Moon Studios talks possibility of more Ori games, “would love” to see Ori in Smash Bros.
Posted on October 9, 2020 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch
Moon Studios currently has two Ori games under its belt. But could we see more additions to the series, be it with
prequels or spin-offs? Art director Jeremy Gritton isn’t ruling out the possibility.
Speaking with IGN, Gritton said:
“For now we’re focused on our newest title, but we’ve left the door open for a return to Ori’s world. It would really come down to whether or not there’s a story that the team is excited to tell.”
“There are a lot of possibilities for stories to tell in [Ori game settings] Niwen or Nibel. As you mentioned, both prequels and spin-offs would give us an opportunity to expand on the lore while giving a fresh perspective.
Although we don’t have anything planned at the moment, I think there’s a lot of potential there. Sometimes I’ll have an idea that I think would be cool to explore, so I make a note of it and file it away for now. Continuing to expand on what we’ve already established could be a lot of fun.”
Gritton also wouldn’t rule out exploring other media for Ori like a comic book or animated show, stating that it “could be really interesting.” He added that “Ori’s world could very easily transfer to other media” and “there’s a lot we could dive into and explore more in-depth” when it comes to lore.
Finally, when asked about the possibility of Ori in Smash Bros., Moon co-founder Gennadiy Korol mentioned:
“I think all of us at Moon would LOVE to see Ori in Smash and we think that Ori’s moveset and fighting mechanics [would] be tons of fun. I honestly think this could be amazing and you should tweet Phil Spencer about it!”