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Remade Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath hits PS3 next Easter – first shots

Friday, 3rd September 2010 11:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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VG247 can exclusively confirm that Oddworld developer Just Add Water is to release a revamped, HD version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PS3 next Easter. Get the first shots down below.

The game marks the franchise’s first outing on a PlayStation console since 1998′s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.

Stranger was originally released in 2005. The new version will be download-only.

“Since word got out that we’ve been working with Oddworld Inhabitants there have been many rumours circulating about what we’re working on,” said JAW boss Stewart Gilray.

“Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is the first project in what we believe will be a long and fruitful relationship. Having the chance to update this great title and release it on PS3 is just a brilliant opportunity, not least for us, but for the fans too.”

The game will ship in 720p and will come complete with normal mapping, self-shadowing, re-mastered dialogue, Move support and additional material, of which JAW’s saying nothing as yet.

JAW’s most recent game was PSN shooter Gravity Crash. The British studio announced in July that it was working on Oddworld titles across “multiple platforms”.

Discussions between JAW and series creators Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna began back in June last year.

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  1. Erthazus

    Great idea, i will get it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. frostquake

    I really Enjoyed this on the Xbox 1…I will definitely pick this up on the PS3..not excited about Move support, but I am sure others will be. Imagine if you will Red Dead Redemption with and Oddworld twist, and you have Strangers Wrath..Very Western feel to it..GREAT GAME!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Added two more screens there now.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. JonFE

    Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath was supposed to be released on Steam as well, wasn’t it?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    @4 – yea what happened to the pc release and the remake of munch?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. itsucks

    Ertwat: sure you are.

    Well LL is the kind of dumb business moves, this is just another one.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. get2sammyb

    Ooooh. PlayStation Move support. Yet another game with optional Move controls.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Doesn’t look massively improved over the original… but it’s great that it’s getting a re-release. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. RETARDED VIKING

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH i never even got the chance to finish the original OMFG day 1 buy best news i had all day!!! thank you vg247 :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    Doesn’t look great, lol.

    Is it open-world?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    Why only PS3 though? Especially since the original came out for Xbox?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Len

    Great, great game but not sure I want to play it again.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. cookiejar

    Very cool. I’ll grab this.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Kerplunk

    @11 Perhaps to antagonise platform trolls, maybe? Seems to have worked.

    I have this on my XBOX, it’s one of those games where I simply can’t understand where the endless praise comes from. It left me cold.

    Curious move. This game is the one that was often mentioned by 360 owners as the title they most wanted patched to run on 360. Now there’s this. I wonder if that’ll motivate MS to make that patch?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    Never had a chance to play this, will buy this fo sho.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. NiceFellow

    @11 – not sure.

    I don’t agree myself, but I know some see PS3 as having a better chance of decent sales for SP orientated titles like this, and this developer is one of them.

    Or maybe they got favorable terms from Sony.

    Or maybe it’ll release on both but it’s just bigger news that’ll be on PS3 and that’s getting covered first.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. LOLshock94

    MY FAV GAME COMING OUT ON THE 1 CONSOLE I NEVER PLAY

    #17 4 years ago
  18. get2sammyb

    @17 – you won’t mind turning it on for your favourite game then will you?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. LOLshock94

    ill buy it i just gotta clean the dust off my ps3 at easter time

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Michael O’Connor

    I think I’ll just stick the original disc in my 360 instead.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. JonFE

    IIRC, it’s not a backwards compatible game Michael…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm

    Munch’s Oddysee yes, Strangers Wrath no.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Bleak Harvest

    Weirdest news I’ve woken up to in a while, but I’m very excited. Day one!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    It isn’t? Balls. =(

    I wonder where I put my original Xbox. Man, I used to be addicted to that GUI…

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Statix

    I loved this game back on the Xbox 1; one of the best shooters and games I played for the system. I’m actually kinda eager to revisit an updated version of Stranger’s Wrath.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    Sounds awesome. I hope they get it out on PC as well.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. ManicMarvin

    Irritatingly, while Munch’s Oddysee is listed as compatible, the sound is knackered, so it’s not much fun to play on 360.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Callum

    Bollocks. Absolute bollocks. So dissapointed! Of all the games they could have re-made. I wanted something new, or a re-done Exodus. Bad times.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DaMan

    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/09/03/strangers-wrath-not-a-ps3-exclusive/

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DSB

    @29 I like it.

    What does that last paragraph mean though? Just outsourcing the port or what?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DJ Deathstar

    @DaMan cheers for that i was really hoping it would be coming out on 360, though i do plan on prob buying a PS3 before next Easter so if it does come to it will still be able to play one of my all time favourite games!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DaMan

    I think the last sentence means they aren’t going to develop a Windows version of the game, unless someone else agrees to port it. hence, only 360/PS3 and no PC version for now, probably later.. or he’s saying someone else is already porting it, but he doesn’t know anything about that.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=23134970&postcount=110

    #32 4 years ago
  33. LOLshock94

    ohh wel no need to use the dusty ps3

    #33 4 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    The original on the XBOX was a classic. So much fun man. Those were the good ol days when games shipped great and with loads of content. Not like this DLC craptacular we are receiving this gen.

    #34 4 years ago