Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition delayed to spring

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest is gorgeous, fun, and tough, and enough of a hit that a Definitive Edition, with new areas and mechanics, was announced this summer. The plan, as noted by Gamespot, was to have the new version out for the fall, which as you may have noticed did not happen. And yesterday, developer Moon Studios revealed on Twitter that the update won't be out until early-ish in 2016.

Specific reasons for the delay weren't given, but the trouble can most likely be traced back to the fact that this is apparently going to be a very big update. The Definitive Edition will have "new areas, new abilities, more story, more features, more everything!" the studio tweeted in a follow-up. "Built with the same care and love as the original game."

The Definitive Edition won't be free for owners of the original, but it will be available to them as DLC at a discounted price. The cost hasn't been revealed, but if this looks like your cup of tea you can score the original release for 12 bucks—that's 40 percent off its regular price—during the Steam Winter Sale, which runs until January 4.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.