Ori and the Will of the Wisps Is Out On Switch Today

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Is Out On Switch Today

The Xbox-published platformer just closed out a Nintendo Direct showcase.

If you're a fan of the Ori games, you'll soon be able to play both installments on Nintendo Switch. Like, really soon—as was just announced at the end of today's Nintendo Direct Mini, Ori and the Will of the Wisps will hit the Nintendo Switch eShop later today.

First released for PC and Xbox One earlier this year, Moon Studios's sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest continues the story from the first game, following the spirit Ori and their young owl companion Ku as they navigate an island smothered by a terrifying "Blight." Gameplay-wise, Will of the Wisps expands upon the tight 2D platforming, combat, and exploration of the original.

Ori and the Blind Forest made its way to Switch about a year ago, leaving folks to wonder whether or not Will of the Wisps would make the leap as well. After Blind Forest's Switch release, Microsoft said it had "no further plans" to bring exclusives to other platforms, but it appears that Ori's an exception.

For collectors out there, the release of Will of the Wisps on Switch is also bringing a special physical edition of both Ori games. Available from iam8bit for PC, Xbox One, and Switch, the Ori Collector's Edition bundle includes physical copies of both games (region-free, cases included) packaged in a specially designed box. The package also includes a flora and fauna field guide, a sketchbook zine, collectible art cards, a glow-in-the-dark enamel pin, and download codes for both Ori soundtracks by Gareth Coker.

It's likely the case that the Switch is the last platform we'll see Will of the Wisps come to, though it will also receive enhancements for the Xbox Series X. Next up for Moon Studios is a new project that will be published through Take-Two's Private Division label.

If you're interested, you can find USgamer's review of Ori and the Will of the Wisps right here.

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