Last night NaviFairy tweeted about the possibility of news on the new Oddworld project. Now we have confirmation that Just Add Water is remaking the last Oddworld title, released on the Xbox in 2005, for the PSN, the first time the series has graced a Sony console since Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 1998.
What can we exactly expect in the remake? Well they are working with Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna to ensure fidelity, but offer these bonuses:
- Stunning 720p visuals.
- More detail in the characters.
- Normal mapping and self-shadowing.
- Re-mastered dialogue.
- Support for PlayStation Move.
- Additional bonus material still to be revealed.
While not entirely sold on the PlayStation Move support, this does fill in one of those holes in the Oddworld games to which I never got due to lacking an Xbox at the time. Of course, non-PS3 owners, and more specifically, Steam adherents, can still wait for both Stranger's Wrath and Munch's Oddysee to make its way to PC.
In case you are unfamiliar, Stranger's Wrath follows, appropriately enough, Stranger, a bounty hunter using 'live ammo,' doing what the best of bounty hunters do--hunting outlaws for moolah.