Last year, Nintendo fans were treated to Microsoft’s once exclusive game, Ori and the Blind Forest. In honor of the series’ 5th anniversary, Microsoft has brought the ethereal spirit’s latest adventure to the Nintendo Switch. That’s not all, as, in true Nintendo fashion, Ori and the Will of the Wisps got to close the North American Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase September 2020 with a shadow-drop bang. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is available to play right now!

 

The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land and discover Ori’s true destiny. From Moon Studios, the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest, comes a new adventure in a vast, vibrant world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.”

 

Head on over to the Nintendo eShop to purchase Ori and the Will of the Wisps for $29.99. Currently, the game is only available as a digital download, but physical editions of the game and its predecessor are planned to be released in the future. A release date for a standard edition isn’t specified, but a special Collector’s Edition is available to pre-order right now exclusively at iam8bit. Priced at $149.99, you’ll receive the following:

  • Premium “Transforming” display box with glow-in-the-dark finish
  • Majestic stained glass-style art piece
  • “The Flora & Fauna of Ori” field guide
  • Sketchbook zine featuring rarely seen production art
  • Collectible art card set
  • Hard enamel glow-in-the-dark pin
  • Digital downloads of both titles’ soundtracks, composed by Gareth Coker
  • Physical editions of ​Ori and the Will of the Wisps​ and ​Ori and the Blind Forest​, featuring exclusive, reversible cover art

According to iam8bit, orders will be shipped out starting in December 2020.

 

 

Curious about the series and haven’t tried it? A free demo of Ori and the Blind Forest is available to download on the Nintendo eShop and you can read our review of the game.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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