The gorgeous art behind hit Xbox One game Ori and the Blind Forest

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One of the year's best gaming surprises has been Ori and the Blind Forest, a downloadable Xbox One title that plays like a classic Metroid game but looks like something made by Studio Ghibli. Its complex, sprawling world — a giant forest filled with magical creatures — is incredibly endearing thanks to wonderful art and absolutely amazing animation. It's sort of like playing a really good animated film. Unsurprisingly, the concept art behind Ori and the Blind Forest is equally impressive, and doesn't look too far removed from the game itself. You can check out some pieces below, and there's even more right here, courtesy the artists at Moon Studios.

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