A Bird Story trailer reveals November 5 release date

To the Moon follow-up is "a simple, wordless story"

A Bird Story, the follow-up to heartstring-plucking 2011 RPG To the Moon, will release on November 5.

Developer Kan 'Reives' Gao announced the release date on Tuesday via a two-minute trailer. The video sets up the game as "a simple, wordless story about some kid who found an injured bird."

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The boy and his bird friend will embark on fantastical adventures that blur the line between reality and imagination.

Gao first announced the game in March 2013, when he revealed that To the Moon's pair of memory-delving doctors will not appear in A Bird Story. Instead, the little boy becomes their patient in 'episode 2', when he reaches the end of his life years later.

"I know that for some who have played To the Moon, there might be certain expectations as to how the 'next game' should be," Gao said at the time, "and to be honest, I don't really know how it'll be in that regard - meeting certain quota or matching aspects of another game aren't really things that I want to make them around.

"However, what I can promise is that I'll always be making what truly means something to me - and hopefully, to you too. I hope everyone could take them as they come, and enjoy them for their own merits."

A Bird Story is planned for release on Windows, Mac and Linux.