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The Week In Games: Ori Gives A Hoot

Illustration for article titled The Week In Games: Ori Gives A Hoot

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps drops this week for PC and Xbox One. If you have Game Pass you will be able to play this game the moment it launches. The sequel to 2015's much loved Ori And The Blind Forest, this new game features owls. That is why I put “hoot” in the headline. Get it?


Typing the word hoot this many times has reminded me of the movie Hoot. It was a movie co-produced by Jimmy Buffet about a group of teens trying to save some owls. It also starred pre-Marvel Brie Larson and Clark “Phil Coulson” Greg. It didn’t do well at the box office. After watching this trailer, I can’t imagine why it bombed...

Beyond Ori And The Will Of The Wisps, other stuff is coming out too. Check out the full list below:


Monday, March 9

  • Horizon’s Gate | PC
  • The Escaper | PC
  • Comic Book Tycoon | PC

Tuesday, March 10

  • Langrisser I & II | PS4, Switch, PC
  • Roboshark | PC
  • Laser Heck | PC
  • Wild West Steam Loco | PC
  • Serin Fate | PC
  • Dreadlands | PC
  • Armorik The Viking: The Eight Conquests | PC

Wednesday, March 11

  • Ori And The Will Of The Wisps | Xbox One, PC
  • Jump, Step, Step | PS4
  • Cartoon Strike | PC
  • Fantasy Memory Card Game | PC
  • Rhythmic Retro Racer | PC

Thursday, March 12

  • Neon City Riders | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Bless Unleashed | Xbox One
  • DJMAX Respect V | PC
  • Hidden Through TIme | PS4, PC
  • Brotherhood United | Switch
  • Hidden In Plain Sight | Switch
  • inbento | Switch
  • Half Past Fate | Switch, PC
  • A Street Cat’s Tale | Switch
  • NinNinDays | Switch
  • Mystic Vale | Switch
  • Shieldmaiden | PC

Friday, March 13

  • Stela | Switch, PC
  • Mecho Tales | Xbox One
  • Dead Or School | PS4, Switch
  • Nioh 2 | PS4
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ritual: Crown Of Horns | Xbox One
  • Rainbows, Toilets & Unicorns | Switch
  • Alder’s Blood | Switch
  • Rack N Ruin | Switch
  • Syder Reloaded | Switch
  • Jump, Step, Step | Switch
  • Trancelation | Switch
  • Super Destronaut: Land Wars | PS4, Switch
  • Yoga Master | Switch
  • Deep Diving Adventures | Switch
  • Borderlands 3 | PC (Steam release)
  • Mya Of The Desert | PC
  • Spunk and Splat | PC
  • Roundguard | PC
  • Make Me LAG | PC
  • Seals Of The Bygone | PC

Saturday, March 14

  • Iveri: The 1,000 Story | PC

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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Ori is having such a stealth release this month and that makes me wild. I am sure that the game will be a huge treat.

Gives me incentive to finally finish Blind Forest. I am so close...