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Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps

PC | Xbox One | Xbox Series X
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Classification: PG
Release Date:
March 2020
Friday, 18 September 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:23pm 18/09/20 | 0 Comments
Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios is a truly beautiful game. As per our review, we championed as a "testament to carefully thought out and meticulous design" and marvelled at its gorgeous visuals. And now, as in right now, it's available for the Nintendo Switch.

With the announcement and surprise launch arriving overnight.


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.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is available now for $45.00 AUD.

Also, iam8bit is offering a rather impressive Ori Collector's Edition for 149.99 USD -- with pre-orders now open. It includes the following, and is also available for Xbox One and PC.


  • 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 Download Cards for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps soundtracks by composer Gareth Coker
  • Physical Editions of Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Ori and the Blind
  • Forest, featuring Exclusive, Reversible Cover Art (Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility)

  • Tuesday, 10 March 2020
    Post by KostaAndreadis @ 09:13pm 10/03/20 | 0 Comments
    Sumptuous, gorgeous, there's no limit to the adjectives you can use to describe the look of Ori and the Will of the Wisps - a visual achievement that looks even better in motion, with the immersion cranked even further thanks to exception sound design and the brilliant soundtrack. Oh, and underneath it all is one hell of a Metroidvania.

    A taste from our full review.
    But, the first thing that hits you and continues to do so with Ori is without a doubt its presentation – a painterly art style that is part-Pixar part-Studio Ghibli and wholly original. Paired with wonderful animation and a soundtrack that keenly evokes a range of emotion – Ori and the Will of the Wisps presents a lengthy story full of surprise, heart, and thematic weight. Focusing on anger, love, resentment, friendship, and larger spiritual themes allows individual character moments to shine and even pure gameplay ‘chase sequences’ to feel as cinematic as they do intense in what they demand in terms of raw skill.

    The bonds of friendship, parental instinct, nature out of balance, universal ideas presented in a style that doesn’t require much in the way of dialogue or text – all the big beats are told via action, music, and animation. Being able to see and read intent, feeling, and concern in the face of an animated character is part of the reason why comparisons can be made to giants like Pixar and Studio Ghibli. It’s a feat that is subtle yet immediate, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps shares visual detail and scope alongside the depth of the action-adventure platforming that make it a game.

    Click Here to Read Our Full Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review