Ubisoft Partners With Cirque du Soleil For Child of Light

Ubisoft Partners With Cirque du Soleil For Child of Light

Ubisoft is taking this little RPG very seriously with new artistic partnerships.

It's kind of a surprise that Child of Light even grew within the monstrous confines of Ubisoft, but it looks like the publisher is taking the game quite seriously. Today, Ubisoft announced that it has partnered with Cirque du Soleil Media and musician Coeur de Pirate to develop the title.

Cirque de Soleil will be helping with the game theatrical feel and costume design, as if Child of Light was one of the many Cirque shows performed around the world. Coeur de Pirate will be composing the game's soundtrack with the support of the Montreal-based Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.

"Music is one of the most important ways to communicate emotion to players," said Child of Light creative director Patrick Plourde. "The music of Coeur de Pirate is fresh, romantic and optimistic, a perfect match for what we wanted to express with Child of Light. I am extremely honored that she wanted to join us on this adventure."

"Videogames invites players to be immersed in virtual worlds and no one is better to create immersive and magical experiences than the artists of the Cirque du Soleil," added Plourde. "So to be able to collaborate with them to achieve Child of Light's ambition to create a playable poem was a dream come true."

Child of Light will be a digital-only release on Xbox Live (Xbox One and Xbox 360), PlayStation Network (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4), Wii U eShop, and PC. The game will be available to download on April 30, 2014 for $14.99.

Oh, and here's Yoshitaka Amano drawing art inspired by the game

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