Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition News
Includes 6 art cards and both games are on the cartridge
Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are fantastic games from Moon Studios, and it's still a bit of a marvel that we get to enjoy excellent ports of these games on the Switch. The good news for those holding off and with a penchant for physical copies
The Collector's Edition is also back
Physical game distributor iam8bit has announced it will be releasing an Ori double-pack for Nintendo Switch with the help of Moon Studios, Xbox Game Studios and global distribution partner Skybound Games. This physical release contains Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This two-in-one...
"I realize I wasn't thoughtful in the way I presented my thoughts"
Thomas Mahler's been making the news this week. The Game Director for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps offered some strong criticisms of "snake oil salesmen" on Wednesday via
"From the perspective of a developer, all of this just sucks"
Thomas Mahler, the Game Director of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, took to gaming forum ResetEra earlier today to get something off his chest. He's tired of "snake oil salesmen" (as he calls them) getting hyped up by the games press and consumers, and then...
It's that time of year again: a large publication has had decided that kids play too many games, and this time it's a COVID-flavoured special, courtesy of the New York Times, designed to make parents feel guilty for letting their energy-filled children play video games after being cooped up all day doing online school. I won't pretend...
"A lot of us questioned if this wasn’t just a foolish dream"
The previously unannounced appearance of the remarkable Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch eShop last month was a huge and very pleasant surprise. Of course, the really big surprise came last year when Microsoft permitted developer Moon Studios to bring its predecessor Ori and the...
"this could be amazing"
Like pretty much any other developer, Moon Studios would "love" to see its own character make a cameo in Nintendo's all-star brawler, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We're referring here to Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest and more recently Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Update: Release date and pre-orders confirmed
Update: iam8bit has now confirmed that the standard physical editions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps for Nintendo Switch will launch on 8th December. Both physical editions will retail for $39.99 / €39.99 and are available for pre-order at retailers around the globe...
And has nothing to share about a port right now
One of the surprise announcements of 2019 was when we found out Xbox Game Studios would be publishing Ori and the Blind Forest on the Switch eShop. The game made its debut on the hybrid system a month after it was announced and since then we've been wondering if we'll ever get the chance to play the...
"I'd rather be able to set more of an Xbox-level expectation for our fans"
Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed up on a number of occasions to achieve the impossible. Last year, for example, Rare's iconic mascot Banjo-Kazooie debuted in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Along with this, was the release of games like the run 'n gun platformer Cuphead and the...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's been another busy old week in the world of Nintendo, with more Joy-Con drift legal woes, the world's first Animal Crossing: New Horizons review and a potential slip up regarding a Nintendo Direct all coming in
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Yet another week has flown by, with several interesting tidbits from a Shigeru Miyamoto interview appearing online and even news of an upcoming
Life after Nintendo's takedown notices
You might remember a really impressive fan-made overhaul of Metroid II: Return of Samus – better known as Project AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) – that was released in 2016. Ever wondered what the creator has been up to since it was shut down by Nintendo? Well, it was actually a dream outcome for him in...
Dragon Quest XI S, Dead by Daylight and Darksiders II
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (a little later than expected!), and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Up to 80% off 150 Switch...
Dragon Quest XI S, Ori and the Blind Forest and FIFA 20!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of...
"60fps due to all the optimizations"
"Whatever it takes" seems to be the motto when porting certain titles across to the Switch. If you've played a game on Nintendo's hybrid platform that has been released elsewhere, you'll probably be used to seeing some cuts here and there when it comes to performance and visuals. If you expected this to also...
Download it from the European eShop
Update (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 23:29 BST): The demo for Ori And The Blind Forest is now available on the North American eShop. Original Article (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 00:45 BST): After an exclusive run on Microsoft systems, next week the definitive edition of Ori And The Blind Forest launches on Nintendo Switch. In...
Could we still see a Switch release in the future?
Following the recent announcement of Ori And The Blind Forest for the Nintendo Switch, there have been requests for the sequel to also make the transition across to the hybrid system in the future. So, what are the chances of this actually happening? Microsoft previously stated it had no plans to...
An action-packed month of releases
Hide your money, because this month is absolutely jam-packed with a selection of high-quality Switch games. Honestly, this is set to be one of the best months of 2019 – with things kicking off on 3rd September when Sypro Reignited Trilogy and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered arrive on the same day. It only gets...
Current relations between Nintendo and Microsoft appear to be better than ever, but there's a chance Ori And The Blind Forest might be the last Xbox title published on the Nintendo Switch. In a statement provided to GamesIndustry.biz yesterday, Microsoft played down the idea of more games from Xbox Studios coming across to other consoles...
Every game from the 19th August 2019 presentation
Did you miss Nintendo's Indie World Showcase earlier today? No sweat - we've collected all of the trailers and announcements together for you in one handy place (with the entire presentation at the end). Whether you want to watch the whole thing or pick through for the stuff that looks interesting,...
And we're getting the "Definitive Edition" to boot!
Well, this is nice. Moon Studios' dream-like Ori And The Blind Forest is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's being published by Xbox Game Studios. Set in the Forest of Nibel, this award-winning action-platformer boasts gorgeous artwork, a fully-orchestrated score and tight, rewarding gameplay...