Nintendo streamed their Indie World Showcase where they informed players everywhere of an assortment of games releasing for Nintendo Switch, including Superhot and Hotline Miami Collection which saw a shadowdrop the very same day. The showcase finished with the announcement of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27. The game has been a Microsoft exclusive, originally releasing on March 11th 2015 on Xbox One & PC.
Developed by Moon Studios, Ori and the Blind Forest is a platforming metroidvania game, allowing the player to explore previously inaccessible areas of its artistic spiritual world as they gain more abilities by progressing through the game. It tells the story of the guardian spirit, Ori, and their quest through the mystical forest of Nibel, guided by a small blue orb known only as Sein. The game has already seen critical acclaim and multiple awards and is set to find new life on Nintendo Switch.
Prior to the Indie World Showcase, rumours of announcement had circulated, making it not a complete surprise to some. This game follows a growing list of Microsoft exclusives joining the Nintendo library including Super Lucky’s Tale and Cuphead. A sequel for Ori and the Blind Forest is currently in development for Xbox One and PC known as Ori and the Will of the Wisps, scheduled for release on February 11th 2020.