Today at Nintendo’s Indie World presentation it was announced that popular, previously Xbox and PC only title, Ori and the Blind Forest will be releasing for the Nintendo Switch. This isn’t the first of the previously Xbox only titles to come to the Switch either, most recently Studio MDHR’s retro-themed platformer Cuphead also graced the handheld.

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition releases September 27 for Nintendo Switch.

Ori and the Blind Forest, released initially in 2015, follows the titular Ori a guardian spirit as he’s recently orphaned. A dark entity has started causing chaos for the forest of Nibel and it’s up to Ori to save his home. Over the course of the story, you’ll explore everything that the forest has to offer. This Metroidvania platformer boasts beautiful visuals and audio

While it’s big news that Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to the Nintendo Switch there have actually been rumors circulating for a while. Initially, it was thought Ori and the Blind Forest would come in the form of an Xbox Games Pass like deal but like Cuphead this will be a regular release. The version that is the 2016 updated Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition that added a bunch of new mechanics and refined some rough points in the original release

Releasing Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch is also a great way for those who have been interested in the game get caught up to date for the February 11th, 2020 release of the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. You can pick up Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch on September 27.

Are you excited to see Ori and the Blind Forest coming to the Nintendo Switch? Have you already played it and are planning on picking it up again? Let us know in the comments below!


Andrew Stretch

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.



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