Developer Moon Studios released a trailer for their upcoming game, Ori and the Blind Forest, at Microsoft’s E3 press briefing earlier today. The trailer is just absolutely stunning, and the haunting melody playing throughout the trailer is beautiful. According to the news article over at the Xbox Wire, Ori is a coming-of-age story about an exiled Guardian Spirit raised by his “stepmother,” presumably the large creature depicted in the image above. As the forest Ori lives in starts to decay, he must venture out to learn more about himself.
Ori and the Blind Forest is an open-world 2D platformer with a “Metroidvania” gameplay style, where players can stumble upon clues and secrets that will allow them to progress through the game. Check out the trailer below to see a little bit of the game mechanics, as well as a look at the big bad. Ori is scheduled in the fall of this year, and you’ll be able to find it on both Xbox One as well as PC.