“Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition” launching for PC on April 27

Michael Cottuli

Ori and the Blind Forest is a well-loved indie game, and for good reason. It brought together a great story into one of the most gorgeous platformers that have come out in ages, winning tons of awards and gaining the affection of the indie gaming community in the process. People who fell in love with Ori and the Blind Forest should be pleased to know that the game is about to be re-released in a Definitive Edition on Windows 10 and Steam.

The Definitive Edition of Ori and the Blind Forest, which includes a ton of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay modifications, has been available on Xbox One for awhile, but is just now coming out to players on PC.  This re-release will make for the ideal conditions to play Ori and the Blind Forest for the first time, or if you’ve already played through the vanilla game, it’s going to give you a great reason to do a second playthrough, which is something that many games tend to fall short on. This replayability is something that’s an indie gamer’s dream, as many of the best experiences that come through in the indie gaming market tend to only have a true feeling of weight and artistry on their first playthrough.

If you’re interested, you will be able to purchase Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on April 27th for $19.99 on Windows 10 and Steam. If you already have the original game, you can upgrade for $5. If you’ve already got Ori and the Blind Forest on Xbox One and decide to get it for Windows 10, all of your progress is going to sync right up, so you don’t need to worry about losing anything when you switch platforms.