Ori and the Will of the Wisps has a review embargo date set for March 10th.
March is a busy month for gaming. We’ve got Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, not to mention a few other titles that escape me at the moment. One other game that’s coming out? Ori and the Will of the Wisps. And now we know when we can find out just how awesome it will be.
Microsoft has set a review embargo date for March 10th. That’s just one day before Ori and the Will of the Wisps is set to release on Xbox One and Windows PC, which is not a lot of time to do your research. Although if this sequel is even half as good as the first game, it will be well worth your money.
The first game, Ori and the Blind Forest, was an enormous critical and commercial success. Profitable after just a week, Ori and the Blind Forest went on to win a bunch of awards, including Best Art Direction at the 2015 Game Awards as well as Outstanding Achievement in Art, Animation, and Music at the 2016 DICE Awards. It made our prestigious list of top platformers of the 2010s, which should be all the praise you need to get this game if you own either a PC or Xbox One.
We don’t know a whole lot about what will be in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, but we do know from the most recent trailer that it will be just as gorgeous as the previous game, and maybe even prettier. You still play as Ori, a tiny white spirit, and you’re still battling some unspeakable evil to save the forest. The sequel has ditched the previous game’s Soul Link save system in favor of a more traditional auto-save feature, but that’s about all we got for info.
Moon Studios isn’t just stopping at an Ori sequel, either. They’re working on a brand new action RPG that will “revolutionize the ARPG genre,” quoting Dark Souls, Diablo, and Zelda as inspirations.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps arrives on March 11 for Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Xbox Game Pass.
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