Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition launching next week

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 23:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition adds three new difficulty modes and brings the award-winning platformer to Windows 10 as well as Xbox One.

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Ori and the Blind Forest arrived on PC and Xbox One last year to instant acclaim. The tricky platformer went on to win a stack of awards, most recently cleaning up at DICE Summit 2016.

Having been delayed from an expected fall 2015 launch, the Definitive Edition will release exactly one year after the original: you can expect it on both platforms on March 11.

If you own the original version of the game you’ll be able to upgrade to the Definitive Edition, although Microsoft is staying mum on pricing for now.

This new edition has bunch of new content and features, including three new difficulty modes. easy is for those who were frustrated by the precise platforming of the original, while hard ramps up the difficulty even further and one life mode introduces perma-death.

There’s also a whole new area called Black Root Burrows, which explores the backstory of Naru. With new environmental hazards come new skills such as an upgradeable dash and a grenade-like attack, both of which can be used anywhere in the game.

A Theater Mode gives fans a place to view the cinematics at their leisure as well as viewing concept and other behind-the-scenes art materials. Finally, the Definitive Edition also supports cross-save between Windows 10 and Xbox One.

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