Ori and the Will of Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps announced

Microsoft has announced Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a sequel to the first, charming game.

A trailer shown during today's E3 press conference revealed the return of Ori in another stylish-looking adventure.

It's due in 2019 and will come to Xbox One X enhanced.

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Creator of canned Metroid fan project AM2R hired to work on Ori sequel

Milton Guasti, creator of canned Metroid fan project AM2R, has been snapped up by Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios.

AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) was released last year - exactly a year ago yesterday - to a positive response from Metroid fans.

A full remake of Nintendo's 1991 Game Boy title Metroid 2, AM2R quickly caught the attention of Nintendo lawyers. Within a day, Guasti had received a cease-and-desist letter, and the project was shut down.

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FeatureThe big interview: Xbox boss Phil Spencer

On Xbox One X, exclusives and more.

During its E3 2017 media briefing, Microsoft faced pressure to convince the gaming public to fork out its hard-earned cash - £449 in the UK to be exact - on an Xbox One X, née Project Scorpio. With the specs out of the way, it was all about the games. And so the games came - 42, 22 of which with rather vague "Xbox console exclusivity" attached. But while we saw some lovely little games as part of a different side of Microsoft (The Last Night, Artful Escape and Ori 2 spring to mind), where were the big first-party exclusive new game announcements? You know, the kind of announcement that gets early adopters fumbling over themselves to pre-order? There weren't any.