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Beautiful Child of Light gets release date, deluxe edition

Ubisoft's hand-painted role-playing game comes out next month and will also be available in a deluxe edition that includes an exclusive poster designed by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia

Ubisoft's Ubi Art engine, which allows hand-painted art to be transferred directly into a game, has tremendous potential, and we've been waiting with bated breath for Child of Light, a single-player or cooperative two-player fantasy adventure about a fairy princess who wields a giant sword.

Ubisoft has announced that the game will be available as a digital download for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs starting April 30.

The deluxe pack. Ubisoft

On the same day, a special deluxe edition will be available from retail outlets. This edition of the game will include exclusive digital content, including an alternative "dark" version of Aurora, the titular Child of Light, as well as a bonus quest and collectibles; an exclusive A2 poster by Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano (whom you may know from his work on Final Fantasy); a 24-page art book with previously unrevealed artwork; and an LED key ring in the shape of character Igniculus.

The game will be available for $14.99 as a digital download. Pricing on the deluxe edition has yet to be announced, however, it is available now for preorder through game retailers.

You can read our interview with Child of Light creative director Patrick Plourde and scriptwriter Jeffrey Yohalem here.

(Source: CNET Australia)