Ubisoft partnered with Cirque du Soleil and Canadian singer-pianist Coeur de Pirate to develop the soundtrack and theatricality of its upcoming JRPG-inspired game Child of Light, developers shared today.
The video above shows how de Pirate along with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra created the soundtrack, while le Cirque du Soleil Media worked to "enhance the sense of theatricality in the game," bringing some of the shows movement and costume style into the game. Viewers can also get a first listen at their work and how it melds with gameplay and combat.
"Music is one of the most important ways to communicate emotion to players," said 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.
"Video games invite 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," he added. "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."
Ubisoft's previous video, released last month, shared details on the artwork creation process for Child of Light. The game will launch on April 30 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.