Ori and Sein are returning next week to adventure through the Blind Forest one more time in Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.
Moon Studios and Microsoft have teamed up again to expand on the original adventure that gamers embarked on last year, with updated mechanics, new areas and new content. Executive Producer Mark Coates claims that in the new and improved theater mode, we’ll able to view all of the cut-scenes, as well as early concept material from the game, trailers, and some other really cool content.
The all-new playable area making its debut in the Definitive Edition is called the Black Root Burrows. The area doesn’t actually change any of the original story, but does offer players a chance to learn more about Naru, Ori’s adoptive the mother. “You discover her roots, where she came from, and you learn a bit more about her as a character and why maybe she is compelled to do some of the things that she does later on in the game,” Coates adds.
Although already filled with a wealth of new material, the new version of the game will feature some minor tweaks to the gameplay as well. Throughout the game, there will be familiar environments that you can explore in new ways, while discovering new enemies and puzzles.
Players that find the puzzle platforming to be a little too challenging, the Definitive Edition will also feature a new easy mode. This new mode essentially offers players the ability to simply explore the narrative, without having to worry themselves with any real challenges.
For a full breakdown of everything featured in the Definitive Edition, gamers can check out the official press release on the Xbox website. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is set to release on March 11, for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.