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Ubisoft Unveils Musical Partnerships For Child of Light
Ubisoft’s Child of Light now adds two more helping hands to its multi-platform RPG. Montreal-based singer-songwriter Coeur de Pirate and Cirque du Soleil’s multimedia wing are among the latest recruits to be covered in full following Yoshitaka Amano’s most recent video as part of the studio’s recent artistically focused preview coverage.
Her name meaning “pirate heart” in French, local musician Coeur de Pirate worked in cooperation with The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to create the grand, operatic ambiance for Child of Light‘s in-game flight sequences, saying she was able to compose the soundtrack from scratch as the game’s technical and creative details were provided by developers:
My experience with Ubisoft was great. I was there from the beginning, so they didn’t have so much material with me to work with at first, which gave me complete freedom. Then, when I first saw the images, I really felt I could create something great with them. I remember seeing for the first time the music on the images. This is wonderful to see something come to life like this.
Ubisoft Montreal’s Creative Director Patrick Plourde spoke highly of the Canadian artist, describing her music as “fresh, romantic, and optimistic, a perfect match for what we wanted to express with Child of Light.” He as further “extremely honored that she wanted to join us on this venture.”
Ubisoft’s other Montreal-based resource of Cirque du Soleil Media, meanwhile, contributed its own share of talent. Rather than stage performers, the world-renowned circus/performance troop brought its theatrical repertoire to Child of Light, adding what was called “a real stage direction point of view” to its creation.
Plourde elaborated on what design choices he hopes will draw players into the universe of Child of Light’s Lemuria:
Videogames invite players to be immersed in virtual worlds and no one is better at creating immersive and magical experiences than the artists of Cirque du Soleil. 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.
The studio has made great haste in channeling Child of Light‘s unique energies as the game quickly approaches release. The game will be out on the Wii U, PS3, PS4, X-Box 360, X-Box One, and Windows PC by the end of the month for $14.99/£11.99. Learn how the team contributed to the game’s overall technical and artistic design in the following look at the game’s production above.