Child of Light, one of my favourite games to release in the past decade, and one of the few games to take advantage of the sorely underused UbiArts engine, was announced to be coming to Switch recently.
And by recently, I mean two months ago, and by coming to Switch, I mean it’s out in a week.
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about! I’m sure you’ve seen it in the title at this point, but have a look at this here tweet from a Ubisoft dev:
Uuuhhh, Child of Light on Switch is cool and all, but not enough people are fixating on the sheet of paper in the background, stealth-announcing the coming of Child of Light 2!
And yes, this was covered by all the major news sites at the time of its reveal, but that lasted maybe 2-3 days, and then… Silence. No one has anything more to say on the subject, other than “it’s coming!”, I say we keep the conversation alive.
I was so excited when I first saw this. I never thought for a moment that a game like this would continue on to form a series.
It’s a very self-contained little adventure, and honestly, as for where they’ll go with a sequel, I don’t really know? But the name alone is enough to sell me.
I played the original back on the PS3, and loved every second of it. I gobbled it up like a hot brownie cake served on a cold winters morning.
Whizzing through it happily, but stopping every now and then to appreciate just how well designed a game it really was.
And that design still holds up today. As… Is probably apparent by the many, many re-releases its had since. I mean, this game is on everything now.
An exciting thing to note is the fact that since this announcement was tied into the Switch version reveal, it basically confirms the sequel will be on the console too.
In fact, it’s likely that the Switch is what sparked the conversation around a sequel in the first place.
A conversation I imagine happened at Ubisoft, seeing the success of smaller titles on the system, is “What smaller titles do we have, and how can we expand upon them?”.
I sincerely hope they keep with the same artists, and don’t stray too far from the originals aesthetics, because that’s something anyone would struggle to top.
A key part of what really pulled me in with the original was the fantastic soundtrack by French artist Coeur de pirate, and given that she’s somewhat of a big name, I do hope she’s up for recording a sequel.
What do you think about all this though? Lets keep the conversation going, and the excitement rolling. Lets show these developers that we’re excited, and inspire them to… Release a trailer, soon? Please?
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