Child Of Light And Valiant Hearts Announced

Ubisoft have announced two new games both of which use the UbiArt engine.

The first, Child Of Light, is a hybrid rpg/platformer with a typically whimsical plot.

“The Black Queen has stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. You play as Aurora, a young princess with a pure heart whose soul is brought to the kingdom of Lemuria. Embark on a quest to recapture the three sources of light, defeat the Black Queen and restore the kingdom of Lemuria.”

The game is said to be inspired by fairy tales and epic poems (all dialogue is spoken in rhymes) and styled after Japanese role-playing games, with turn-based battles and a skill tree closely resembling the one found in Far Cry 3.

Child of Light will release on PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014.

The second game, Valiant Hearts, is set during World War 1 and follows the stories of five characters and their faithful canine companion. It is described as “an amazing animated comic book adventure. A mix of exploration, action and puzzles.”

The five characters will try to survive the horror of the trenches in an “emotional adventure as friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”

Valient Hearts will release on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One.

You will note that unlike the Rayman franchise which also uses the UbiArt framework, neither game is scheduled for release on the PS Vita.


  1. Nice, I like the look of both of these. The Valiant Hearts art style reminds me a lot of Jamie Hewlett.

  2. Both of those look delightfully engaging, colour me in!

  3. Good god, Ubisoft. You have been knocking it out of the park as of recent. These both look fantastically intriguing and I’m keen to know more.

  4. The Ubi Art engine might be my favorite engine. Child of Light looks absolutely beautiful. I want this in my life. The sooner the better!

  5. Nice touch with the Ludovico Einaudi music in Valiant hearts. Amazing pianist.

  6. Sold on both of those, I’m loving these smaller more engaging games. It’s going to be a great next gen!

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