Ori and the Will of the Wisps Trailer is Beautiful and Devastating

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Trailer is Beautiful and Devastating

What the heck Xbox press conference?

One of the surprise announcements at the Microsoft E3 press conference today was Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a sequel to Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest. The sequel will come out on the new Xbox One X with 4K enhanced visuals.

The brief trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps scrolls through scenic views of the magical forest of Nibel, before slowly darkening the trailer's atmosphere. The final shot of the owl overlooking its storm drenched home, complete with grim figures of birds crying over broken eggs, was pretty heartbreaking which is not a feeling I expected watching Xbox's press conference.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps doesn't have a release date, but check out other Xbox One X updates in our Microsoft media hub.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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