Everything we know about Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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Fantastic platformer Ori and the Blind Forest remains one of the tremendous Metroidvania games on PC, and in 2017, developer Moon Studios bright a sequel named Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  In interviews and trailers, the devs have conversed about how the series is different from the original game—we are told there will be advancements to fight—and at E3 2019 we ultimately got a definite launch date.

We will dive into all of that information below. Here is everything you are required to know regarding Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps launch date.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps has a launch date of February 11,
2020. It will release on the Xbox Game Pass for PC (and, probably, the Microsoft Store).

What is it?

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

A direct series to Ori and the Blind Forest, the amazing, colorful, battling Metroidvania from 2015. Expect a similar mix of precise platforming and exploration, and as you unlock advanced skills, you will backtrack in stunning side-scrolling scenery to acquire previously inaccessible parts.

Will of the Wisps puts far more focus on combat than the actual—Ori has a modern suite of weapons and abilities, involving swords, bows and explosive projectiles.

What is the story?

Moon Studios is putting a tight lid on the tale for now. All we acquire is you will “unravel Ori’s destiny”, and that you will venture apart from the forest of Nibel—the titular part of the original game. The devs have also consecutively promised an emotional tale, so keep a box of tissues nearby.

The game’s E3 trailer showed some of the more monstrous villains Ori will face, involving a giant spider and a substantial fire-breathing grub. Ori has far more options in combat as compared to in the Blind Forest.

Combat in Ori and the Blind Forest did not have variety: it was one big button mash. Battles in Will of the Wisp will be much more forceful.

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