Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game by Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox Game Studios, developed by Moon Studios GmbH and Xbox Game Studios.
Xbox on Thursday, December 12, 2019 released the trailer:
Ori and the Will of the Wisps - TGA 2019 - Gameplay Trailer.
Players assume control of Ori, a white guardian spirit. To progress through the game, players are tasked with moving between various platforms and solving intricate puzzles. The game world unfolds to the player in the form of a Metroidvania, with new movement abilities allowing the player to access previously inaccessible areas. Unlike its predecessor The Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps relies on autosaving rather than manually placed "soul links", and the sequential upgrade system of the first title has been abandoned for a "shard" system that allows players to upgrade Ori in various ways, like sticking to walls and those that are equipped can be changed on the fly. Some of the foundational gameplay elements were inspired by the Rayman and Metroid franchises.
The game's story is centered on a new adventure to discover the world beyond the forest of Nibel, uncover the truths of the lost ones, and unearth Ori's true destiny.
A new mode called Spirit Trials was revealed at Gamescom 2018. The mode has players race to a goal and attempt to get the fastest time possible. Players can also see the best times of other players and their route to the goal.
The voice of the Spirit Tree in the forest of Niwen narrates a story that takes place immediately after the events of Blind Forest. Kuro's last egg hatches, giving birth to Ku. Ku is born with a damaged wing, rendering her unable to fly before Gumo affixes Kuro's feather to her wing. Ku and Ori go off on a flight, eventually taking themselves to Niwen, where a storm causes Ori and Ku to be separated.
Ori's search for Ku eventually leads them to Kwolok, a toad who looked over the Inkwater Marsh who asks Ori to set The Wellspring's wheels in motion, clearing Niwen's water and allowing Ori to enter the Silent Woods, the graveyard of owls where Ku had fallen. Kwolok also gives Ori a wisp, the Voice of the Forest, to guide them on their journey. At the same time that Ori enters The Wellspring, Naru and Gumo, realizing where Ori and Ku are, head off to Niwen via a raft, desperate to rejoin with them. Ori clears the water and finds Ku with them having a brief encounter with Shriek, a deformed owl who was an orphan on birth and rejected by the rest of her kind. Ori and Ku attempt to escape the Silent Woods and Shriek, but she intervenes and kills Ku.
After Ori mourns over Ku, Kwolok explains to them the Voice of the Forest is not at full power and as such, is unable to help Ku in its current state. Due to the Spirit Willow's passing, the light it carried was shattered into five wisps that scattered all across Niwen, leaving the forest vulnerable to corruption and decay that killed all of the Willow's guardian spirits and Shriek's parents before her birth. Kwolok tasks Ori to seek out the other four wisps of the Spirit Willow's light: the Memory, Eyes, Strength and Heart of the Forest, and merge them with the Voice to reform the tree's light. During Ori's journey to complete this task, they run into Kwolok again, being controlled by a hostile creature Ori previously encountered in The Wellspring. Ori breaks its control over Kwolok, allowing Kwolok to kill the creature, but with its control having taken its toll, Kwolok dies shortly after. In Kwolok's final moments, he pleads for Ori to watch over Niwen, stating Ori may be the only one who can.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps was scheduled to be released on March 10, 2020 and on March 11, 2020 by Xbox Game Studios and Microsoft Game Studios.
It is a single-player video game.
The game is made with Unity engine.
This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.
The game Ori and the Will of the Wisps is rated with E rating.
More information about Ori and the Will of the Wisps you can get at:
Official website: orithegame.com
Wikipedia: Ori and the Will of the Wisps