Help him pay for his operation

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?