PR: Ori and the Blind Forest: DE Coming to Retail

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition

 

Nordic Games is partnering up with Moon Studios and Microsoft Studios to publish a retail version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Steam. There will be two retail editions of the game, Standard and Limited Edition. Both of the retail editions will launch on June 14th. Additionally, they will be partnering up with stores across the US to release Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Xbox One (for $19.99) on the same day.

Here’s the pricing for both retail editions and what they come with:

Standard Edition (EUR/USD 19.99)

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

 

Limited Edition (EUR/USD 29.99)

  • Steel Box
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

 

If you’ve already played Ori and the Blind Forest, then you know the game features amazing art work and a wonderfully atmospheric experience. If you want a little more information, you can check out the full press release below:


 

Nordic Games Will Bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Retail

Nordic Games to publish the retail version of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on Steam in partnership with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios

Vienna, Austria: May 23, 2016

Nordic Games partners up with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios to bring the Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to retail. The publisher will offer two editions – Standard and Limited Edition – which will both release on June 14, 2016.

“My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning”, said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “There is a fundamental connection with platformers in our team. Combine this with the unique art style, the gripping atmosphere, and the immaculate gameplay of Ori and the Blind Forest, and you’ll see our team drooling all over this amazing game. In more formal words: We are more than happy to work together with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios and publish this gem of a game in its PC retail version and give it the physical representation it deserves.”

“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,” said Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios. “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!”

The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 19.99 and includes:

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 29.99 and includes:

  • Steelbox
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

And for those who enjoy playing Ori on Xbox One, Microsoft will – in partnership with stores across the US – release the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One on June 14, 2016 for $19.99.

What’s new about the Definitive Edition?

  • Packed with new and additional content: new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas 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

About Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a must-play, award-winning franchise that tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens more features, Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.

About Nordic Games GmbH
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Games Group AB, focusing on computer- and video games for PC/MAC/Linux and present/past console platforms. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have been acquired from various parties (THQ and others), and further acquisitions of IPs and trademarks will follow.

The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.




  • Mr0303

    That’s a really great package, especially considering that even the PC version is getting a physical release, but I suspect that most people who were interested in the game already bought it. In any case this is a great deal for people who are yet to play the game.