Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the best Xbox One games ever made, with polished, Metroidvania-style gameplay, a haunting soundtrack, and gorgeous, painted art that brings to mind the best of traditional animation. And today at its E3 keynote, Microsoft announced a sequel, titled Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Microsoft didn’t show off any gameplay footage from the sequel, but presumably it will feature similar Metroidvania gameplay and once again star Ori — the titular catlike guardian spirit from the first game. The cinematic trailer showcases a few similarly beautiful environments, before cutting to a show of Ori consoling a sad owlet gazing out at the skeletons of what are presumably its parents.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is exclusive to the Xbox One and Windows 10 Store, although there’s no release date yet.