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Ori and the Blind Forest Brings The Definitive Edition to Retail


It’s an early Christmas where Nordic Games is concerned.

In partnership with Microsoft and Moon Studios, Nordic Games has announced that the Steam version Ori and the Blind Forest will be brought to retail! Offering two editions — Standard and Limited respectively — these will be available upon release on June 14th, 2016.

“My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning”, said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “There is a fundamental connection with platformers in our team. Combine this with the unique art style, the gripping atmosphere, and the immaculate gameplay of Ori and the Blind Forest, and you’ll see our team drooling all over this amazing game. In more formal words: We are more than happy to work together with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios and publish this gem of a game in its PC retail version and give it the physical representation it deserves.”

The Standard version includes premium packaging with a quickstart guide, the game DVD, and an A3-sized poster. If you’re hankering for a little more though, the Limited Edition offers the Steelbox packaging with the game DVD, the quickstart guide, a shiny music soundtrack, and special items such as two postcards and two double-sided A3-sized posters.

XBox One users will be happy to know that Nordic Games will be releasing Ori and the Blind Forest on console as well, confirming a release date of June 14th, as well as a price of $19.99.

Nordic Games has said that the Definitive Edition has come with new updates, such as:

  • Packed with new and additional content: new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more!
  • Discover Naru’s past in two brand new environments
  • Master two powerful new abilities — Dash and Light Burst
  • Find new secret areas and explore Nibel faster by teleporting between Spirit Wells

Keep your calendars open and be on the look out June 14th!

Kate Rhiannon is a Contributing Editor-at-Large and Graphics Artist for, and a producer for the Level 1 Scrubs podcast. Her opinions are her own. Feel free to follow her on Twitter and Facebook, where she posts updates about her creative projects!




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