Ori and the Will of the Wisps will launch for Xbox One and PC on February 11, 2020, publisher Microsoft and developer Moon Studios announced at the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference.
Here is an overview of the game, via Microsoft:
Following in the footsteps of its critically acclaimed predecessor Ori and the Blind Forest, we’re excited to share that we’ll be taking players beyond the forest of Nibel in the upcoming 2-D platformer sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Set to continue the legacy of Ori’s challenging gameplay, signature visual style and music, we can’t wait for you to embark on an all-new adventure all while feeling just a little bit nostalgic.
If you’re new to the Ori series or if you’ve been with us since 2014, all of us at Moon Studios welcome you to Ori and the Will of the Wisps and are looking forward to sharing our latest journey with you. Here are just a few new things you’ll find:
- Explore a vast, beautiful and immersive world. Explore a vast, beautiful, immersive and dangerous world filled with gripping enemy encounters, challenging puzzles and thrilling escape sequences. Unravel Ori’s true destiny in this emotionally engaging, hand-crafted, story-driven adventure.
- New combat system. Wield dozens of new spirit weapons, spells and skills offering new dynamic combat mechanics to the world of Ori. Nimbly fight your way through untold danger and ruin with an entirely new arsenal at your disposal.
- Customize your style of play. Choose your tools for adventure from dozens of newly acquired attacks, spells, and skills to match your style of play. In addition, utilize an all new shard system to power up Ori’s capabilities.
- Encounter epic adversaries. Face large epic bosses and seek support from discoverable allies who will provide services and offer optional quests to extend the adventure.