Child of Light is a new 2D sidescroller with JRPG elements currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal.

The project is led by Far Cry 3 director Patrick Plourde, and is developed using UbiArt Framework – the same engine as Rayman Origin. Plourde states he wants to do something that’s completely different than what he worked on recently. He describes Child of Light as “soft, small and feminine”, which sounds pretty much the opposite of Far Cry 3.

This new game’s art style takes a lot of inspiration from the “Golden Age of Illustration” and the work Arthur Rackham, as well as Yoshitaka Amano’s illustrations of fairies.

Plourde also mentions classic JRPG games, like Final Fantasy 6, as a source of inspiration.

No platforms were announced, but we heard Plourde pitched the game as a “next-gen IP”, so it’s probably a downloadable title for the Xbox One and PS4. We do know it will release in Winter 2014.

Below you’ll find a few seconds of footagre from the game, captured by IGN’s Andrew Goldfarb.

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