Hello. Follow me. Wait! *pffffffffft*
Sound familiar? Well come 2017 you’ll be hearing those familiar words and sounds from the world’s favourite stitch-lipped hero. That’s right, Abe is coming back, this time with Oddworld: Soulstorm.
Whilst 2014’s New ‘n’ Tasty was essentially a graphically enhanced remake of the original Oddworld Playstation release, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, the latest Oddworld instalment promises something a bit different.
The press release announced on the 14th March that the new game is “a follow-up to the critically acclaimed release of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from Abe’s genesis and directly follows on from the overthrow of RuptureFarms and the liberation of his blighted workmates…Stranded alone in the desert, they find solace in a strange new brew – a delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom.” For those of you who have played the Oddworld series you’ve probably realised now that it seems Soulstorm will be a remake of Abe’s Exoddus, albeit with more to the story this time round.
“There was a deeper, darker, and more sinister story that we never got to tell,” explains series creator, Lorne Lanning. “Soulstorm gives us the opportunity to flesh out more meat on the bones of an original spine, but re-tell the fable from a very different angle.”
In order to get people excited about their humble hero Abe, the Oddworld crew are encouraging people to share the news about the new game in order to reveal Abe bit by bit starting with his hands, then chest before finally revealing his face. In addition 100 lucky people who sign up to their mailing list will get a free copy of New ‘n’ Tasty on Steam. So what are you waiting for?