"Ori and the Blind Forest" and "Ori and the Will of the Wisps" are probably two of the most beautiful games of the past years. But what about Ori 3? It’s been two years since "Ori and the Will of the Wisps" came out, so now would be the perfect time for Moon Studios to reveal some info about a possible Ori 3... But why wait? We can tell you now, whether you can expect the Ori series to continue.
Some games are just out of this world when it comes to visuals. The Ori series is definitely part of those games. Their beautiful artwork, the atmospheric soundtrack and emotional storyline is an unforgettable experience for eyes, ears and the heart. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Ori was seen as one of the Top 7 Most Hyped Video Games of 2020 and has found a lot of fans on PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Even commercially, the game was a huge success, so it wouldn't be wrong to expect a third Ori game in the future. We will tell you the odds if the release of another Ori Game is realistic.
Ori 3: Sequel Uncertain
"Ori and the Will of the Wisps" was released in March 2020. After the game's great success, questions for another sequel quickly arose. However, Moon Studios initially put a stop to those speculations. In a Reddit "Ask us anything", the developers explained that the Ori story is basically complete within the framework of the two games.
At the same time, however, the developers emphasized that by designing the end of "The Will of the Wisps" they deliberately kept a small back door open for a sequel, although this option is not official at the moment.
Both statements were made in October 2020 and are therefore already comparatively old. However, there are unfortunately still no real hints or an official announcement for a new Ori game. The chances of another sequel have probably even decreased recently, as publisher Microsoft has ended its cooperation with Moon Studio.
The reason for this were presumably reports by former employees of Moon Studios, who had sharply criticized the extremely negative in-work place environment. Even if hope is known to die last, fans of the series will definitely have to wait for the time being.
Games Similar To "Ori and the Will of the Wisps"
Even though the Ori series is a masterpiece, it has some serious competitors when it comes to the gameplay. Whoever is generally keen of platformer games, should also take a look at the following titles:
Rayman Legends already has a few years under its belt, but it looks great and impresses with a very creative level design. Ultimately, Rayman Legends is certainly a lot more hectic than the Ori series, but it's still a lot of fun. Pro tip: just play the free demo!
Even closer to Ori is Hollow Knight. The game was developed by Team Cherry and is, despite their cute protagonist, pretty dark if we compare it to the Ori series. But when it comes to the gameplay, both games seem to be quite similar, although still unique in their own ways, which is why many Ori fans should at least try out Hollow Knight once.