Last month at gamescom, Nintendo announced that the Definitive Edition of Moon Studio's critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest would be arriving to the Nintendo Switch in September. The same edition was initially released on Windows and Xbox One back in 2016.
Today, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has launched on the Switch, and it is available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop. Although there is a demo version to test out the game, those who want to gain access to the full title can purchase it for $19.99.
Here is what its description on the store page reads:
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens of new features in the Definitive Edition, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.
In comparison to the originally released version, the Definitive Edition offers new areas, abilities, artwork, difficulty modes, and more. Notably, this isn't the first Microsoft platform-exclusive launching on Nintendo's handheld console, with games like Cuphead and Minecraft having been brought over in the past as well.
For now, it's unclear whether there are any plans to launch the title's upcoming sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, on the Switch when it releases in February next year. Either way, you can keep yourself up to date on news regarding both games at the series' official website.