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."
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