ori and the will of the wisps nintendo switch release date today moon studios microsoft

Ori and the Blind Forest was one of the biggest titles Microsoft brought over to Nintendo Switch, and now the sequel is coming too. Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches on Switch today, as revealed in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, with a physical collector’s edition to come later. The follow-up initially released back in March on Xbox One systems and PC.

Developer Moon Studios says the port has been done in-house, rather than shipped out to a separate development team. Hopefully this extra care means the Switch version can avoid the performance issues that plagued Ori and the Will of the Wisps at launch. It seems like that might be the case, as the team says that it will run at 60 FPS on Switch.

Later this year, a collector’s edition of Ori and the Will of the Wisps will drop. That version will be available on all currently released systems, including Switch, and it launches in December. The collector’s edition will set you back $150, and it includes a bunch of extras including a huge transformable box. The full contents are below.

Ori and the will of the wisps Switch

  • Premium “Transforming” Display Box with Glow-in-the-Dark Finish
  • Majestic Stained Glass style Art Piece
  • “The Flora & Fauna of Ori” Field Guide
  • Sketchbook Zine, featuring rarely seen production art
  • Collectible Art Card Set
  • Hard Enamel, Glow-in-the-Dark Pin
  • Digital Download Cards for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps soundtracks by composer Gareth Coker
  • Physical Editions of Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Ori and the Blind Forest, featuring Exclusive, Reversible Cover Art (Region Free – Worldwide Compatibility)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches on Switch today, Sept. 17.

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