Initially teased at Microsoft's E3 2017 Xbox Briefing, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Moon Studios' 2015 platformer Ori and the Blind Forest. Later that same year, improved cinematic tools were shown off, and last year, we got a new gameplay trailer hinting at a 2019 release. But that's not happening.
As we now know from Microsoft's Xbox Briefing and the gameplay trailer above, the title is set for release on February 11, 2020. The description reads:
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest - the acclaimed action platformer game with more than 50 awards and nominations - comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s true destiny.
The action platformer will bring in new spirit weapons, spells and attacks, "Larger-than-life bosses" as well as the all too familiar escape sequences. In additions there will also be new modes like Spirit Trials which are essentially speedrun challenges, plus Spirit Shrines which will send in successive waves of enemies for you to be able to kill and collect rewards for. The title is of course Xbox One X enhanced in 4K and supports HDR.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be playable on Xbox One and Windows 10, via Game Pass, and will also come to Steam. No pre-order pages are currently up.