Last year, Moon Studios and Nordic Games introduced the gaming world to Ori and the Blind Forest, a gorgeously moody platformer in which you explore the forest as a sloth/panda hybrid named Ori and his cat demon sidekick Sein, embarking on a high-stakes buddy-cop adventure to save the forest from Lovecraft-ian horrors who eat elements. (It makes way more sense in practice.)
Released exclusively to Xbox Online, the game received heaps of praise for its flowing, Miyazaki-esque visuals, simple but elegant gameplay and story told strictly through experience rather than dialogue. Also, we really, really, really, really like it. So, we’re extremely excited to share that just this morning, Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler announced that Ori and Sein are finally getting the retail release treatment later this year, with Moon and Nordic teaming up with Microsoft to bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Xbox One and PC on June 14.
The standard version will sell for $12.99 and come with a poster, while the limited version carries two posters, two postcards, the original soundtrack and a steelbook case for $29.99. Either purchase of the Definitive Edition will reportedly come with extra content including new cutscenes, new moves and more difficulty options. We cannot stress how big of a deal this is. Seriously, guys, you will want this game. Watch the Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition trailer below.