Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Andrew Bistak
Ori: The Collection – coming to Australian retailers 12th October
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 at Australian retailers from today.
Available 12th October, 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.
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.”