Since its announcement
at E3, Moon Studios' platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest
, has drawn its share of interest. Originally slated for release in late 2014, it was revealed in November that the game would be suffering a delay
into early 2015. Thankfully, the developers are intent to deliver on that launch window.
Of course, a release date announcement typically isn't complete without the launch of a new trailer and some screens. In the newly-released video, we get a glimpse of the Forlorn Ruins and the unique gameplay elements needed to traverse the level. Ori will be able to utilize a light vessel to climb on the walls in the Forlorn Ruins, but the catch is that you can't double jump. Also, certain walls may only be traversed using the light vessel, so dropping it to make that long jump may result in an untimely end.
will also give players the ability to use a Soul Flame that, simply put, acts as a save state. Yes, the game has checkpoints, but if you pass a particularly difficult element, you can drop the Soul Flame to save your progress right then and there.Ori and the Blind Forest
will be released on Xbox One on March 11th, 2015 for $19.99 or regional equivalent. No release information was provided for the 360 version of the title at this time.