Game release: “Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition” (PC, Xbox One)

Last year’s release news of Moon Studios’ beautiful platformer Ori and the Blind Forest was already exciting, but with the Definitive Edition, it became even better.

I won’t go into detail about the gameplay or visual hand-painted art style, as this was already discussed in the news article, so I’ll just focus on what’s new in this version and why the original became obsolete.

In addition to an already quite expansive world to traverse, there are new areas, new skills, more story sequences, and various difficulty settings. Being able to fast travel with spirit wells between areas is also a welcome feature. So in gameplay and storytelling terms, much has been tweaked and adjusted, although it remains to be seen how far the additional areas that tell more about character Naru’s past change the perception of the story, something many Director’s Cuts of movies either profit or suffer from.

As this is the definitive version, the older one is simply gone, so there’s no other way to experience it. It should also be mentioned that Nordic Games (now THQ Nordic) released a retail version in a standard and limited edition, the former having a A3 poster, the latter a soundtrack CD, 2 postcards, and 2 double-sided A3 poster.

Buy the digital version for PC on

Buy the retail definitive version for PC on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Buy the retail limited version for PC on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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