May 23, 2016 – Nordic Games partners up with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios to bring the Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to retail. The publisher will offer two editions – Standard and Limited Edition – which will both release on June 14, 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.”
“Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we’ve received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we’re extremely pleased to finally make everyone’s wish come true,” said Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios. “We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition. We can’t wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves and we once again want to thank all of our fans and everyone who supported Moon and Ori over the last few years – we’re deeply humbled and appreciative, thank you so much!”
The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 19.99 and includes:
- Premium Packaging
- Quickstart Guide
- Game DVD
- A3 Poster
The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 29.99 and includes:
- Quickstart Guide
- Game DVD
- Audio-CD OST
- 2 Postcards
- 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters
And for those who enjoy playing Ori on Xbox One, Microsoft will – in partnership with stores across the US –release the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One on June 14, 2016 for $19.99.
What’s new about the Definitive Edition?
- 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
About Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a must-play, award-winning franchise that tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens more features, Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifi ce, and the hope that exists in us all.