Two Beloved Titles For the Price of One
Ori and the Blind Forest was a stunning Metroidvania adventure, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps took what the first game built and ran with it. Needless to say, we’re very happy to hear that both Ori games are being packaged together for Nintendo Switch in the form of Ori: The Collection.
These games follow the adventures of Ori, the titular leaf spirit, as they grow up and explore two different magical lands. Unfortunately, in this world, magic isn’t just a source of adorable little spirits and other beautiful things–that power can also be misused or corrupted, and when it is, the consequences are dire.
The announcement came with a short trailer just under a minute long. The video does an excellent job of highlighting the magical tone of the Ori games and showcasing some of the more dramatic moments they have to offer, including gameplay footage from several challenging levels.
On top of the two games, this collection will also include digital versions of the award-winning soundtracks for both games as well as six collectible art cards. If that’s not enough for you, iam8bit will also be re-releasing the Ori Collector’s Edition, which will feature Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps as well as a variety of collectible items.
Both editions will be an excellent addition to any gamer’s collection, especially if you’re already an Ori fan. This little franchise started back in 2015 and has been chugging along ever since, relying on its striking visual style and beautifully punishing gameplay to draw attention.
If you’re in the market for a gorgeous game that demands hard work, consider adding Ori: The Collection to your list. After all, it’s two games in one.
Ori: The Collection will be available on October 12th, 2021, for Nintendo Switch.