Bring Home the Magic of Ori on One
Nintendo Switch Cartridge With Ori: The Collection
FOR THE FIRST TIME, BOTH ORI TITLES AVAILABLE IN A SINGLE RELEASE, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12th
LOS ANGELES – July 29, 2021 — Both beloved Ori titles, Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, can now be purchased together as one for the Nintendo Switch with the release of Ori: The Collection. Fans can pre-order this double pack starting today for $49.99 USD at ori.iam8bit.com and retailers worldwide.
Available globally on October 12th, Ori: The Collection will feature Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps on a single cartridge for Nintendo Switch. Ori: The Collection will include digital, award-winning soundtracks for both games as well as six collectible art cards. Ori: The Collection comes from iam8bit, Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios, with global distribution from partner Skybound Games.
Back by popular demand, iam8bit will also re-release the Ori Collector’s Edition which includes both Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps for Nintendo Switch as well as a variety of other collectible items, including a majestic stained glass-style art piece. The Ori Collector’s Edition was one of the most sought after collector’s editions of the year in 2020 and will be available exclusively on iam8bit.com and shipping just in time for the Holidays!
The Ori franchise kicked off in March 2015 with the launch Ori and the Blind Forest which received overwhelming praise, garnering over 50 awards and nominations, including Best Art Direction from The Game Awards, the BAFTA Games Award for Artistic Achievement, DICE Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original Composition, Art Direction and Animation.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps launched in March 2020 with Xbox Game Pass, and was met with similar admiration, nominated for several awards from the 2021 Game Developer’s Choice Awards, BAFTA Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards, SXSW Gaming Awards, as well as the Golden Joystick Award. The title was dubbed a Metacritic Must-Play title at launch, and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from media and fans alike, with GamesRadar+ calling it “one of the best platformers ever made, and … an easy front-runner for game of the year.”