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Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty and Stranger's Wrath HD Coming to Wii U eShop

by James Dawson and Tom Malina - June 11, 2013, 3:32 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct @E3, http://www.oddworld.com/2013/06/new-n-tasty-and-st..., (Description)

Odd is undoubtedly the right word.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD have been announced for the Wii U eShop.

New 'N' Tasty is a reimagining of Abe's Oddysee, the inaugural entry in the Oddworld series from 1997, with a 3D graphical style and new gameplay that is inspired by the original. The game is a 2D platformer starring Abe, a member of the Mukadon race who is trying to free his comrades enslaved at Rupture Farms. Abe has the ability to possess enemies, which he can control in order to solve puzzles and fight other foes.

Stranger's Wrath HD is a high definition port of the fourth game in the Oddworld franchise. Unlike New 'N' Tasty, Stranger's Wrath is mixture of third person platformer and first person shooter. You play the role of Stranger, a bounty hunter who is rounding up outlaws for enough money to pay for a life saving operation.

The original developers, Oddworld Inhabitants, are working with Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd to bring both titles to the Wii U. Both games mark the first time an Oddworld title has appeared on a Nintendo console, though they did appear on the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

Both Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD will be available for download on the Wii U eShop in 2014. No specific release date has been announced.


SonofMrPeanutJune 11, 2013

Personally, I'm pleased that Oddworld Inhabitants/Just Add Water are active again.  Let's hope this leads to a new game.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)June 11, 2013

Updated with Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD news.

MannyponJune 11, 2013

Sweet, I've always wanted to play Stranger's Wrath but never got to since it was never backwards compatible on the 360.  I'll finally get to give this game a go.  One of the few pleasant surprises for me for Nintendo. 

ShyGuyJune 11, 2013

I don't really care for the Oddworld asthetic, but I want to give Stranger's Wrath a shot as well.

RazorkidJune 12, 2013

I loved the first 2 Oddworld games and am looking forward to playing this remake of the first. The series is chock full of charm and Abe is such a great character.

TJ SpykeJune 12, 2013

Great news, I would love to give Stranger's Wrath HD a chance.

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