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Moon Studios Creative Director: 'Ori was Our Mario' and Next Game 'is Our Zelda'

Moon Studios Creative Director: 'Ori was Our Mario' and Next Game 'is Our Zelda' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2023 / 1,752 Views

Moon Studios, best known for developing Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, is currently working on its next project. Creative director Thomas Mahler at the studio via Twitter described Ori as its Mario, while its next game will be the studio's Zelda.

"Ori was our Mario, this is our Zelda," said Mahler. "That was my thought when I first started prototyping our new project back in 2015. We then committed to Wisps, which allowed us to give this project more time in the oven so that we'd then be able to turn it into a full-blown ARPG."

Mahler responding to a fan question asking about the artstyle stated, "It's important that our games have a unique artstyle where you know that this is a Moon Studios game even if you just see a thumbnail. There are too many games out there that look the same. Art Direction matters. A lot."

The next game from Moon Studios will be multiplatform and not be an Xbox console exclusive at launch like the Ori games were stated Mahler in a response on Twitter.

"I'm not into 'exclusives', at least for our studio," he said. "I want everyone to be able to play our games!"

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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IcaroRibeiro (on 06 February 2023)

I see, so they are doing something more action-adventure with exploration and overworld (and hopefully puzzle solving) instead of something more focused on platforming. I love Ori, so really looking forward their next games

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DonFerrari (on 06 February 2023)

It is good to be ambitious, good luck on the next IP.

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LivncA_Dis3 DonFerrari (on 06 February 2023)

No too overly ambitious,
But they can deliver it in aces of spades

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 06 February 2023)

Well, you've got my attention

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2zosteven (on 07 February 2023)

let's see what you got!

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KrspaceT (on 07 February 2023)

Well Zelda has a lot of flexibility in it. Curious what 'Zelda' will entail.

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siebensus4 (on 06 February 2023)

So it's top down view?

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SKMBlake (on 06 February 2023)

Ori and the Will of the Broken Weapons

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