The rumors that a new Oddworld game is in the works have spread fast and far, but now we know for sure: such a project definitely exists.

It's easy to spot our ol' buddy Abe over at the site for Gravity Crash developers, Just Add Water , and they have confirmed that Oddworld will soon return. According to a press release, they say that "it's with a huge amount of pride that we can announce that for the past 12 months, we have been working extremely closely with the fantastic people at Oddworld Inhabitants." They don't really give us any specific details – we're not even sure if we're looking at a downloadable title for the PSN or a full game for the PS3 – but at least we know it's on the way. And besides, they say we'll get more info in the "coming weeks," so we're perfectly wiling to wait. Said Just Add Water Managing Director Stewart Gilray:

"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. It’s almost symbiotic in that when something moves forward on any of the projects we just start chatting about new items, or what if we do this,” Gilray continued. “We’re all extremely excited to breathe life into the Oddworld universe and indeed to let it breathe life into us."

In all honesty, I hope they bring back more of the adventure/puzzle elements we had with the first few titles. When it went to the Xbox, it turned into a 3D action/platformer and really, I don't think it was anywhere near as impressive. The original title for the PlayStation is still one of the most respected games of that console's library, and there's a darn good reason for that.

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mike rlz
mike rlz
12 years ago

munch's oddysee was the first game i played on the original xbox. i took it as an omen. 😉

Riku994
Riku994
12 years ago

I actually enjoyed Abe's Oddysee, but I never finished it. I just remember it being very odd…OH NOW I GET IT >_>

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Probably because it was really hard to actually beat

That game can get extremely annoying lol
But it's really fun at the same time

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Abe's Oddysee

One of the games which really affected me.

To say that it's a hard game would be an understatement!

That game was sick…plain sick

But fun as well…

Great platforming, great environments! man…. if only more devs dared making platforming games again.

Donkey Kong Country Returns will hands down be a GOTY contender for me.

Hope they keep this new Oddworld game mostly 2D in gameplay.

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

No kidding, that game was absolutely VICIOUS!

If you didn't save enough of them then BAM your stuck with the bad ending and there was nothing you could do about it, feelings and hard work be damned.

In saying that though that was back in the days when people wouldn't complain too vocally when a game was to hard (eg. Demon Souls) or that "I can totally see the drop in texture resolution!11!!!" (eg. MGS4).
Games were games and developers didn't have to feel guilty if they didn't hold your hand through-out it.

I feel sorry for the kids who these days don't get to experience that weird feeling you used to get when you finally crushed Ultima, or saved all the stubborn guys in the Abe games.

It was called a sense of accomplishment.

I miss those days ;(

/rant

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
12 years ago

Yay hope that fish comes back from the xbox one

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Could never get into these games. I just… I just didn't want to play as that… THING.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Loved Oddworld, and glad to see it's return back home.

I hope the funny fart noises will still be in it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I never tried any of these.

SoulController
SoulController
12 years ago

World,

Check out the first game @ least. Challenging, but awesome atmosphere & humorous. One of my favorite gems from the PSone days.

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
12 years ago

Its funny. If I remember correctly Lorne Lanning quoted "X-Box is the future,Playstation is the past." I wonder why MS allowed them to dev for the PS3?

StangMan80
StangMan80
12 years ago

xbox ruins all of our games don't they.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

yes

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

I haven't ever played any of these either, whats great about them?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

It introduces strategy to the 2D platform genre.

Imagine playing Mario but actually having to solve puzzles to move forward.

Not just puzzles but also strategizing(that's not a word?…) to get around your enemy.

You can't really kill your enemies in this game, not traditionally anyway. You have to set traps for them, or lure them so you can sneak past them in the dark, etc.

What a beautiful game…

If you love platforming, this is one of a kind!

The game's actually available on the PSN store if I'm right.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

sounds interesting. I may have to look into this game very soon.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Here ya go…
Oddworld was both an odd & weird(but great) platformer, and the dialog & some of the actions were hilarious.

This is what it was all about…..

1.Oddworld:Abes Oddysee Level1- Rupture Farms (PS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0mYPERw530

2. Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus Intro (PS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTnPGaZHog8

Oddworld:Abe's Exoddus Walkthrough Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3sq0bxXfZQ&feature=related

3. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Intro (PS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMWa8gUAQpw

(not sure if this one below was on the PS, mine's on the Xbox)
Oddworld munch's oddysee- A glockstar is born
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRxIwgYLbeM

(Xbox only)
Oddworld:Strager's Wrath -Opening Cutscene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh5QQeBA_Xg

tumbletunnel
tumbletunnel
12 years ago

Munch Odyssee and Exoddus where the best platformers I can imagine. Best when they go back to that roots. Or HD-remakes from both of them. Instand buy

___________
___________
12 years ago

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG ODDWORLD!
ODDWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
im almost crying with joy!
its about fu*king time we saw a new title in this classic!
this has made my week! never have i been so happy about a game announcement!
the only thing that could top this is if ND announced they were doing a crash bandicoot remake!
or if crystal dynamics were doing a new pandemonium!
BUT ODDWORLD!
ODDWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is really scary, i was just playing the original last night and wishing they would bring abe back!


Last edited by ___________ on 7/16/2010 4:29:18 AM

daizycutter
daizycutter
12 years ago

must be getting old ..played the first one on the PC eons ago..

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
12 years ago

Sweet! I hope its a 2D Platformer. Man, really make me want to go play Abe's Oddysee.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
12 years ago

Bring Abe back to the spot light!

SoulController
SoulController
12 years ago

@ World

Give the first one a try. Its Challenging but has an awesome atmosphere & is humorous. A great gem from the psone days

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I do remember all the commercials back in the day.

Him
Him
12 years ago

God thats a creepy picture lol

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Him,
World's just making a stand for the old Cole.
(And I'm right there with ya too)!!!!

Club80
Club80
12 years ago

A new Oddworld title and a *proper* Rayman title announced at E3?? My gosh…us old skoolers are getting the good stuff this year! Now if Croteam decides give us a new Serious Sam, life will be very good.

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

Abe was so much fun.

The first one is very good.
dodging falling carcasses that shake the screen, hearing that split second..(was it freeze or creep?? I could never figurwe it out.ha! :D)before running away. if you were on a different platform to your enemy you could use mind control and go shoot the others. so much fun!! 🙂

the second one gave you the ability to control explosive farts..and as a nine year old at the time i played it I realized it was like the coolest thing ever.

Saving all your fellow aliens was so much fun, especially in the 2nd one where you had to apologize to some of them and get them to help you in other parts. Overall, a class game that I'd highly recomend to anyone who likes a challenge and silly humour.

DeeJay97
DeeJay97
12 years ago

i abousoltly loved that game!