After being released to considerable critical acclaim earlier this year, Moon Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest will be seeing a re-release coming later this year that’s set to include brand new content and more for returning fans or those looking to jump into the game for the first time.
During this week’s Gamescom 2015, developer Moon Studios confirmed that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will release for Xbox One and PC (Windows 10, Steam) later this year during the holiday season.
After taking to mind various feedback and criticisms from fans while playing the original release back in March, Ori director Thomas Mahler explained that the Definitive Edition would include brand new content while also introducing some fixes and changes beyond bugs, taking player feedback to mind. Mahler explained in a statement to Game Informer:
“Basically, we wanted to do the Definitive Edition of Ori, because while we made a LOT of people happy, there were some outcries we heard from fans regarding some things and we just want to be known for making the absolute best games for our fans out there. We really went back, added more content, fixed ALL the things people have been asking for (not talking about bugs here, but actual design and content feedback) and we just want to give back and make it the perfect experience for people who loved Ori and those who haven’t gotten to try it yet.”
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will release for Xbox One and PC during the holiday season this year – in the meantime, you can check out an interview between Xbox and Moon Studios’ project manager Gennadiy Korol from Gamescom below: