Moon Studios' acclaimed platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest
is finally heading to retail stores, Microsoft has announced. The game, which originally released in March of last year eventually saw a Definitive Edition re-release featuring added story content, new areas, abilities, and enhanced difficulty modes. After winning over 30 Game of the Year awards as a digital-only title, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
is going after the Xbox One-owners-who-don't-like-digital-games-but-do-like-crying demographic.
The retail release will hit stores on June 14th, just a day after Microsoft's press conference at E3, so perhaps we'll see it on stage. The boxed version will also include the game's original soundtrack on CD, new behind the scenes videos, as well as a digital copy of the original version of Ori
. There will be no Xbox 360 version of the game, which makes sense given that the 360 never received the updated version anyway. Thomas Mahler, the CEO of Moon Studios, had this to say about the upcoming hard copy.
Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we’ve received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we’re extremely pleased to finally make everyone’s wish come true. We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. We can’t wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves and we once again want to thank all of our fans and everyone who supported Moon and Ori over the last few years – we’re deeply humbled and appreciative. Thank you so much!
Look for the game on shelves in just three weeks at a price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.