After a six week delay since when it came out on Xbox One (March 11th), the definite edition of Ori and the Blind Forest is finally out on Steam and the Windows 10 store.
Anyone who previously owned the game on Steam can upgrade to the new version for $5. Otherwise, it retails for $20. Saves also don’t carry over between the two versions. So expect to start again from the beginning if you’re picking it up a second time. It’s a great game, though. I’m looking forward to giving it another whirl, and the definitive edition seems to add enough new stuff to make revisiting it a second time worth while.
The features are these:
• Packed with new and additional content: New areas, new secrets, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, full backtracking support and much more!
• Discover Naru’s past in two brand new environments.
• Master two powerful new abilities – Dash and Light Burst.
• Find new secret areas and explore Nibel faster by teleporting between Spirit Wells.
The new abilities seem like the biggest draw. While new areas are great in and of themselves, the new abilities will alter how you play the game all together, assuming they’re not unlocked super late into the game. The game also features an easy difficulty for those who need to helping hand. Ori and the Blind Forest is a hard game; don’t feel bad.
Teleporting will also make finding every last nook and cranny in the game all the easier.
Ori and the Blind Forest was easily one of the best games of last year, and the definitive edition seem to be, well, the definitive way to play the game.