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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

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Ori and the Blind Forest launched on Switch at the end of last week. For a look at how it stacks up to the Xbox One version, check out the video below.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is out now on the Switch eShop. For a look at the game’s launch trailer, continue on below.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is largely the same game on Switch as it has been on other platforms. However, developer Moon Studios did make one noteworthy improvement.

When the game originally released, Ori’s sprites were animated at 30 frames per second. But now on Switch, they’ve been updated to 60 FPS. This was achieved thanks to continued improvements with Moon Studios’ engine, director Thomas Mahler says.

Xbox has published an official FAQ for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Switch. It details transferring demo progress to the full game, confirms there are currently no plans for a physical version, and more.

Here’s the FAQ in full:

Earlier today, a demo for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition was added to the Switch eShop. View some footage of it below.

As noted in our European Nintendo Download report for the week, a demo for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is on the way. It will be released tomorrow, and is expected worldwide.

The official Nintendo Download announcement marks the demo’s arrival for 18:00 CEST. That translates to 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition launches for Switch on September 27.

Source: Nintendo PR

Moon Studios has shared more information about the upcoming Switch version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. The latest details cover a couple of technical aspects, confirm Xbox Live achievements, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

At PAX West 2019, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is playable on Switch for the first time. Take a look at some footage below.

Hello, my Chocobos and Cactuars! This week on NEP, we’ve got the simultaneous worst and best episode yet! We’ve got Jared of Avalanche Reviews guesting in, but Galen’s mic crapped out once or twice, so his commentary is a little light in a few spots.

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