Ori and the Blind Forest announced for Nintendo Switch – coming September 27

Today at Nintendo’s Indie World stream the – already expected – announcement of Ori and the Blind Forest for the Nintendo Switch has become reality.

The highly rated game from Moon Studios is coming to Nintendo’s versatile gaming console on September 27th

It has been long rumored that Ori is coming to the Switch. With the sequel coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 11th 2020, Microsoft seems keen on enlarging the customer base for the metroidvania.

The game on Nintendo Switch is being published by Xbox Game Studios.

As per the folks over at Xbox:

Since the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in 2016 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. 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.

Winner of several prestigious awards, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a unique action platformer that combines deep Metroidvania style gameplay with emotional storytelling. The game tells the story of Ori who is on a quest of self-identity, sacrifice and perseverance, all while solving the mysteries of a dying forest and escaping the clutches of Kuro, the dark owl.

The same Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition experience that Xbox and PC players know and love will be coming to Nintendo Switch, bringing with it the same stunningly beautiful graphics running at 1080p and 60fps, plus all of the same great features from the original release, including new areas to explore, two additional abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition was a great success for us on Xbox and PC and we are excited to bring the same experience to Nintendo Switch.

Whether you are discovering Naru’s past for the first time on Switch or revisiting the world of Nibel on Xbox or PC, we’re thrilled to have you in the Ori community. Thank you all again for your continuous support, and we can’t wait to show you what’s next.


Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

29 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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