Today’s Nintendo Direct ended with a pleasant “surprise.” I’m divided on whether or not is was really a surprise though. 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest was exclusive to PC and Xbox One for a while. Then in 2019, it was announced and later released for the Nintendo Switch. THAT was a surprise. By then Ori and the Will of the Wisps had been announced and was expected for a 2020 release. As with quite a few Nintendo Directs, this one announced and launched a game in one swoop. In this case, it is Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
After Ori came to the Switch last year, it was only a matter of time after the sequel’s launch on Xbox One that it would also be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Another pleasant, more surprising bit about this is that there will be a Collector’s Edition coming at a later date. This Ori Collector’s Edition comes with a stained glass art peice, “The Flora and Fauna of Ori” Field Guide, a production art sketchbook, a collectible art card set, an enamel glow-in-the-dark pin, a digital download code for the Ori and the Will of the Wisps soundtrack, and best of all physical copies of BOTH the Blind Forest and Will of the Wisps with reversible covers.
This Collector’s Edition comes in a beautiful flow-in-the-dark, “transforming” display case. It can be pre-ordered now for PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Considering all its contents, the $150 price tag sounds like a pretty sweet deal. If you just want the digital copy, you can grab it on Nintendo Switch right now.
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