8 video games we can't wait to play in 2018

The Wild West, Spider-Man and a new adventure with the forest spirit Ori all highlight a magical 2018 for gamers.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Photo: Ori and the Will of the Wisps)

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'Ori and the Will of the Wisps'

"Ori and the Will of the Wisps," from Moon Studios, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit "Ori and the Blind Forest." Created by Gennadiy Korol, an Israeli game developer, and Austrian Thomas Mahler, the title has the potential go down in history as one of the most beautiful games ever conceived.

"This time it's really about blowing the gates wide open and welcoming everyone back into the Ori universe with a huge bang," Mahler said earlier this summer. "If you even have the slightest inkling of an interest in Platformers, Metroidvanias or 2-D games... I think we got you covered with 'Will of the Wisps'!"

Like the original, Moon Studios also secured the services of British composer Gareth Coker to help add emotional weight to the world of Ori. Considering how many people teared up during the game's reveal at Microsoft's E3 event last year, it's clear that this game's gorgeous interactive world of sight and sound will be one of the highlights of 2018.

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