Ori and the Will of the Wisps gets new March 2020 release date

Moon Studios' cute and emotional platformer, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, has a new release date and gameplay trailer.


The Game Awards 2019 is full of surprises and Ori fans will be pleased to hear that Ori and the Will of the Wisps has a new release date. This updated release date came alongside a brand new trailer featuring new gameplay. Please check it out below!

Ori and the Will of the Wisps release date

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a sequel to the critically acclaimed original, Ori and the Blind Forest. In this series, players take control of Ori, a guardian spirit, and use its various skills and abilities to navigate a Metroidvania-like world. Players have been waiting a few years now for the sequel, so it’s good to see the release date has only shifted by a single month.

The trailer itself is a visual and auditory feast. On display is Ori’s impeccable artstyle and audio, as well as the intense platforming and combat fans so love. The trailer showcases several new environments, including fantastical forests, underwater sections, swamps, desert canyons, and even gorgeous snowy fields.

Also scene in the trailer are a myriad of moves and abilities. Ori can be seen battling and out-manoeuvring several hostile creatures including giant worms, spiders, and a multi-eyed wolf. It seems as if the developers at Moon Studios haves really nailed the flow of the game, doubling-down on the style introduced in the original. This looks to be a solid entry for Microsoft’s Q1 line-up.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is due to release on March 11, 2020 on Xbox One and Windows 10. The original eventually made its way to the Nintendo Switch, so we could see a port to Nintendo’s handheld-hybrid console at some point in the future. Take a look at the Game Awards 2019 winners, announcements, and trailers page for everything from the yearly celebration.

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