Abe's Oddysee HD confirmed, Stranger's Wrath HD still on shaky ground

RuptureFarms is reopening for an HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. According to Oddworld Inhabitant's head Lorne Lanning, the remake is currently brewing at the UK studio Just Add Water, and will sport a whole new look for the offbeat, 1997 puzzler.

“It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer,” explained Lanning in an interview for EGM's upcoming issue. "So the way Just Add Water wants to approach it, we thought was very smart; they are not trying to reinvent any wheels. It's like, 'Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?'"

Abe HD is the second Oddworld project in Just Add Water's queue. Last year, the studio announced that it would be updating a slew of Oddworld titles for various platforms, beginning with an HD retooling of 2005's Stranger's Wrath; a release which is currently experiencing some delays at the Microsoft borders.

"We have Stranger all ready to go on XBLA, but the answer keeps being no," noted Lanning. "We're still talking to them and we're hoping to work it out."

As ominous as that sounds, the problems facing Stranger's Wrath are likely the same size issues reported last year, and Just Add Water needs to whittle down its download to meet XBLA's 2GB limit. As far as we know, a PS3 release is planned regardless of any XBL issues.

Jan 31, 2011

[Source: EGM via Eurogamer]

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  • Akaash - August 1, 2011 5:42 a.m.

    man i can remember my old dayz any way i cant wait more... when will this game touch my hands??? i m uh... dont know wat to say :D
  • oddprophet - February 1, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    I just got back from saving 99 Mudokons from Rupture Farms, and now they're sending me back again with shinier graphics?! Where's my wallet?
  • Crimmy - February 1, 2011 4:42 a.m.

    I know you're just being dicks Microsoft. C'mon it's ODDWORLD we're talking about.
  • cart00n - February 1, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    Dammit! Stranger's Wrath STILL can't catch a break...
  • suicidali - January 31, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    This news has made my day... *fart*
  • AlmightyFuzz - January 31, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    I'm sure I've downloaded things greater than 2GB on XBL. Or is this size limit only for XBLA games?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 31, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I love Oddworld, and can't wait to play them on my 360!
  • trojan12 - January 31, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    Microsoft would find a way to make it near impossible to get one of the most anticipated remakes onto their platform... Never played Abe's Oddysee, but Stranger's Wrath is a sentimental favorite of mine... This is some major bs
  • Bansheebot - January 31, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    Woohoo! Now I can destroy my gamer confidence again in pretty HD!
  • Lemurian - January 31, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    FUCKING AWESOME i will be getting this one day one i wish more developers would do this
  • chrisat928 - January 31, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    YAY! More Oddworld games!!! Hurry up! **** XBL's shitty issues with download size, get it out on PSN asap!

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