Ori and The Blind Forest is making the platform jump and will be releasing on Nintendo Switch having previously been a console exclusive for the Xbox One. The definitive edition of the game includes new areas such as the Lost Grove and Black Root Burrows where Ori can learn new abilities such as dash and light burst, which is a grenade-like attack. Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will release on September 27th.
When Ori and The Blind Forest released in 2015 Matt wrote in the review:
reat platforming games don’t seem like they come around that often anymore. These days it can be a little tough to find a 2D platformer that’s fun, visually appealing, and finds the balance between challenging and achievable in just the right way. It’s even harder to find a game that matches that criteria but also tugs at your heartstrings with an emotional story about love, hope, and having the right intentions.
Ori and the Blind Forest does all these things and is by nearly all accounts a masterpiece in video games. It has a little something for just about everyone, but more than enough to satisfy even the most galvanized platforming fans. Its difficulty might keep some from seeing the credits roll, but the sense of achievement and experiencing how the story ends makes any hardship along the way well worth the ride.
You can read the full Ori and the Blind Forest review here. The game was so well received that a sequel Ori & The Will of the Wisps was announced, and that is scheduled to be released February 11th 2020 for Xbox One and will be available via Game Pass.