What you need to know
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
- The game first released on Xbox One in 2015 before receiving an enhanced version.
- The sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, is scheduled to launch next year.
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will be published by Xbox Game Studios on the Nintendo Switch and launches on September 27.
While Ori and the Will of the Wisps is currently set to release in February 2020, its predecessor is breathing new life on a new platform. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 27, assuming there are no delays. You can take a look at the official announcement on Twitter below.
The forest of Nibel is dying, and only you can save it! Explore the world of Ori in #OriandtheBlindForest: Definitive Edition, coming to #NintendoSwitch #eShop on 9/27. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/F2X49NODOuThe forest of Nibel is dying, and only you can save it! Explore the world of Ori in #OriandtheBlindForest: Definitive Edition, coming to #NintendoSwitch #eShop on 9/27. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/F2X49NODOu— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 19, 2019August 19, 2019
Ori and the Blind Forest is a Metroidvania game, but to call it a simple 2D platformer would do it an injustice. The art style is beautiful and the story heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal parts. According to Thomas Mahler, Game Director at Moon Studios, the game runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second (FPS) in docked mode, while in portable mode it'll run at 720p 60 FPS. This is a great level of quality and optimization for Nintendo Switch owners to enjoy. Usually, titles are restricted to much lower resolutions and frame rates.
With that visual quality in mind, you'll need to think carefully about whether you want to play it on a Nintendo Switch Lite or take advantage of the graphics in docked mode with a normal Nintendo Switch. There's currently no pricing or preorder information, but we'll be sure to update you when that becomes publicly available.
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