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New Oddworld games coming from the people who made Oddworld

As someone who's never played any of the Oddworld titles, I'm not entirely excited about the prospect of several new games on the way. But, knowing how beloved this franchise is, I am extremely excited FOR YOU, because we've just heard there are "multiple" new Oddworld titles in the works, across "multiple" platforms.


Above: Abe starred in the original title from 1997. He farts a lot, kind of like a much cooler, thinner Shrek

According to Abe's Twitter account (which linked to developer Just Add Water's account), a brief discussion in 2009 has now blossomed into a whole new slew of Oddworld content. Check the actual post here, or read the lovely text from managing director Stewart Gilray below:

“To work with the team at Oddworld has been amazing; being able to tap the minds of Lorne Lanning, Sherry McKenna and others has been fantastic. We’re all extremely excited to breathe life into the Oddworld universe and indeed to let it breathe life into us.”

The last game in the series, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, hit the original Xbox back in 2005. While an excellent game in its own right, it was quite unlike the prior entries - Wrath was an FPS, whereas the original Oddworlds (Abe's Oddyssey and Abe's Exoddus, note the "odd" in both) were 2D puzzle platformers. If you're like me and want to understand what all the hubbub is about, Stranger's Wrath will allegedly hit Steam later this year and the first two Abe titles are on the PlayStation Network right now.

The biggest thing to take away: A classic, seemingly lost franchise is coming back, and looks to bring all its irreverent humor and exceptional world/level/character design with it. No further details were given, specifically which platforms they may or may not be targeting. Hope this doesn't just mean there's some tap-friendly iPhone version on the way.

How's about you? Love the Oddworld? Tell me why I need to share your enthusiasm!

Source: DestructoidTwitterJust Add Water 

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26 comments

  • mentalityljs - February 1, 2011 12:44 a.m.

    Abe's Oddysee and Exoddus were the first 2 platform puzzlers I got into on the PS1. It is, still to this day, one of my favorites. In its prime, it was a gorgeous game, filled with humor, wit, excellent puzzles and level design, and quality gameplay. The only thing that was frustrating to me were the controls. Other than that, it set a standard of how games of its kind should have been, and how they should have stayed. I am proud to say i'm excited for it's return. A true classic it will be once again :)
  • Rowdie - July 20, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    Stranger's Wrath can not get enough praise. Should get strong consideration for game of the generation.
  • Bawheidbob - July 17, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    Would be great if they moved on and made the games they were meant to all those years ago from the world of Odd
  • gyromne - July 17, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    man i lost many hours on the first one. this is really great. btw why isn't strangers wrath supported with backwords compatibility?
  • OriginalJonty - July 16, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    The Oddworld Universe is one of the most unique universes in gaming. Offers something different and can't wait for a new Oddworld game to come out...as long as it follows the formula of the first game.
  • Rhymenocerous - July 16, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    Great! Think I might fire the PS1 titles up. Whoa...Not played these for YEARS.
  • bloodyshadow - July 16, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    They have officially brought back everything I want in video games. I've never been happier in the past ten years about games than I am right now.
  • thor0997 - July 16, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    I told you so. 01:52:45 on cast 78
  • kompressorlogik - July 16, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    This is certainly going to get me to go back and play the first 2 games, since I never played them back in the day. I always meant to, though. Very interested to see what comes of this.
  • JayBeat - July 16, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    I haven't even heard of the Oddworld series before that Top 7 featured it.
  • jumbomicrobe - July 16, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    Finally!! this really made my week. took them long enough, though.
  • Kordocwaffle - July 16, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    I wonder if this is the movie/game they have working on for the last few years.
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 16, 2010 7:19 a.m.

    I remember hearing about Oddworld when it was originally out, but never got the chance to experience it because I've only got Nintendo systems. I hope the new ones are good. I have to see if I can get the oldest 2 on the PSP's PSN.
  • TheTygerfire - July 16, 2010 5:44 a.m.

    Munch's Oddysee from what I played was a pointless an poorly made game (why should I collect items when I can spawn them at any moment?) but I am interested in playing the original two.
  • Skidd777 - July 16, 2010 5:33 a.m.

    Fuck yes oddworld, I love these games. Also Stranger's Wrath on steam? Hell yes!
  • EricBratcher - July 16, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    This IS great news. Now all we need is a couple more Neverhood games and some bonus Grim Fandango I'll be set. For the record, Brett knows there were actually four Oddworld games rather than three. A mention of Munch just didn't really fit in there.
  • russman - July 16, 2010 3:13 a.m.

    Finally Oddworld returns!So excited for this/these!
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 16, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    I'm still waiting for "The Oddbox" which they said they'd be bringing to PC... ages and ages ago.
  • number1hitjam - July 16, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    YYYYYYYYYYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
  • NightAce84 - July 16, 2010 2 a.m.

    Best news I have heard all year.

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