Mon Studies announced last December that the release of the Definitive Edition for Ori and the Blind Forest would take place Spring of this year. Now, Spring has come, and the release date is finally announced. The award-winning Ori and the Blind Forest will release the Definitive Edition on March 11. This comes despite the recent tussles with Nintendo with regard to its NX console.
Executive producer Mark Coates, through a released interview with Xbox Wire, said that the Definitive Edition comes with a gallery for players. Such gallery allows players to view trailers, concept art, and other content. It will also feature a new zone - the Black Root Burrows. The burrows, according to MXDWN, investigates story of Naru, the benevolent Sasquatch-like being who takes Ori in as her own child.
"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. It's all interwoven with the already-existing story," Coates said.
The burrows also allow players to discover new abilities and practice them. Two of these abilities are dash ability an ability that functions "more or less like a grenade." These abilities are "carefully woven into the existing experience, so it feels like an organic part of the game we fell in love with nearly a year ago."
The Definitive Edition will also bring in other difficulty modes. An "Easy" and a "Hard" mode will be available for players of varying skill levels while challengers can try the "One Life" mode.
"Ultimately, the Definitive Edition is intended to appeal both to new Ori players and veterans alike, as it redefines the gameplay experience through a whole new degree of enchantment," the report states.
The Definitive Edition is set to release on March 11, 2016, both for Xbox One and PC.