Ori and the Will of the Wisps is Coming to Switch Today

Much like its predecessor, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is indeed coming to Switch and is being released on the eShop later today.

By Logan Moore

September 17, 2020

Even though Moon Studios previously said that bringing Ori and the Will of the Wisps to Switch would be an incredibly tall task, it seems as though the steps needed to port the game to the platform weren’t impossible altogether, as this year’s popular Metroidvania is today making its way to Nintendo’s console.

As the final announcement in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios revealed that Ori and the Will of the Wisps would be making its way to the Switch. Best of all, the latest iteration of the game will be hitting the eShop later today, which is something that I don’t think anyone would have expected when they woke up this morning.

Much like the first game, Ori and the Blind Forest, which came to Switch last year, Microsoft has continued to show a willingness to port games on platforms other than those that they manufacture. Considering how much more impressive Will of the Wisps is compared to its predecessor when it comes to the overall visuals and animation work, I’m curious to see how many corners Moon Studios had to cut in order to bring the game over to Switch. For those who don’t remember, Will of the Wisps had some pretty notable struggles at launch on Xbox One. Hopefully, those issues don’t transition to the Switch iteration as well.

Last, but certainly not least, Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch will also be getting a physical collector’s edition through iam8bit. Pre-orders are available for the marvelous looking bundle right now, but it’ll set you back $149.99. Still, if you’re a hardcore Ori fan, this edition might be worth it.

You can check out the launch trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps for Switch down below. And if you’d prefer to hold off on playing the game, assuming you haven’t done so already, Moon Studios has already confirmed that they’ll be bringing the title to Xbox Series X as well.

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Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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