Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty! has finally been released for the Xbox One. It’s been made available on the Xbox Games Store in many areas including Europe, North and South America for €19.99, £14.99 and $19. This is actually the first installment of an Oddworld game on the Xbox since 2005 with the release of Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath. After the huge success of New ‘n’ Tasty on both the Playstation Store and Steam, Oddworld Inhabitants Inc have finally brought this updated classic of gaming onto the Xbox One. We certainly loved it on the PlayStation and PC (and some of the bugs which cropped up at the time of the game’s original release have been ironed out), so the Xbox One version is sure to be just as pleasing.
Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty! is a ground-up (excuse the pun) remake of PS One classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, in which you’re given control of Abe on his quest to escape from RuptureFarms and save the Mudokons from becoming the main ingredient in the company’s next line of delicious meals. Throughout the game you’ll journey to many fantastical, dangerous and just plain odd landscapes, hopefully rescuing as many fellow Mudokons as you can along the way. Abe’s only defense is his ability to use his mind to control other creatures in the world, such as Sligs, who will then do his bidding. This leads to some fantastic puzzles and hilarious moments at the expense of the Sligs.
This remake stays true to the original but with greatly improved 2.5D graphics, 1080p resolution and more fleshed out gameplay mechanics, such as enhanced gamespeak with fellow Mudokons. And yes, you can still make Abe fart on demand. There’s an option for “old school” control settings too, which is sure to please diehard Oddworld veterens, and an additional DLC mini-campaign if you just can’t get enough of the game.
Whether you’ve been an inhabitant of Oddworld at heart for years, or you’re totally new to the franchise, this game is definitely worth looking into. It’s an absolute classic of platform gaming that can now be played by anyone who owns an Xbox One. Just one word of advice: it may be funny, but try not to kill too many of the Mudokons. They really need a break.
Check out the trailer below.