“A lot of us questioned if this wasn’t just a foolish dream”.
The previously unannounced appearance of the remarkable Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch eShop last month was a huge and very pleasant surprise. Of course, the really big surprise came last year when Microsoft permitted developer Moon Studios to bring its predecessor Ori and the Blind Forest to Switch after securing the game as an Xbox console exclusive during development, so perhaps it was only logical to assume the sequel would show up sooner or later.
Technologically speaking, however, this second enchanting Metroidvania-style gem is another beast entirely. Will of the Wisps was pushing Microsoft’s more powerful hardware when it launched back in March, and most technically-minded onlookers considered the chances of Will of the Wisps coming to Nintendo’s handheld hybrid very remote indeed. And yet it did, with its 60fps gameplay intact, too.
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