Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition coming to Steam, Windows 10 on April 27

Ori runs and jumps definitively through new areas, story beats, music, and abilities.


Moon Studios wasted no time. After announcing a Definitive Edition for Ori and the Blind Forest last summer, the gorgeous platformer (and one of Shacknews' favorite games of 2015) landed on Xbox One last month. On April 27, PC players will get their hands on Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition when it arrives on Steam and Windows 10.

For Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Moon Studios went above and beyond the usual Game-of-the-Year-Edition fare. "Immediately after the release of Ori and the Blind Forest, we heard cries from fans asking for even more content," the developer said (per Xbox.com). Instead of ‘just’ releasing DLC, we decided to craft an entirely new package that includes both the new content as well as features that fans have asked us to add to the original game. We spent almost an entire year on this new release of Ori and the Blind Forest and hope that we have now delivered the ultimate Ori experience for all of our fans out there."

Ori's got more bells and whistles than more areas, music, and abilities. The Definitive Edition adds an easy mode that caters to players intimidated by the original edition's notoriously high difficulty.

Those bells and whistles take the form of graphical modifications on Windows 10. You'll be able to cross-save between Xbox One and Windows 10, and ratchet up to higher resolutions and monitor support.

All versions of Ori and the Forest: Definitive Edition throw in the original game for free, letting you choose how to play.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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