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The Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition is finally coming to PC!

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Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Ori and the Blind Forest. No seriously, I freaking adore the platformer from Moon Studios! It’s simply beautiful, ruthlessly difficulty (yet somewhat manageable), and just… I don’t know, one heck of an experience that’s really stuck with me since I first finished it last year.

As you’d expect, I was stupidly excited for the Definitive Edition, which was first announced last year. It would add a whole lot of new and improved content to the base game, meaning that I actually had a legit excuse to go back and play it… again.

The Definitive Edition is already out as a matter fact. Well, at least on the Xbox One – the PC version, sadly, was delayed. Since that heartbreaking announcement came to light, I’ve taken to rocking in the corner for days on end (sobbing my eyes I might add), only to get up every now and then to check the official Ori Twitter account for any sort of good news.

And finally, finally, after what feels like eons, I saw the tweet I’ve been waiting so desperately for. Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition is coming to PC at last!

One of the most gorgeous games of 2015 has become even more spectacular in 2016 with Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, which hit Xbox One last month. Next week, on April 27, gamers on Windows 10 and Steam will get the chance to see how this recipient of over 30 industry game awards (including numerous E3 awards, the Golden Joystick Award for Best Xbox Game, the Best Art Direction Award from The Game Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Original Composition from the D.I.C.E. Summit, The Game Developer’s Choice Award for Best Debut, the Artistic Achievement award from the BAFTAs and more) in 2015 has gotten even better.

I can’t even begin to express how happy this news makes me. I’ve been simply dying to experience this fantastic platformer yet again, and it feels like I’ve been waiting forever to do so!

Thankfully, the wait is almost over. In just one week, and it’ll be me, Ori, and the gorgeous…erm… blind forest!

Last Updated: April 21, 2016

92 Comments

  1. I still need to play the original. It’s installed, I just need the platformer bug to bite.

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    • Ottokie

      April 21, 2016 at 09:35

      You and JJ need to hop to it, you are missing out on one of the best Indie games to grace our PC’s 😛

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      • Pariah

        April 21, 2016 at 09:44

        Oh I know. I’m SUPER keen. But if I try it now when I’m not feeling platformers, then I won’t give the game its due course. It deserves no less than a full playthrough, not like an hour, then come back in 2 years.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 21, 2016 at 09:49

      With this game, that bug bites deep, you simply have to start it up, that is all…

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      • Pariah

        April 21, 2016 at 09:50

        Yeah I don’t work that way man. No matter how good the game, if I’m not in that zone, it won’t get its due. Transistor, for instance. I’ve tried twice, both times had my breath taken away. Still haven’t gotten past the first time you meet Luna.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 21, 2016 at 09:55

          I’ve seen this happen to a few games in my list too, though in my case it’s the action fps backlog that’s getting stale… I don’t know why though, from games that I’d like to revisit, like Bioshock infinite, through to Dishonoured, I’ve finished some of them, but when I try to revisit them it just falls flat on it’s face like a chimp at a zoo, wallowing in self pity…

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          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:58

            That happens to any game on my list. I’m super keen for half my library, but I need the bug to bite or it’ll be a total waste. 🙁

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:00

            Exactly! If you’ve paid say half price for a game, or took the Steam sale route, you feel less guilty about it, but have a tonne of games in the Library without the urge to play them gets me down very quickly…

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:01

            I actually haven’t bought a game since the Humble Monthly. And that’s given me all the games I can handle (read: way more than I can handle). So.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:12

            But that too makes me kind of feel guilty, ok I’m contributing to a good cause and collecting games at a rate I’d never be able to finish, but having given it a bit of mulling, I appreciate the games a little less simply because of the abundance…

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:14

            Oh I appreciate all of them, I’ve loved every bundle so far. And I’ve been able to give 4 or 5 away as well, making others happy too. I think overall its been a sweet deal. 🙂 Mad Max is coming this month, looking forward to that as well 😀

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:20

            Aah man, Haven’t played it yet, ok, I’m sold! No wait… I have things to do…Screw it, I’m signing up!

