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How to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps early

If you're itching to get your hands on Ori and the Will of the Wisps, there's a way to play it early.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps officially launches on March 11, which means those in certain parts of the world are now able to play it. But you don't have to live in a country where it's already March 11 to play early.

The same ol' trick to unlock Xbox One games early also works in Ori's case. That is, to set your console's region to New Zealand. The same can also be done on PC, by changing the region to New Zealand.

This usually works with Xbox Game Pass titles, across both Xbox One and PC, but it may not work for players tho pre-ordered the game. Sometimes, the Microsoft Store ties the unlock time to the country where the purchase was made, which means you'll have to wait until the game officially unlocks in your region before you can start playing.

In any case, it's worth a try if you can't wait to play. Read on below for how to do it.

How to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps early on Xbox One

  • Press the Xbox button and bring up the guide.
  • Click Settings and go to All Settings, then System.
  • Under Language & location, pick New Zealand and restart your Xbox.

How to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps early on Windows 10 PC

  • Open the Start Menu and click the Settings icon.
  • Choose Time & Language.
  • From the left panel, hit Region and choose New Zealand from the drop-down list.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps' reviews so far have been very positive, with more to come soon following a day-one update. Hit the link to read what reviewers are saying.

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