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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Collector's Edition: Unboxing the light of Niwen

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Ori Will Wisps Ce Hero (Image credit: Windows Central / Samuel Tolbert)

Moon Studios' Ori and the Will of the Wisps recently launched on Xbox One and PC. Right now, one of the best high-end options for playing is with the limited Collector's Edition. As I made sure to grab a copy of the Collector's Edition, I've put together a quick series of unboxing photos, so you can see what this collector's edition looks like, as well as my impressions of what is included and if it's a fair price.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Collector's Edition What you get

In addition to an Xbox One copy of the game on disc, the Ori and the Will of the Wisps Collector's Edition include the following.

  • A steel book case for the game
  • A CD with collections of the piano music by the game's composer Gareth Coker
  • An MP3 download code for the soundtrack of the game
  • An artbook featuring concept and promo art from the game
  • A package to neatly pack away everything

You can take a look at the gallery below for different shots of everything included.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Collector's Edition Impressions

Considering the price, this is a fantastic Collector's Edition. It's only $50, that's $10 lower than the average full-price game and only $20 more than the standard edition of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Given how the music in the Ori games has been a highlight, the soundtrack being included is fantastic, as is the dedicated piano collection's CD. I also love the minimalistic, elegant design of the steel book. As for the artbook, it's perfect for taking a look at some of the stunning environments that Moon Studios designed for this sequel.

If you're a fan of Ori, I highly recommend grabbing it. If it's something you even think you want to get, I'd recommend grabbing it right now, as it's extremely unlikely this will stay in stock for long.

As for the game itself, our Senior Xbox Editor Jez Corden wrote an in-depth review. In it, he said that "Simply put, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has more of a soul than many $60 "AAA" titles I've played in recent years, and is a cherishable experience I'm sure I will return to repeatedly for many years to come. There wasn't a single moment throughout Will of the Wisp's powerful campaign that I felt bored, or fatigued, and the ending left me with an immediate sense of longing for more of Ori's enchanted world."

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • I bought this and it's cool for only 50 bucks. But now I'm struggling to sell off the XB1 Disc. No one wants it for 20 bucks for the game. I may sell it for less or I might keep it.
  • Did they have a version that wasn't XB1?
  • I think he bought the standard edition initially, and now he has got the Collector's Edition. I have a feeling it might be hard to sell due to a lot of players using Game Pass.
  • Yeah, that's probably right. I was just wondering if there was a collector's PC version or if was just the Xbox.
  • No there is no collector's edition for PC or I would have got it. I got it because I didn't want to take a risk of losing out on the collector's edition. I think eventually there will be a collector's or special edition for PC. MS does this for games like this. I've got these version for QB, Recore and Sunset Overdrive.
    There was even one for the first Ori. I think it's a had sell for few reasons. One is ofc game pass. But I think a bigger reason at the moment is the coronavirus. People have different priorities at the moment and rightly so.
  • Yeah, good point on your last paragraph, I didn't think about that.