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- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Ori and the Will of the Wisps release date was one of the biggest reveals during the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference. The news came within a brand new trailer showing off the highly anticipated puzzle platformer that is coming to both Xbox One and PC. The single-player Metroidvania will see the lovable guardian spirit Ori once again return as she attempts to learn more about her mysterious past.
Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Moon Studios’ 2015 hit, Ori and the Blind Forest. While the original took place all within the titular forest, the sequel will find Ori venturing beyond into the world outside of Nibel. The developer has listened to feedback on the first game and have replaced the prior game’s manual saves with an autosave mechanic that ensures that players won’t die and have to replay areas.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps release date for Xbox One and PC
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will release on both Xbox One and PC on February 11, 2020. Like all of Microsoft’s first-party titles, it will also be available on their Xbox Game Pass subscription service upon release. That means the cheapest way to experience the game come next February will be to purchase a Game Pass subscription for $9.99 per month.
Originally announced at E3 2017, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been talked up as one of Microsoft’s most impressive exclusives. Lead developer Thomas Maher has said that it’s an evolution upon the Ori and the Blind Forest and that it will be like Super Mario Bros. 3 if the first game was the NES original. New characters (such as a white owl that helps out Ori), combat abilities, and different mobility skills have been confirmed.