Successful Indie Game: Ori and the Blind Forest Goes Physical!

Rejoice! Austrian-indie games development team, Moon Studios, successful side-scroll adventure platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest, will hit the shelves on June 14, 2016, and tagged as “Definitive Edition”. There will be two editions – Standard and the Limited Edition.


The Austrian-indie team and the publisher, Microsoft Studios, partners up with Swedish-distributor, Nordic Games, to make this possible. Ori and the Blind Forest have been praised as one of the beautiful indie games of 2015 ever made. We have also reviewed the game, giving it a 9.1 out of 10.
“My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning”

 “There is a fundamental connection with platformers in our team. Combine this with the unique art style, the gripping atmosphere, and the immaculate gameplay of Ori and the Blind Forest, and you’ll see our team drooling all over this amazing game. In more formal words: We are more than happy to work together with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios and publish this gem of a game in its PC retail version and give it the physical representation it deserves.”
— Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games

“Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we’ve received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we’re extremely pleased to finally make everyone’s wish come true.”

“We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition. We can’t wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves and we once again want to thank all of our fans and everyone who supported Moon and Ori over the last few years – we’re deeply humbled and appreciative, thank you so much!”
— Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios.

What’s new about the Definitive Edition?

  • Packed with new and additional content: new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more!
  • Discover Naru’s past in two brand new environments
  • Master two powerful new abilities – Dash and Light Burst
  • Find new secret areas and explore Nibel faster by teleporting between Spirit Wells

The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at USD $19.99 and includes:

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at USD $29.99 and includes:

  • Steelbox
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

And for those who enjoy playing Ori on Xbox One, Microsoft will – in partnership with stores across the US –release the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One on June 14, 2016 for $19.99.

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