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Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee to get HD Treatment

According to an interview in the upcoming March issue of EGM, Developer Just Add Water is working an HD remake of PS1 classic, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.  Just Add Water is already working an HD port of the most recent Oddworld game, Stranger’s Wrath.  In the interview, Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning describes the new Oddysee; “It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer.”  You might argue that this description implies larger changes, but Lanning assures fans that the goal is to update, not change; “<We’re> not trying to reinvent any wheels. It’s like, ‘Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?'”

With all the remakes and collections flooding the market (Sly, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, etc) the Oddworld series seems like a logical choice for revival.  Let’s hope it sticks!

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