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Ori and the Blind Forest

iam8bit, Xbox Game Studios, and Moon Studios have set a final release date for the standard physical versions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps for Switch. Both games are heading to retail on December 8. Pre-orders will open soon.

The physical editions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps contain six collectible art cards and digital downloads of the game’s respective soundtrack, composed by Gareth Coker.

Pricing is set at $39.99 / €39.99 for each title.

Source: iam8bit PR

Ori and the Blind Forest marks the latest title for Switch that was previously published by Microsoft on Xbox. Some might be curious: how’d the whole thing happen in the first place? In an interview with MCV, Xbox GM of games marketing Aaron Greenberg offered an explanation.

According to Greenberg, it was developer Moon Studios that approached Microsoft about the idea. After feeling that the port “made sense,” a release on Switch moved forward.

Much like Cuphead, another former indie Xbox One exclusive is making the jump to Switch. Announced during today’s Indie World Showcase, Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to the platform.

Here’s an overview of Ori and the Blind Forest, along with a trailer: