Microsoft is Bringing Ori and the Blind Forest to Nintendo Switch

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Microsoft announced today that it is working with Moon Studios to bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch.

“Since the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox and PC, we’ve been stunned by the continuous love and support from media, our game development peers, and of course, our fans,” Microsoft’s Daniel Smith writes. “We’re thrilled to bring the game to even more players as we announce that Xbox Game Studios and Moon Studios teamed up to bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch, available starting on September 27, 2019 on the Nintendo eShop.”

Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful (and award-winning) game and should work well on Nintendo’s portable gaming devices. The Definitive Edition noted above launched in April 2016, adding cross-play functionality and, on the PC, 4K graphics and 21:9 display support.

The Nintendo Switch version of the game won’t be so technically advanced: It will support 1080p graphics at 60 fps. And there is no word about cross-play, so I assume that isn’t part of the port. But Microsoft notes that it will include all of the same great features from the original Definitive Edition release, including new areas to explore, two additional abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more.

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