of War. The mobile interactive comic book was released on iOS and Android in 2014.
For both Child of Light and Valiant Hearts, Ubisoft used the UbiArt framework. Ubisoft Montpellier developed this game engine for 2.5D titles. Other than the two games, Ubisoft has released several other games on this platform. The titles include games from Rayman series and 2015’s Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets.
Ubisoft’s Executive VP Lionel Raynaud once said in an interview that the company wants to see more initiatives like Child of Light. He said that he already has some projects in the pitch stage and in the future, we may have some more games like that. We’re not sure when the Child of Light 2 could release but we believe that we will hear some news soon.
Staff Writer; Jay Baker
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