Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Oddworld: New n' Tasty Price, Sequel Detailed

The HD remake of Abe's Oddysee (not me!) has been slowly gaining media attention as it release date of "later this year" approaches and the game appears at various events. Now we know more about it's future.

First things first this isn't like the HD ports of recent years. They havent just grabbed the old game and made it bigger for modern TV's. This is a true HD remake, they have built everything from scratch, entirely from the ground up. It's $30 dollar price tag reflects this (when it hits over here it should be around £20). When asked Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning “This game will play better, look better, and you’ll have more fun with for more hours of play than games you’re paying $60 for. That’s a promise. And I can say that with absolute confidence. If this had a publisher, the price would be higher and they’d be calling in triple A.”

As for the series future? if New n' Tasty sells 250,000 units they will give the same treatment to Abe's Exoddus but if it sells 500,000 units then they will be able to craft an brand new Oddworld game.

New n' Tasty is set to release on PS3, PS4 and Vita later this year. With a PC and Wii U versions to follow. The Wii U will also receive Stranger Wrath HD after Nintendo directly contacted the developers and asked for it  CEO of Just add water the new developer of Oddworld had this to say “Indeed, their developer relations man is a fan of the franchise so reached out to us to ask for that title specifically, that’s where the discussions started. In terms of what are they like to work with, they’re fantastic. I’ve NEVER had a problem with working with Nintendo in respect of their people and teams, it’s been a case of a problem in terms of the hardware and indeed the lack of a competent digital outlet, until now.”

Abe's Take
As a fan of the Oddworld games i am grateful to see it return both in a true HD remake and possible fresh content.

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