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Oddworld: Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot artwork emerges, plot & setting detailed

Friday, 10th May 2013 13:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Oddworld: The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot was never made back in the day, due to the collapse of Oddworld Inhabitants. But now they’re back thanks to new team Just Add Water, and there’s every chance the game could ride again. The studio has discussed the project and released some concept art into the wild.

If the name sounds familiar, it may be because I interviewed Just Add Water at length about the unreleased projects, and if we might see them released one day. You can check out the interview here.

Now, OXM has received a batch of concept art for the project, and Just Add Water community manager Dan Morse shed light on the game’s plot and setting.

“Fangus takes place in a country called Fangustan, far away from Mudos (where the events of all four Oddworld games so far have taken place)”, he confirmed. “Conceptually Fangustan is based on the culture of Eastern Europe, but the story kicks off when it’s invaded by a neighbouring country, which is based on Russia.”

According to Morse, Fangus was coined as a, “balanced mixture of third-person with first-person, exactly as Stranger had done, but a hundred times more intense

The character himself is “a shepherd who is forced to become a pit fighter by his country’s invaders. The game follows his struggle to understand and repel these invaders, while battling the onset of a rabies-like disease”.

“Fangus makes [Stranger's Wrath] look like [Munch's Oddysee]“, he added. “There’s a lot we could add to the mix, such as operable turrets and vehicles, and Fangus’s diseased flock to GameSpeak into combat.”

Would you like this game to be made one day? Let us know below.

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  1. The_Red

    “Fangus makes [Stranger's Wrath] look like [Munch's Oddysee]“

    Bold words. Now, please release Stranger’s Wrath HD on something other than PSN.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. friendlydave

    @1 Stranger’s Wrath HD was released on PC too…

    http://www.gog.com/gamecard/oddworld_strangers_wrath

    #2 12 months ago
  3. The_Red

    @2
    Nice but I don’t use gog. Only can get games on Steam :(

    #3 12 months ago
  4. friendlydave

    Its on steam too.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Zarckan

    It’s on…

    PS3/VITA/PC(STEAM/GOG/OnLive) what more do you want?

    #5 12 months ago
  6. theevilaires

    This reminds me I must buy Strangers wrath on PSN cause that game rocked on the original XBOX. Artistically it was one of the best last gen.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. happydan

    @6 It’s still on sale!

    Disclaimer: I work for OWI.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. DSB

    @3 It was put on Steam with very little fanfare, they just updated the current version :P

    GOG is a good service though.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. theevilaires

    @7 Oh really? Thanks I’m headed to the online store now then and buying it :)

    #9 12 months ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @3: Yeah, get it on Steam. I bought the SD Version and they updated it later to HD.

    #10 12 months ago
  11. The_Red

    @4 & @5
    Holy ****, how did I miss it? Thanks, checking it ASAP.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. Mineral4r7s

    How can one not use GoG? Its so much better than Steam oO. Well just my opinion.

    Always looking forward to new oddworld games.

    #12 11 months ago