Entrambi i titoli Ori, Ori and the Blind Forest e Ori and the Will of the Wisps, sono ora acquistabili insieme come unico prodotto pacchettizzato per Nintendo Switch con l’uscita di Ori: The Collection.
Disponibile in tutto il mondo a partire dal 12 Ottobre, Ori: The Collection conterrà Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition e Oricand the Will of the Wisps su una singola cartuccia per Nintendo Switch.
Ori: The Collection includerà le colonne sonore digitali e premiate per entrambi i giochi, oltre a sei carte da collezione. Ori: The Collection di iam8bit, Moon Studios e Xbox Game Studios, con distribuzione globale dal partner Skybound Games.
Il franchise di Ori ha preso il via nel marzo 2015 con il lancio Ori and the Blind Forest che ha ricevuto lodi travolgenti, raccogliendo oltre 50 premi e nomination, tra cui Miglior Direzione Artistica ai The Game Awards, il BAFTA Games Award for Artistic Achievement, DICE Awards per Outstanding Achievement in Original Composition, Art Direction and Animation.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps è stato lanciato nel marzo 2020 con Xbox Game Pass, ed è stato accolto con analoga ammirazione, nominato per diversi premi dai 2021 Game Developer’s Choice Awards, BAFTA Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards, SXSW Gaming Awards, così come il Golden Joystick Award. Il gioco è stato definito un titolo Metacritic Must‐Play al lancio, e ha ricevuto recensioni estremamente positive dai media e dai fan.
ABOUT THE ORI SERIES
Developed by Moon Studios, Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are beautiful hand‐drawn adventures about a young spirit destined for heroics, featuring tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.
Previously only available physically on Xbox One, iam8bit and Moon Studios have partnered with Skybound Games to distribute physical editions for both titles on Nintendo Switch. This launch also includes a special Collector’s Edition only available on iam8bit.com that includes both titles, a premium display box, collectible art cards from the series, complete soundtracks from both titles and much more.
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative‐busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the videogame industry’s very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back
when it was simply known as “theatre”). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, and is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top‐tier games. In 2020, iam8bit evolved into financing and publishing games, soup‐to‐nuts, with several yet‐to‐be‐announced PC, console and tabletop games on the horizon. The company is based in Los Angeles and co‐owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com and follow iam8bit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Moon Studios
Moon Studios is an independent video game development studio, founded in 2010 by Thomas Mahler (former Cinematic Artist at Blizzard Entertainment) and Gennadiy Korol (former Senior Graphics Engineer at Animation Lab). The company mainly focuses on highly refined gameplay mechanics within its products and prides itself on an excessive ‘iterative polish’ process. Moon Studios is a distributed development house: All team
members are spread throughout the world, allowing Moon to work with the best and most talented people in the games industry. Moon Studios created the critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps and is currently developing a new, unannounced action RPG.
Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capabilities to produce, develop, and license video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. The Skybound Games slate houses everything from indie projects to high‐budget franchise titles, with recent games including Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Before Your Eyes and The Big Con. The studio can be found
on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and at www.skybound.com.