One of E3 2017's pleasant surprises was the teaser for the sequel to Moon Studios' 2015 title Ori and the Blind Forest. Now, the developer team has released a short video demonstrating a series of improvements to the cinematic tools in use for the second game.
For those not familiar, Ori and the Blind Forest is a Metroidvania-style adventure game in which you take the role of the namesake character which tries to save the forest of Nibel from perishing. It makes use of a lush, painterly art style, and an orchestral soundtrack to underline the rather simple, but effectively delivered story.
The successor seeks to one up the 2015 title, not in the least in terms of visuals, which were aptly demonstrated during the E3 teaser trailer. A video demonstrating how the available toolset was used to create the teaser can be seen below.
It's interesting to see not only the increased amount of detail, but the improved efficiency of the cinematic tools, and how easily things like the depth of field can be adjusted.
At this point, there's no clear date for the release of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, but the video demonstration certainly hints towards something that'll be worth the wait.
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Source: Moon Studios (YouTube)
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