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Return to Odd

By PeterChi16-11-2013

PCGamesN have reported that the first game in the Oddworld series, Abe's Oddysee, is to be rereleased in Spring 2014. The title was picked up by Just Add Water Ltd. (J.A.W) who are working on continuing the Oddworld series. The remake entitled Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, is a high-definition remake that will be released first on the PS3/4 and then coming to the PC shortly (hopefully) thereafter. J.A.W are also working on Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD along with plans to work on more titles that have not been fully confirmed yet like Oddworld: The Hand of Odd and Sligstorm.

I was a massive fan of the original two Abe games on the Playstation and Stranger's Wrath on the Xbox, although I never did get around to finishing Munch's Oddysee. It is great to see such a rich and surreal world getting what it deserves at long last after being pushed to the side for so many years. I remember reading that Oddworld would be a five game series in the instruction manual (remember those?) for Abe's Exoddus back when it was released.

Now and then, as the years have passed, I have shivered alone in the cold moonlight and pondered whatever became of the Oddworld. Where did it go, the joy that Abe, the Mudokons and I shared? How long would it be until, once again, I could fart at a Slig, or shout' "Follow me!" and have our Mudokon friends leap through the bird portal?

I look forward to seeing you again, my little Abe.

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