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:23

            #worthiteverytime

            And I’ve been subscribed since it started. Not once have I been disappointed, it’s now 5 or 6 months I think?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:24

            Same here.
            Alien Isolation was also a very nice surprise.

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:29

            I still need to play that. Another one that’s installed until that horror bug bites. And tbh, it’s the one I’m most looking forward to.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:33

            It’s good. Gets a bit slow around the middle, but generally a reallly great game. What Alien has always deserved.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:37

            Ok, I’m definitely signing up! now that I finally have an internet connection that can support my gaming habit!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:39

            My habit has become a problem.
            I welcome my problem with open arms at the end of each month.

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:40

            Mine is currently a bit out of hand. Suddenly in the last week all the games on my wishlist are going on sale.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:45

            Haha. One of mine did. But I was strong.

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:47

            And yesterday the new PS4 sales arrived with 3 of my wishlist games on it.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:47

            Non-gamers don’t understand the struggles we face each week 😀

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:49

            They are worried about R400 gas money for the month… HA!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:49

            I pruned my wishlist down from 50-odd to 20 this last weekend. Steam sales & discounts are awesome, learning to ignore them is even awesome-er.

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:50

            My wishlist is down to 7. My phone went crazy 3 am with all the notifications

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 11:25

            Well, strictly speaking, loving something, other than mind altering drugs, shouldn’t be a problem… It could be an obstacle, sure, but not always a problem…

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:22

            I already got my Mad Max….yes, I’m one of those. 🙂
            But I haven’t installed it yet. After watching Batman v Superman I just want to play Arkham Asylum again. :/

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:27

            I subscribed for that, already dropped 20 hours into it. It’s pretty cool.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:19

            Humble Monthly was the best decision I’ve made in a long time.
            I’ve gotten so many great games at that minute price. And really decent ones too. The few that I already had I just gifted to people…caring is sharing and all.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:01

            I know that feel.

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:03

            Honestly though, the size isn’t what gets me down. It’s the lack of mood for a game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:06

            I get that.
            “Hey let’s play a game… meh.”
            “Okay, how about watching a movie… meh.”
            “Read a book? Meh.”
            “….. go outside? lolno!”
            *load Warframe*

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:10

            HAHAHA!!! Luckily I haven’t indulged in the Warframe side of things, sanity prevailed when I skipped past it…

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:12

            Warframe is always the answer.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:28

            😀 I need my rare sortie parts!

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:33

            I am building a custom frame. I call it Arrandg. It’s built completely from Atlas helms and chassis

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:36

            lol! Some days RNG smiles, other days RMG curb stomps you over & over again.

            I don’t mind getting lenses, but I’ve got every lens except one so far this season. And a Nezha chassis, which I already have.

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:13

            Lol, for me it’s either Twitch or some MMO that I can basically just play in autopilot mode.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:19

            This is going to play through my mind each time I see you go into Warframe from now on 😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 10:26

            haha – it’s the best time sink game ever.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:33

            I need a new time sink after Overkill overkilled PayDay.
            But I’m still fishing.

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 10:34

            World of Warcraft if you want the most efficiency. Look elsewhere for fun though.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 21, 2016 at 10:08

            I know, I’d rather not play a game than endure it as a chore…

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 21, 2016 at 10:16

        I can believe that.

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 21, 2016 at 10:15

      I am infected with the incurable platformer-love desease.

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  2. Mistake Not...

    April 21, 2016 at 09:31

    Aaawwww yiss

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  3. HairyEwok

    April 21, 2016 at 09:33

    May take a few days, or even a few decades, but we always get the games on PC.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 21, 2016 at 09:38

      Like Red Dead Redemption? 😛

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      • HairyEwok

        April 21, 2016 at 10:49

        I do say decades for a reason XD

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 21, 2016 at 09:38

    Those BAFTAs though

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 21, 2016 at 09:41

      BAFTA….sounds like cartoon boxing sounds
      BAF TA BAF TA

      Reply

  5. Darren Peach

    April 21, 2016 at 09:43

    I am going to sleep. Goodnigherrrrrrday.

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 21, 2016 at 09:44

    This irritates me. If I’d known about the definitive edition I wouldn’t have bought the regular edition a few months earlier, I’d have waited.

