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Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the best games you can play on the Xbox One but, due to its digital nature, not everybody has had an opportunity to play it yet. Good news! That’s all about to change as the developers announce a physical version of the little-indie-darling-that-could is finally making its way to store shelves.
It’s always great to see a stellar indie game get the attention it deserves, and Ori and the Blind Forest is certainly deserving of any attention it can get. A challenging and beautiful platforming adventure, Ori is all about captivating the player with eye-bleedingly beautiful images and a story with plenty of heart. It doesn’t hurt that the platforming antics are absolutely fantastic to boot.
Still, up until now, the only way you could get your hands on the game was to pick it up off of the Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox One or Steam for the PC. It’s easy to forget in this modern age of technology that not all gamers have the ability to experience a connected gaming life, so not everyone has had the opportunity to tackle this fantastic game.
Thankfully, that issue is finally being addressed with a physical edition of Ori and the Blind Forest, coming soon to both Xbox One and PC. Set to arrive on June 14, there will actually be two versions of the game for players to choose from on PC. While both the PC and Xbox One crowd will be able to buy a hard copy of Ori next month for $19.99, PC gamers willing to pay an additional $10 will get a lovely package in return. The special edition of the game will come with a steelbook case that offers some lovely visuals, as well as a game soundtrack, a pair of posters and a pair of postcards to send out or hang on the fridge.
This news comes to us from Gameinformer, who explained that the physical releases of Ori will be the recently launched “Definitive Edition” of the game. In other words, even if you’ve already played the game, there might be something extra here worth checking out. Also, again, the developers are deserving of your love and that steelbook case looks awesome, so you might as well add it to the collection, right?
And now for the sad news: Still no word on a possible PlayStation 4 launch for the game. Keep in mind that, unless we’re talking about the rare first-party game, the word “exclusive” doesn’t tend to last too long these days, especially when we’re talking about indie games. After a year or two, most of these kinds of titles end up launching on any platform that they can get their hands on. Not that we have any reason to believe a PS4 port was ever in the cards, just that we really, really want more folks to be able to play this one.