With many suggesting that Ori and the Blind Forest is 2015’s indie game of the year, if not GOTY outright, it stands to reason that it would be getting a definitive edition later this year on both PC and Xbox One. Moon Studios have stated that the definitive edition will be addressing many of the requests and concerns that players had about the original.
During an interview with Xbox’s social marketing manager, Graeme Boyd, Gennadiy Korol, co-founder of the studio, stated “We spent a lot of time to really read a lot about what people had to say about the original game — what they liked, what they maybe didn’t like — and we really want to address all of the bigger points about the game,”. This won’t be the typical lazy re-release that we’ve become used to in recent years and instead follows a similar path to games like Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin.
This version of Ori will feature a host of new content including, new areas, new mechanics, new art, potentially new abilities and tweaks to the game’s difficulty. The original only released this March and some early buyers may be feeling a little disappointed to see a new and improved version less than a year after release but the good news is that those of you who already own the game will be able to upgrade to the definitive edition for “a very comfortable price”. The game is planned for a holiday 2015 release.