In a tweet authored by Child of Light and Ubisoft creative director, Patrick Plourde , there’s a not so subtle hint that a sequel to the coming-of-age watercolor RPG platformer is on its way. In the foreground is a Switch running the long awaited port of Child of Light and this is seemingly the point of the tweet; to reassure players that the development of Child of Light on Switch is well on its way.
However, in the background strewn across a cream colored work desk are a handful of paper documents. One of which displays a semi obscured title page with ‘Child of Light II’ typed on the front. Albeit, the first half is concealed and we can only really see ‘Light II’, the context and author mean there’s no doubt this refers to Child of Light II.
The layout of the photo seems too obvious to be accidental and there’s a staged feel to it all, especially only revealing enough for us to be certain of what we are looking at. In addition, the the other document on the table is blurred, meaning efforts were made to make the title page legible. The photo can only be a carefully orchestrated leak.
By no means an official confirmation or announcement by Ubisoft, the move may simply be a precursor to a bigger reveal. A way to whet our appetite in anticipation. Given the original was released in 2014, enough time has elapsed to suggest a sequel could be well into development. Hopefully we will hear more in the coming weeks and months.
This news follows on from Ubisoft announcing on their website that the Switch version of Child of Light would hit stores on October 11th of this year. In the same post, Ubisoft revealed Valiant Hearts was getting the same Switch treatment with a November 8th release.