Microsoft revealed Ori and the Will of the Wisps with a full-length trailer during their E3 2018 press conference on Sunday.

The trailer concluded with a 2019 release window for the game. Check out the trailer below:

In the trailer, you can see the titular character Ori doing things like flying on an owl companion, fighting using a sword-like ability, and firing arrows at enemies. It also features plenty of platforming abilities seen in the first game.

In a post-conference Xbox News post, CEO and Game Director at Moon Studios Thomas Mahler promised new combat skills and spirit weapons like the ones described above. The studio also ensured fans of Ori and the Blind Forest that the original game’s difficult platforming, Metroidvania style, and touching story will be present in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, too.

The trailer also showed some of the likely antagonists of this game, including a giant shadow-spider at the end of the trailer.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be a Microsoft exclusive, coming only to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Matthew Arrojas

Staff Writer

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