Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

Update: 20% pre-order discount also live in the US too.

Despite Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning saying that he has no faith in the Nintendo Switch way back in 2017, it seems developer Oddworld Inc has warmed up to Switch over time and we'll see Abe make the jump to Switch early next year in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD.

In this definitive version of the game, FPS controls and gyroscopic aiming has been added to deliver the ultimate experience when it launches in January.

For those who missed Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath when it launched on other platforms way back in 2010, here is a quick recap of what the game is all about:

You're the Stranger, a mysterious bounty hunter on a mission to bag the ultimate prize. And you need that money like no one else because there is something very wrong with your health and the only way to fix it is a very costly operation. However the nature of your illness remains a secret and as you find out during the game, for a good reason.

In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration.

But Stranger is keeping a secret and needs expensive surgery to survive. In his quest to earn enough Moolah, Stranger reluctantly accepts the ultimate bounty from the owner of the Mongo River and suddenly his adventure takes a very different turn.

The game is up for pre-order right now on Switch eShop and there seems to be a 20% pre-order discount bringing it down from $29.99 / £26.99 / 29,99€ to $23.99 / £21.59 / 23,99€.

Let us know if you plan to pick this up early next year with a comment below.