This game has been hovering around, followed by tons of hype and speculation, since its original announcement back in 2016. The game is now being billed as a direct sequel to Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty. And just like previous games in the iconic franchise, Oddworld: Soulstorm will use platforming, puzzle-solving and tons of quirky charm, this new game will bring the very strange gaming icons of the Oddworld franchise to a new generation.
Oddworld: Soulstorm will take parts of the established story and themes to create another poignant and insightful adventure. We can expect this game to once again tackle themes of environmental exploitation, runaway capitalism and the crushing reality of the brutality of man, all in one deceptively enticing package. It’s also really likely that this game will have plenty of the difficulty and challenges that fans and critics adore about the franchise.
And with fans itching to return to the beautifully grimy world of Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty, which was a ground-up remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, there will be plenty to see and admire. The graphics, level design and overall gameplay loop will likely echo many of the divisive and controversial themes that we’re likely to see in the final game, so expect deceptively glitzy levels filled with layer upon layer of complexity and barely contained rage. Although some of that rage is likely to come from the player.
We’ve included both the first gameplay snippet for the nostalgic new entry, as well as the official gameplay description, down below. Check them out when you get the chance. The game is due to launch sometime in 2020. platforms are a bit up in the air though, as we only know it is coming to PC so far. Although there are strong suspicions that the title will also drop for the likes of the Xbox One and PS4.
Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from where New ‘n’ Tasty ended. Abe has defeated Mollusk the Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, overthrown RuptureFarms and liberated workmates. Now, Abe – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons – find themselves without food, water or a place to call home. Stranded alone in the desert, they find solace in a strange new brew – a delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom. Oddworld: Soulstorm will continue to chew up the themes of environmentalism, capitalism, consumerism and addiction that critics and fans found so engaging in New ’n’ Tasty.