Ubisoft announces release date for Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Time to clean your bayonets! Ubisoft has announced that Valiant Hearts: The Great War is launching digitally on June 25 for PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The WWI-set adventure game is developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, who also made the excellent Rayman Legends. Naturally, the game will be powered by the UbiArt framework, which powered the past two Rayman games, as well as Child of Light.

Here's a new trailer to give you an idea about the game:

When the game was first announced, Ubisoft had this to say:

At this yearís Digital Days Ubisoft announced Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a downloadable 2D platformer set during World War I and inspired by actual letters from the time. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier on the UbiArt Framework (the same studio and engine that gave us Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins), Valiant Hearts tells the tale of four strangers coming together on the battlefield to help a young German soldier find love in a story about survival, sacrifice and friendship.

Solve puzzles and sneak through enemy lines while doing your best to stay alive. Each of the five playable characters (including the lovelorn German soldier) work alongside the same faithful canine companion at different times, all trying to survive in the trenches while doing their best to hold onto their humanity in the face of loss and tragedy. Though itís set during a dark time in history, there are lighthearted (and even comical) moments spread throughout the game.

Sounds like a beautiful project! Here's hoping it has a smooth launch.