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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty finally arrived on Wii U recently, which is an excellent re-imagining of the classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Now it seems that developer Oddworld Inhabitants is planning to repeat the trick for its next release.

It's announced Oddworld: Soulstorm for a planned 2017 arrival; based on the official website it does sound like another reimagining, this time of the original follow-up Oddworld: Exoddus. The narrative below certainly reads like this is a variation on that title.

Witness Abe's horrifying conflict with a terrifying new machination.
A fresh narrative - a complete story retake inspired by our original tale.
A big visual and cinematic leap aiming to break new ground for Oddworld.
Intelligent new mechanics, twisted new devices enabling highly explosive deviousness.
A dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits.

Of course, with the release so far away the studio is unwilling to commit to platforms, though we asked anyway and got sent the following statement.

We're delighted with the response to Oddworld: Soulstorm today, and look forward to sharing more of the project. In terms of specifics regarding release, we aren't announcing any platforms at this time.

Considering how determined the company was to release New 'n' Tasty on Nintendo hardware, we can only hope that the upcoming NX system will be sufficiently viable for the studio to consider when working on the release for next year.

[source oddworld.com]