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Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath for PSN: Taking HD Remakes to the Next Level

Stewart Gilray's Avatar + Posted by Stewart Gilray on Dec 22, 2010 // CEO, Just Add Water

Long time no see! Since Gravity Crash Portable was launched we’ve kept our heads down while working on a bunch of stuff. During the summer we started working exclusively on Oddworld projects, and I’m here today to talk about the first title we announced: Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath.

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3: Stranger

You may have heard of this game before – it was originally released in March 2005, but we’re doing an HD remake for PSN. Recently there have been a whole raft of HD remakes coming to the PS3, and to be able to work on this project and take the definition of “HD Remake” to the next level has been a dream come true.

Not only are we revamping various aspects of the game such as texture resolution, user interface and game audio, but we’re also overhauling the character models. You’ll no doubt have seen the visual update we’ve done to the main character, Stranger. We’re updating every character in the game in similar style, and today I’d like to introduce you to a couple more.

First up we have the Clakkerz, the general population from the towns at the start of the game all the way to New Yolk City. The guy pictured above is the Store Keeper, he runs the General Store where you get to buy ammo and upgrades, and is always wise cracking, ahem, with you. A lot of my passion for this game is the story and the script, there is so much humour in there that you can’t help but laugh out loud at times!

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3: Storekeeper


Next we have the Grubb Natives. These guys are afraid of their own shadows and mistrust anyone, especially a tall Stranger that comes into their settlement, but is there a reason for that? Their story unfolds farther in the game.

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3: Grubb Male

In Stranger’s Wrath you play a bounty hunter, tracking down various villains and capturing them. To do this, you don’t use a gun but LIVE ammunition. And by “live” we really mean that – your ammo are little critters with special abilities, and at times the damned things even back chat you. So the critters sit on your crossbow and talk to you, then when the time’s right, you press the trigger and send them on their way.

This little guy is my favourite, the Chippunk, cause he’s a wise-cracking chipmunk-like guy!

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3: Chippunk

Over the coming weeks and months, we will be back to talk to you more about the PS3 version of Stranger’s Wrath, including other updates and additions to the game we are making.

Thanks, and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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+ LilWayneSuckz on December 22nd, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

I shall buy.


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+ wolfzero1 on December 22nd, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

played this on the XBox & throughly enjoyed it, so I will definitely be getting this. I hope the other Oddworld games being are being remade too, like both Abe games, & Munch


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+ drake9897 on December 22nd, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:

oddworld series scared me as a kid and gave me nightmare(it still does,im 14) abe was just so creepy but since i got ps plus ive been playing it on my psp go i love it its so fun but still scares me my dad played it wen i was 2. will there be some ind of ps plus deal?


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+ hush404 on December 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm said:

That’s simply awesome. I love when hard work is put into an HD remake rather than just jacking the resolution.


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+ xXiRoNcHaOzXx on December 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 pm said:

kewl


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+ Rinaldus91 on December 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm said:

Like everyone else in the comments, I’m insanely impressed and extremely excited for the impending release. Never picked up an Xbox, and this was one of the few exclusives I really wanted to play. Unfortunate for 360 owners, any news on whether or not Microsoft is gonna expand their download cap for this title? Or if you’ll do a disc release for the 360?

Anyways, hope to see a trailer soon; and you guys should definitely think about releasing some Oddworld avatars on PSN. I can’t think of an easier way to make some quick cash.


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+ Atomika14 on December 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 pm said:

I can’t wait for this!


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+ Elvick_ on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm said:

This looks amazing. I’m all over it, I loved this game on the xbox. It’s one of the most underrated xbox games in my opinion.


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+ Trigg on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:21 pm said:

Very nice but we really need a brand new Oddworld adventure. An HD remake for the first 2 originals would be awesome sauce to the second power.


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+ xxKinGjxx on December 23rd, 2010 at 3:54 am said:

@28 In Fact i own both consoles too and i set my tv brightness/contrast to a neutral point WHEN DOING MY OWN COMPARISONS. also i set the video output setting to on both systems so they can match each others. And im happy to know that when you see “silly comments” it makes you happy to tell them their idiots and correct them.


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+ young_hastings on December 23rd, 2010 at 5:23 am said:

i wont [pretend to know what a polygon is but there sure are a lot of them in that cgi model but the ps3 model looks nearly as good. the old xbox models still look fairly good considering its last gen hardware though. its great to see comparison shots like that lookin forward to seein this game finished


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+ jdneul on December 23rd, 2010 at 7:46 am said:

im just glad oddworld is gracing the playstation console again:-)


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+ phade2blaq on December 23rd, 2010 at 10:10 am said:

Love this franchise ! I had the first two games released on the original PS and longed to play them again and got the chance thanks to the PSN !

Never played Stranger’s Wrath because I couldn’t stomach buying an XBOX !

Can’t wait for this to come out !


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+ BallinOutTheBox on December 23rd, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

Wow, looks amazing! Keep up the good work guys, can’t wait to see the final game. I never got to play Stranger’s Wrath on the Xbox and thanks to Just Add Water, I will be able to play an impressively updated version on Playstation 3.


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+ ToxicKookie on December 24th, 2010 at 3:55 pm said:

Oh man! Just seeing these images hits me with waves of pleasant nostalgia! Here’s hoping you make that projected release date (Or earlier). Oh yeah, and as hesido said, 60fps wouldn’t hurt either;)


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+ Darkpen on December 27th, 2010 at 2:01 am said:

I feel like the intention in the chipmunk’s design and its cutesy-ness is lost in the PS3′s model. The eyelids look almost reptilian compared to the cartoony original.

Please consider remodeling the chipmunk before the final release :S


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+ CoolRichy007UK on January 17th, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

oddworld strangers [DELETED] oops wrath is comin to ps3 i waited 5 [DELETED] years for this soul of a stormbrew game to come and i know what order they gonna bring the games back

Strangers wrath 2011 – whole team makin this and sweating like slogs lol
oddworld oddsee & exxodus 2012 – team of 10 to make this
Munch Oddsee – 2012

final 2 games will be called

Oddworld – abes revoloution
oddworld – strangers exxodus

if im not right il do the voice for munch oddsee remake


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