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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

iam8bit has announced Ori: The Collection, a new physical release for Switch containing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The two games will be packaged together on a single cartridge. Also included are the digital soundtracks for both games as well as six collectible art cards.

Ori: The Collection comes from iam8bit, Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios, with global distribution from Skybound Games.

Ori: The Collection will be priced at $49.99. Most major retailers, as well as the iam8bitstore, will be carrying the release. It will be available on October 12.

Source: iam8bit PR

Moon Studios currently has two Ori games under its belt. But could we see more additions to the series, be it with
prequels or spin-offs? Art director Jeremy Gritton isn’t ruling out the possibility.

Speaking with IGN, Gritton said:

Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are both getting a physical release as part of a special collector’s edition from iam8bit. However, if you’re not interested in spending $150, there’ll be an alternative option.

iam8bit has confirmed to Nintendo Everything reader StrawHatEevee that regular physical versions of the Ori games are planned. Not only that, but they’re arriving in just a few months – specifically December. There’s no word on pricing yet, but they’ll definitely be cheaper than the $150 collector’s edition.

But they told me in an e-mail that it’s December. Hope this info helps.

Thanks to StrawHatEevee for the tip.

Ori and the Blind Forest followed in the footsteps of Cuphead as a game associated with Xbox moving over to Switch. In the end, Microsoft Studios’ Daniel Smith told USgamer that the game “did well” on Nintendo’s console.

Smith mentioned of bringing Ori to Switch:

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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.