Is Ori and the Will of the Wisps Going to Be on Nintendo Switch?

Is Ori and the Will of the Wisps Going to Be on Nintendo Switch?

We look at whether and when the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest will be making it onto the Switch.

The beloved indie classic is getting a sequel soon; Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a beautifully-rendered platformer with Metroidvania elements. Though the game has already been confirmed for Xbox and PC, we're here to work out if Ori and the Will of the Wisps is getting a Nintendo Switch release


Is Ori and the Will of the Wisps Getting a Switch Release?

At the time of writing the answer is no, though we can't be certain that's going to be permanent going forward. The original game was also first available on the PC and Xbox, before getting a Switch port - though that was four years later. It's entirely possible that this new game will follow the same trend, especially if it seems like the demand for a Switch release is substantial enough.

When Will Ori and the Will of the Wisps Be Out on Switch?

Again, this is highly speculative, but we'd be surprised if the gap was another four years. Ori 2 is released on PC and Xbox One on March 11 2020, but it's more likely that it'll be a shorter gap this time before the Switch port, especially considering there's a precedent in play. We suspect that it's more likely to be one or two years at most, Microsoft making sure that it's tapped the game for all the exclusive purchases before allowing it on other platforms. However, this would have to be very financially advantageous, as Microsoft has said it has no plans to bring exclusives to other consoles.

... Friend or foe? | Moon Studios GmbH/Xbox Game Studios

Still, if you want to know more about the upcoming Ori game, you can find all the details we have so far right here. Or if you want to know what's going on with the game's release date, we have an explanation of that too.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

In other news

Sony Delays PS5 Launch Title Destruction AllStars to February

On top of the delay, it'll also be launching as a free title through PlayStation Plus.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Heading to iOS and Android

Hopefully it'll run better at launch than the Switch version did.

Luigi is Real in Super Mario Bros. 35

Play as Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 35. (Or wear his skin, whatever.)

You may also like

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Delayed Again to December

CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.

Netflix Is Working on a Live-Action Assassin's Creed Series

Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

Both Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 Hit Next-Gen This December

Next-gen sports will arrive a little after launch.