Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Out today for Switch


from Felix Schütz
The dazzlingly beautiful Metroidvania adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps is also coming to Nintendo Switch – today! The developers have also revealed an elaborate collector's edition that you can pre-order now. All information is available here.

The critically acclaimed Ori and the Will of the Wisps has just been released for the Nintendo Switch, you can find the game in the Nintendo eShop. The price for the digital version is a fair 30 euros. After all, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has become a terrific Metroidvania fairy tale that in many ways surpasses even its fabulous predecessor, Ori and the Blind Forest. Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been available for PC and Xbox One since March 2020. In our big test we praise Ori 2 as one of the most beautiful platformer of all time, even if the game had some technical problems when it was released. We will clarify shortly whether the switch implementation does better here, our follow-up test for the switch version is in progress. According to the manufacturer, Ori and the Will of the Wisps should also run on Nintendo Switch with a smooth 60 frames per second. No statement is made about the resolution. You can get a first taste of the visual quality in the official launch trailer for the Switch version and further down in the picture gallery.

Lavish Collector's Edition announced

In addition to the Switch port, the developers have also announced a splendid collector's edition for PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The Collector's Edition includes Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps (buy now € 22.00 ) both parts of the beautiful Ori saga, so you get the full package. Both games are in a pretty box, the printing of which should glow in the dark. In addition, lots of extras are included, here the complete scope of the collector's edition (according to the manufacturer):

  • Fold-out premium display box with print that glows in the dark
  • Beautiful piece of art in stained glass style
  • "Flora & Fauna of Ori" manual
  • Sketchbook with rare artwork
  • Art trading card set
  • Enamelled badge that shines in the dark
  • Digital downloads of the soundtracks of both tracks, composed by Gareth Coker
  • Physical switch editions of Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Ori and the Blind Forest without region lock and with exclusive cover artwork printed on both sides

The box is offered by iam8bit and costs $ 149. The collection edition should be available in December 2020 and will be sent worldwide. You can get the Pre-order the limited Ori Collector's Edition here.






The Collector's Edition from Ori



The Collector's Edition from Ori

Source: Moon Studios




Are you looking forward to the Switch implementation of Ori and the Will of the Wisps? Let us know in the comments! And if you're already playing and just happen to get stuck on the puzzle in the Midnight Caves, we have a solution for you here.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Screenshot from the Switch version (Source: Moon Studios)

And what are the chances of an Ori 3? Rather bad. The developers are currently working on a still unannounced action role-playing game.

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