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Ori and the Blind Forest getting a Definitive Edition on Xbox One and PC this year

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Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios is working on a Definitive Edition of the challenging platformer, the company announced during Microsoft's livestream from the Gamescom 2015 show floor.

Moon Studios co-founders Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol said the company is taking fan feedback on the original game into account in developing this re-release.

"We spent a lot of time to really read a lot about what people had to say about the original game — what they liked, what they maybe didn't like — and we really want to address all of the bigger points about the game," said Korol in an interview with Graeme Boyd, social marketing manager for Xbox Europe.

Those changes include tweaks to the game's difficulty, Moon Studios said on Twitter. In addition to revising Ori and the Blind Forest based on feedback, Moon Studios is expanding the game for the Definitive Edition.

"We [are] actually adding a lot of new content, such as new areas, which are going to be using new mechanics and actually quite new, exciting artwork, and will have potentially new abilities," said Korol.

"We really went back, added more content, fixed ALL the things people have been asking for (not talking about bugs here, but actual design and content feedback) and we just want to give back and make it the perfect experience for people who loved Ori and those who haven't gotten to try it yet," said Mahler to Game Informer.

Moon Studios released Ori and the Blind Forest in March on Windows PC and Xbox One. People who already own the game will be able to upgrade to the Definitive Edition "for a very comfortable price," the company said on Facebook.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is set for release this holiday season on PC and Xbox One.