If you’re like me and love having physical copies of your favorite games, then you’ll be happy to hear Ori and the Blind Forest is finally getting one. Well, I should say, the Definitive Edition of the game is getting a PAIR of physical releases: a standard and limited edition. Each will come with their own goodies, so even if you miss out on the Limited Edition one, you’ll have plenty of gorgeous to enjoy with the standard release as well. Best of all, they won’t cost you and arm and a leg, coming in at $20 and $30 respectively.
Nordic Games partners up with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios to bring the Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to retail. The publisher will offer two editions – Standard and Limited Edition – which will both release on June 14, 2016.
“My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning”, said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “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.”
“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,” said Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios. “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!”
The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 19.99 and includes:
The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 29.99 and includes:
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.
Will you be picking either of these up on June 14th?