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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Is Also Coming To Wii U

Posted by Orla Madden

More Oddworld? Yes please

Following yesterday's announcement that Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty is coming to the Wii U eShop, Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is also making its way to the Wii U's digital store.

The game is a high definition port, with the original already having enjoyed success on the Xbox and PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network. It follows Stranger, a fearful bounty hunter, who must capture numerous outlaws to collect bounties. The goal is to earn enough money to fund a life-saving operation.

The release of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD will be the first on a Nintendo home console, as there have been Oddworld titles on Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.

Lorne Lanning, co-founder and president of Oddworld Inhabitants, and creator of the Oddworld series, said the company was happy when Nintendo approached them about releasing the games on the Wii U:

We strive to be a completely platform-agnostic micro-publisher. As such, we were very happy when Nintendo asked if we could release these titles on the Wii U via their eShop distribution system. Nintendo’s willingness to work with the independent sector of the industry is a good sign for the future of consoles.

Are either of these games on your wish list? Are you happy that they'll be coming to the Wii U?

[via oddworld.com]

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User Comments (24)

MAB

#1

MAB said:

A good old PC fav from back in the day... I'm gonna get both of them ;)

ImDiggerDan

#2

ImDiggerDan said:

I want to know if "New N Tasty" is the same as the original game in terms of content - ie a reboot, or a new game "inspired" by the mechanics of the first game.

I intend to find out...

Sean_Aaron

#8

Sean_Aaron said:

I loved the original on Playstation, so I'm totally up for both of these. It was nice to see Abe in the Direct yesterday!

Kosmo

#10

Kosmo said:

Totally going to get that. Now, realease Munch's Odissey, and we'll be all set...

KAHN

#12

KAHN said:

you're doing a good thing, nintendo. keep it up. please. i love you.

Gnoll

#13

Gnoll said:

Never played an Oddworld game, but always curious about them. Have them something differentiating them from other platformers?

FiveDigitLP

#15

FiveDigitLP said:

Sweet! I've never played any games in this series, but I've heard good things about them. Anybody here want to tell me about them and what makes them so special?

eviLaTtenDant

#17

eviLaTtenDant said:

Not getting the Abe's Oddysee remake would have been a huge loss for the Wii U. Glad it's coming.
Not entirely sure about Stranger's Wrath but it should be a quite unique game at least.
I wouldn't mind getting Abe's Exoddus and maybe even a new game along these lines either. :)

Henmii

#18

Henmii said:

Good news! Hopefully we will also see Abe's Exodus and Munch oddesey someday!

jarreboum

#19

jarreboum said:

I thought Oddworld inhabitants stopped game development to focus on films? Anyway it's good to see them back.

LavaTwilight

#21

LavaTwilight said:

Abe's Oddysee DEFINITELY is! Strangers Wrath not sure... I wasn't a fan of Munch. Can anyone recommend? And why :p

LavaTwilight

#22

LavaTwilight said:

@FiveDigitLP @Gnoll
Definitely for Abe's Oddysee. You control Abe who has just found out that his species, the Mudokans, is next on the list to be turned into the "New N Tasty" production line by an evil corporation! Along the way you have to save your fellow employees/slaves and depending on how well you do will depend on whether or not you succeed in taking them down. It's such a great game with stealth and some great tense moments, for example when in the Scrab caves and having to run away from them as they chase you down. I couldn't recommend this game enough!

Henmii

#24

Henmii said:

@jarreboum,

From what I have heard they returned a few years back (I wonder if they ever made a movie! The Coca cola commercial from a few years back could have been made by them though)! At first they planned to make a new, downloadable (episodic?) game about a Oddworld shepherd who goes insane because of rabius (I am not making this up)! Then they wanted to make a Oddworld real-time strategy game first (one they worked on in the past), but now it seems they keep it save by just doing a remake of their first Oddworld game!

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