Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Retail in June for Xbox One, PC
Originally released in the spring of last year, the indie hit Ori and the Blind Forest quickly drew great acclaim and praise from both critics and gamers, with the previously digital-only title now coming to retail next month.
In a press release, publisher Nordic Games announced that the company will be working in collaboration with Microsoft and developer Moon Studios to bring Ori and the Blind Forest to retailers in June, with both Xbox One and PC to receive physical versions of the game for this summer.
Nordic Games will be publishing the retail PC release of the game on June 14th, 2016, with two versions of the game to release: a standard edition ($19.99) that includes the game and a collectible poster, and a limited edition ($29.99) that includes a special Steelbook case, the soundtrack, two posters, and two postcards with artwork from the game.
Microsoft will handle publishing of the Xbox One physical release of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, which will retail for $19.99 and also release on June 14th, 2016. Both the PC and Xbox One physical releases will be of this year’s “Definitive Edition” of the game, which includes new areas, abilities, and more.
Nordic Games explained in a statement that the studio “were Ori fans from the very beginning,” with business and product development director Reinhard Pollice explaining that “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.”
Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler added in a subsequent statement that the company has “received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we’re extremely please to finally make everyone’s wish come true.”
Ori and the Blind Forest is available now for Xbox One and PC, with a physical release of the game for both platforms coming on June 14th, 2016. In the meantime, images of both the standard and limited PC retail releases can be viewed below: