Ubisoft shares its first Child of Light
gameplay details in the walkthrough video above, giving players an early look at what its creators call a JRPG-inspired "playable poem."
Lead programmer Brianna Code notes that Child of Light
stands out from other side-scrollers by giving players the ability to fly, leading to new and unique gameplay possibilities. Child of Light
's narrative revolves around player choice, and story elements in later chapters are impacted by player decisions in previous scenes. Battles take place as a series of turn-based battles, and players will be able to leave written hints throughout the game for online friends to see, a la Dark Souls
Child of Light
is due for release in 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC platforms.