With all the hot, great announcements coming out of The Game Awards 2019, we didn’t expect to get bummed out. Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been delayed. Alright, that’s not as big of a bummer as it sounds, especially since the delay is only about a month. Then again, we still have to wait one extra month to experience this gorgeous game.
The new release date for Ori and the Will of the Wisps is March 11, 2020. It was originally slated for a PC launch on February 11 next year.
It wasn’t all bad, however. During The Game Awards, we did get to see some new footage of the beautiful, and most likely melancholic Metroidvania. Once more, we watched Ori soar with his owl friend before being unceremoniously dumped off in a dangers wood to fend for itself. The trailer shows off the usual dangers for our little light spirit: spike walls, massive enemies, and deadly traps.
Naturally, you have many similar abilities, plus more as this is a sequel. Ori can meet enemies face-on with melee attacks, and can use an electrical ability to pull out platoforms. We also see a bit more of the massive spider boss seen from E3 earlier this year. The fight itself is vicious, showing that the developer is not afraid to turn up the heat on Ori and the Will of the Wisps‘ combat engine. I’m looking forward to finding out just how easily I can die this time.
What goes up, stays up
I can’t stop gushing over the visuals in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Calling it “beautiful” or “gorgeous” doesn’t feel like it’s doing the game justice. The original Ori was itself lauded for its graphics, but its sequel seems to have taken the praise as a challenge. This is a damn pretty game.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will launch for PC on March 11, 2020.