It’s been an unbelievable 14 years since everyone’s favourite Mudokon, Abe of Oddworld, graced our consoles with his first adventure, Abe’s Oddysee, and since then we had three more Oddworld games, too; Abe’s Exodus, Munch’s Oddysee, and Stranger’s Wrath – all great games. Now, after all this time, we are all going to be treated to the best thing that could ever happen in Oddworld… A HD remake of the original Abe’s Oddysee, with full 3D graphics in the same old side-scrolling, 2D perspective, with brand spanking new physics!
The master of Oddworld Inhabitants – the company behind all of the Oddworld games – Lorne Lanning, said to games magazine EGM, that ”Abe HD is going into production. It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer.” This is great news for any fans of Abe and his game-speak antics of old. Pressing buttons that make him fart, making him laugh and cry, giving orders to fellow Mudokons and watching them run helplessly into meat grinders (whether you want them to or not), slapping sligs, whistling to slogs, hiding from Paramites and Scrabs, riding Emu, possessing enemies to make them run off cliffs and/or shoot their own buddies, and most importantly, perpetually running for Abe’s fecking life!
It’s a odd world in Oddworld, but one that we will welcome with open arms in the form of a HD remake of a masterpiece.