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    • Ottokie

      April 21, 2016 at 09:45

      You can just upgrade to the definitive edition. No need to buy a brand new copy.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 21, 2016 at 09:48

        I know. I also don’t pay for patches.

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        • Ottokie

          April 21, 2016 at 09:49

          And DLC?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 21, 2016 at 09:50

            Depends on what it is & the price.

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:51

            Same thing. But worse.

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 09:52

            I read that as “wors”… right. time for breakfast

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:53

            LOL!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 21, 2016 at 09:56

            Wimpy should be very quiet…..

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:56

            There’s a reason for that.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 21, 2016 at 09:58

            XD

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 09:59

            Maybe if they actually had better tomato sauce… and food

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:21

            I can’t stand any tomato sauce, and somehow theirs is slightly more acceptable…probably because it doesn’t taste like tomato sauce.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:20

            Haha!

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 09:57

            Because everyone is at Starbucks? for a Mocacocka bullshiit

          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:57

            LOL!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 21, 2016 at 09:58

            teehee

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 21, 2016 at 09:55

      This is happening with all games, that’s why I’m waiting on Dark Souls 3

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      • Pariah

        April 21, 2016 at 09:57

        Really? I’m just waiting on significant price drops coupled with 75% sales. 😀

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        • Ottokie

          April 21, 2016 at 09:58

          I’m still on boss one of Dark Souls 1. Gonna be a while before I get to DS3

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          • Pariah

            April 21, 2016 at 09:59

            I don’t like playing Dark Souls. I like watching it though, it’s a beautiful game, with some eerie but fantastic characters.

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 21, 2016 at 09:58

          This happens on consoles too. Sometimes as much as 75% but not often enough

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 21, 2016 at 09:58

          That’s the added benefit hehe.

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  7. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 21, 2016 at 10:15

    I still have to play my finitive edition! But I keep delaying it because the picture already makes me want to fight the onion ninjas

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  8. DragonSpirit009

    April 21, 2016 at 10:37

    Awesome! I wonder if my laptop can handle the game.

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 21, 2016 at 10:38

      MINIMUM:
      OS: Windows 7
      Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
      Memory: 4 GB RAM
      Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
      DirectX: Version 9.0c
      Storage: 8 GB available space

      Those are the minimum specs. So it’s not much, but it’s a bit hefty on memory for a platformer.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 21, 2016 at 10:40

        Might be… Oright?

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 21, 2016 at 10:43

          Oh you

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      • DragonSpirit009

        April 21, 2016 at 10:48

        Thanks… I just have one problem.
        I have no idea where to look if my laptop is compatible O.O

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 21, 2016 at 10:53

          Control panel.
          System and Security.
          System.
          It will show you all you need to know there. 🙂

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          • DragonSpirit009

            April 21, 2016 at 11:00

            Okay I’ll have a look when work releases me from my cage!

    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 21, 2016 at 10:45

      A great platformer in the same genre to consider is Dust: An elysian tail.
      Not as heavy on the resources and a pretty solid game.
      (I’ve not played it myself, only seen it in action, but I’m sure Trevor can confirm that it’s good).

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      • Ottokie

        April 21, 2016 at 10:46

        Dust is an awesome game, if you like a lot of particles for weapon attacks on your screen. I dig it xD

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 21, 2016 at 10:47

          It’s on the olde wishlist of mine.

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          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:48

            It’s flippen hard late game, still need to finish it

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 21, 2016 at 10:50

        Dust is cool, but Mark of the Ninja is better.

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 21, 2016 at 10:53

          Oh yes!
          Mark of the Ninja was bloody awesome.
          I vote Mark of the Ninja.

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          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2016 at 10:54

            I will add mark of the ninja to my wishlist. (the very same wishlist that is busy bankrupting me)

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 21, 2016 at 10:55

            I couldn’t stop playing that game. Beautiful art, excellent animations. I can’t say anything bad about it, to be honest.

  9. Raptor Rants

    April 21, 2016 at 11:23

    oooooooooooooooooooh. Competition?

    Reply

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