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JAW talking to “two or three” publishers for Stranger’s Wrath XBLA

Friday, 17th February 2012 15:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Just Add Water has gone “dry” in regards to the Xbox Live Arcade version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath being published by Microsoft or self-published, studio boss Stewart Gilray has told VG247, but says it’s talking to “two or three” third-party publishers.

Gilray told us earlier this week an announcement on it could come as early as April during Easter.

“We’ve basically run everything dry in terms of going some kind of first-party route with Microsoft, be it them publishing it or be it us publishing it ourselves, so we’re now having to go down the third-party route,” he said, speaking in a phone interview on Wednesday.

“We’re speaking to two or three different publishers at the moment about taking it on for us. I think we’ll probably have some news on that by Easter, I hope.”

Gilray continued: “But so far, so good. We’ve got a meeting with Microsoft this week I believe with one of the companies to touch base with it. So hopefully, we’ll know more soon enough”

JAW’s difficulty on getting Strangers Wrath onto Xbox Live Arcade stems from the compulsory file size for titles on the service being at 2Gb, as explained already by the studio.

It launched a PSN version of the game back in December for PS3.

Expect more from our interview next week, including more on the Vita versions of Stranger’s and Munch’s Oddysee.

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7 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee get this on xbox

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    The game really isnt that great, i didnt play it back in the day so going off what people said i had high expectations… In the end its pretty average; Its horribly repetitive, it barely has a plot, the voice acting is god awful and theres a serious lack of actors, the AI is terrible and the gameplay just isnt that interesting. It does look good though, probably one of the best HD remakes i’ve seen, JAW did a great job but it doesnt change the fact that the game itself is sub-par.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Joe Musashi

    Agree with #2. The game had a refreshing theme but it wasn’t all that fun. The same is true of Beyond Good and Evil in that it seems to be one of those really average games that keeps getting put onto a pedestal.

    JM

    #3 3 years ago
  4. fearmonkey

    @2-@3 – SW was one of my absolute favorite Xbox games, but I have been a fan of all the Oddword games. The story in the game was wonderful. To each their own, but im excited about the remake hitting the xbox.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Gotta wonder why MS is not helping them at all, it was a Xbox exclusive for christ sake :S

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    @5, Well they released it for PS3 first, which is a big no no for Microsoft.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. L.O.R.D

    i don’t know you people loved this game
    we want munch odyssey Remake

    #7 3 years ago

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