The Oddworld series has been around for quite some time, originally making it’s debut on Sony’s original PlayStation back in 1997. Since then, the series has grown, with 4 games in total being released over a series of platforms. Abe’s Exodus was a sequel to the first game, while Munch’s Oddyssee and Stranger’s Wrath both featured new protagonists and gameplay styles.
Originally the creators of Oddworld planned to create a pentalogy called the Oddworld Quintology, and many assumed that Abe’s Exodusand Stranger’s Wrath formed part of those plans; however, the developer later stated that Abe’s Exodus and Stranger’s Wrath do not form part of the pentalogy, but are rather a bonus for players.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is essentially Abe’s Oddyssee, rebuilt from the ground up with 3D visuals (though retaining the strictly 2-dimensional gameplay of the original), remastered music and sound effects so that the adventure can be experienced all over again by a new generation in 2014. While the original game separated levels into disctinctive screens, in the remake each area is seamless. To offset the loss of being able to reset enemy positions by simply leaving and re-entering a screen, your foes will now lose interest after a while if you manage to stay out of sight, returning to their original positions.
New ‘n’ Tasty will release first on PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita, with PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U versions following at a later date. While there’s no firm release date as yet, we do know that it will retail for $29.99.
Check out the trailer below.