While many of us are either content with Ori & The Blind Forest being a solid and strikingly beautiful platformer, Creative Bytes seemingly want to expand upon those ideas with something of their own.
In comes Embers of Mirrim, a title that while sounds like a location, simply refers to the main features of the game's protagonist - Mirrim.
Spitting Mirrim into a vibrant world full of platforms, puzzles and countless things ready to break its momentum, the plumed creature must find every opportunity to split and reduce itself into two 'embers' of light and dark to traverse the dangerous world and its classic platformer-like propulsion relics. Obviously we're just pulling names from a hat there, but anyone familiar with the Rayman series or, more recently, Ori & The Blind Forest will feel right at home with this one.
Once split at whatever convenience to the player, Mirrim's separated embers are controlled independently like a twin-stick shooter. Evident through the trailer, the two different coloured embers react differently to the objects presented on-screen. Meaning that while Mirrim as a whole can't traverse through the glowing slingshots, its Ember forms should have no trouble finding a way through the obstacles.
The game promises "epic boss battles" and likely a lot of trial and error twitch-based platforming that might get a little fast-paced and confusing for those not typically used to multitasking separated controls. Playable at this year's GDC, we should expect this one to release a little closer to the year's end.