What you need to know

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps is set to launch on February 11, 2020.
  • The release date debuted alongside a beautiful new trailer for the game.
  • TThe game will hit Xbox Game Pass on the same day as its release.

If you've been waiting for an actual launch date for the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, consider your calendars marked. Ori and the Will of the Wisps, revealed first at E3 2018 where we got a hands on, has finally gotten a release date. Alongside a killer new trailer at E3 2019, Microsoft has announced this game will be dropping February 11, 2020. And if that wait seems like a long time, don't worry; there's a whole new trailer to show you even more of this dark, wonderful world.

On top of the expected return of the big monster bird from Blind Forest, this trailer shows us lots of other baddies in this world. The giant spider, like other big monsters in this world, aim to test your ability to move fast and strike in between breaths. But your core abilities aren't alone, as it appears Ori can take energy from the world and smash it in the faces of any who try to eat it.

February is a long way away, but Microsoft is promising Ori will be available with Xbox Game Pass, playable on Xbox One and Windows 10. And if you'd prefer to buy your PC games on Steam, you'll also be able to get it there. We'll be here to update you as soon as pre-orders go live for this one!

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