A beautiful sequel that stands on its own merits
Back in September of 2019, one of the most surprising announcements was that Ori and the Blind Forest, an indie game under the ownership of Xbox Game Studios, would be getting a port on the Switch. After the much-anticipated sequel released on Xbox earlier this year, many wondered whether Ori and the...
Updated with new entries. Enjoy! Few could have predicted just how successful Nintendo's hybrid console would be prior to launch back in March 2017. For the preceding decade or so, many prolific third-party publishers tended to overlook Nintendo's systems for a variety of reasons, but Switch has attracted a huge number of the world's...
Games at their very best on Switch OLED
Nintendo released its first major Switch iteration in over two years back in October 2021 with the Switch OLED model. It has a few benefits, like an improved kickstand, a bump in portable audio quality, double the internal storage and a LAN connector on the dock, but the main feature is in the name. Yep, it's...
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The team is reportedly "fed up", founders respond
Moon Studios, the Austrian developer behind the Ori games, has been labelled an "oppressive" place to work in a new report. According to GamesBeat, a number of "current and former" employees believe Moon's "behind-the-scenes atmosphere" does not match up with the style and tranquility of its games...
Includes 6 art cards and both games are on the cartridge
Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are fantastic games from Moon Studios, and it's still a bit of a marvel that we get to enjoy excellent ports of these games on the Switch. The good news for those holding off and with a penchant for physical copies
The Collector's Edition is also back
Physical game distributor iam8bit has announced it will be releasing an Ori double-pack for Nintendo Switch with the help of Moon Studios, Xbox Game Studios and global distribution partner Skybound Games. This physical release contains Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This two-in-one...
"I realize I wasn't thoughtful in the way I presented my thoughts"
Thomas Mahler's been making the news this week. The Game Director for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps offered some strong criticisms of "snake oil salesmen" on Wednesday via
"From the perspective of a developer, all of this just sucks"
Thomas Mahler, the Game Director of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, took to gaming forum ResetEra earlier today to get something off his chest. He's tired of "snake oil salesmen" (as he calls them) getting hyped up by the games press and consumers, and then...
"We wanted to do our part to preserve nature"
Update: Moon Studios, iam8bit and Skybound Games have announced that December's sales drive to help Rainforest Trust raised $58,000 (or £43,000 GBP) for the charity. Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White, co-owners of iam8bit, have shared the following message: “As the publishers of the Ori series on...
Hades gets 8 noms, ACNH bags just three
The 24th annual DICE Awards is due to take place on April 8th, 2021, and ahead of the (virtual) event, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the finalists for their 23 categories, including "Game of the Year", "Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game", and "Adventure Game of the...
How many have you played?
Metacritic recently shared the worst rated game of 2020 for the Nintendo Switch (it was Tiny Racer, in case you're wondering), and now it's revealed the top 50 highest-scoring Metacritic titles - according to critic scores - for the same platform. The Nintendo Switch game of the year, according to Metacritic, goes to the...
"A lot of us questioned if this wasn’t just a foolish dream"
The previously unannounced appearance of the remarkable Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch eShop last month was a huge and very pleasant surprise. Of course, the really big surprise came last year when Microsoft permitted developer Moon Studios to bring its predecessor Ori and the...
Seems like we have great taste
It's been a brilliant year for indie games, if nothing else, and Nintendo's latest Indie World video is proof. With metroidvanias, side-scrolling brawlers, co-op party games and in-depth RPG adventure games all represented on their 16-game long list of bestsellers, it's a pretty good year to own a Nintendo Switch...
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny.
Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack.
Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities.
Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate.
Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.