The Microsoft-published Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to Nintendo Switch

A beautiful and fun Metroidvania

During today’s Gamescom Indie World Showcase, Nintendo had a “one more thing” to show us, and it was a doozy.

Ori and the Blind Forest, under the Definitive Edition banner, is headed to Switch on September 27. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is just one more example of Microsoft and Nintendo cozying up with one another following the announcement of Banjo Kazooie in Smash Bros., and the “Better Together” cross-play campaign, headed up by Minecraft.

Ori actually arrived back in 2015 and is directly published by Microsoft, so the act of the publisher allowing it to release on Switch is kind of a big deal. It’s also a very good game, so if you haven’t played it yet, give it a shot when it hits Switch in September.

Chris Carter
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