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, Xbox Game Studios and Ori.
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. As Ori, players must jump, climb, glide, and swim between various platforms to solve intricate puzzles. Gameplay unfolds in the form of a Metroidvania, with new abilities and upgrades allowing players to unlock previously inaccessible areas of the map. Some of the foundational gameplay elements were inspired by the Rayman and Metroid franchises.
Unlike its predecessor Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps relies on autosaving rather than manually placed "soul links." The sequential upgrade system of the first title has been abandoned for a system of "shards," which can be purchased or found throughout the game to upgrade or modify Ori's stats and attacks. Ori's attacks can be managed via a convenient radial menu, and orbs to increase Ori's health and energy can be found throughout the map.
A new mode called Spirit Trials was revealed at Gamescom 2018. The mode challenges players to race to a goal in the fastest time possible. To enhance competition and strategy, players can see the best times and the routes taken by other players. Will of the Wisps also introduces side quests from NPCs to earn collectible items such as Gorlek Ores, which are used to expand the game's hub area.
The story takes place immediately after the events of Blind Forest and is narrated by the Spirit Tree in the forest of Niwen. Kuro's last egg hatches, giving birth to a baby owl whom Ori, Naru, and Gumo name Ku and raise as part of their family. Being born with a damaged wing, Ku is unable to fly until Gumo affixes Kuro's feather to it. Ku and Ori go on a flight that ends up taking them out of Nibel and into Niwen, where a storm separates them.
Ori's search for Ku eventually leads them to Kwolok, a toad looking over the Inkwater Marsh and some of the inhabitants of Niwen, the Moki. He tells Ori that Ku is in the Silent Woods, the Moki's former home now turned into a desolate graveyard of owls, but with the waters of Niwen unclean, Ori must set the wheels of The Wellspring back into motion to enter them. Kwolok also gives Ori a wisp, the Voice of the Forest, to guide them on their journey. Meanwhile, Naru and Gumo head off to Niwen via a raft to find Ori and Ku. Upon setting The Wellspring's wheels back into motion, clearing Niwen's water, Ori proceeds to enter the Silent Woods. There they reunite with Ku, but the pair encounters Shriek, a deformed, vicious owl ruling over the Silent Woods and terrorizing Niwen, who was an orphan at birth and rejected by the rest of her kind. Shriek attacks Ori and kills Ku.
After Ori mourns Ku's death, Kwolok explains that the Voice of the Forest is not at full power and is unable to bring Ku back in its current state. Due to the Spirit Willow's prior passing, the light that it carried was shattered into five wisps that scattered across Niwen, leaving the forest vulnerable to corruption and decay that killed the Willow's guardian spirits and Shriek's parents before her birth. Kwolok tasks Ori with seeking 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. Kwolok leaves his marsh to help Ori find one of the wisps, but his body is forcibly taken over by the Stink Spirit, a creature born out of the forest's decay whose body jamming the wheels of The Wellspring was the cause of its non-functionality. Ori breaks the spirit's control over Kwolok, allowing for him to kill it, but the fight leaves him mortally wounded. Before dying, Kwolok pleads to Ori to restore and protect Niwen in his place.
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
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