Child of Light

“A girl born for glory.”

“She raised her sword and flew.”


Above are quotations from Ubisoft’s trailer for Child of Light, which at first glance appears to be the story book inspired JRPG-style adventure of a young girl battling her way through peril to meet her destiny.

Excuse me. I need a moment.


This is definitely topping my list for most anticipated game of 2014. If I could pick one game that I now know of to have existed when I was a kid, it would be this one. Ten-year-old me would have flipped out over this game. Rarely do we see female protagonists in the context of bravery, adventure, and glory, and female children perhaps even less so. This game appears to combine everything I want from a game: JRPG style, fantastic art direction, and the reinvention of a classic story of a brave hero in a fantasy landscape. I only hope it can live up to my now incredibly high expectations. Even more good news? It will be available on PC, Wii U, XBox One/360 and PS3/4.

You can watch the wonderful trailer right here.