Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

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Digital FoundryOddworld vs. PlayStation Vita

The inside story of what it's like working with Sony's powerful handheld.

At Digital Foundry, we're on record as being rather partial to the PlayStation Vita and while we've looked at major titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and WipEout 2048, coverage opportunities have been limited - something we're acutely aware of and aiming to address in a series of upcoming pieces that delve deeply into the character and capabilities of the hardware.

Stranger's Wrath HD Vita patch pulled, but don't panic

Stranger's Wrath HD Vita patch pulled, but don't panic

Patch for the patch coming. Save files will be okay.

Just Add Water has pulled the patch it issued for Stranger's Wrath HD on PlayStation Vita after the developer found it was causing an issue with save files.

But don't panic. A patch for the patch that will fix old save files is inbound. And for now, new save files will work fine.

"We've found an issue with the patch where save games are incorrectly reported as corrupted," JAW explained on the Oddworld website.

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Knytt and Oddworld lead the PS Store charge

Festive sale not live yet but coming soon.

PC indie game Knytt arrives on PS3 and Vita (cross-buy) today in the shape of Knytt Underground. I've no idea what it is or how to pronounce it but Jeffrey thought it worth writing about. Costs 10.

Oddworld series heads to PS Vita

Cross-platform play via cloud saves.

UK studio Just Add Water is the latest to pledge itself to the PlayStation Vita cause, announcing Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath for the system's launch.

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD announced

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD announced

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD delayed.

Just Add Water has delayed the PlayStation 3 launch of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD to the summer.

It had been intended for launch this week.

However, JAW has announced a HD remake of Munch's Oddysee, due for release on PS3 in October alongside a PlayStation 3 Oddboxx promotion containing all four Oddworld games.

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Abe's Oddysee HD remake confirmed

Abe's Oddysee HD remake confirmed

MS denies Stranger's Wrath XBLA release.

An HD remake of classic platformer Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is in the works, Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed.

"Abe HD is going into production," series creator Lorne Lanning told EGM, as reported by VG247, confirming that UK studio Just Add Water will be taking the reins.

"It's basically Abe's Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer," he explained.

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Player complaints spark Oddboxx patch

Player complaints spark Oddboxx patch

Stranger's Wrath "barely playable".

The developer behind The Oddboxx a PC collection of the first four titles from Oddworld Inhabitants has promised disgruntled fans it will fix the technical issues currently blighting two of the included games.

Steam's forum is littered with complaints from gamers upset about technical deficiencies found in Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath.

Eurogamer was alerted to the issue by reader Tyronne. "Oddysee is unplayable with a 360 controller and will crash and Wrath is slow and has resolution issues," he reported.

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JAW wants Oddworld remake on 360

"We've been getting a fair bit of stick."

Just Add Water's Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath remake isn't a PS3 exclusive out of choice. An Xbox 360 version is being worked on but, simply, the file is too big.

(A warning: Spoilers tend to go with the territory in retrospectives, but I'm going to reveal Stranger's Wrath's greatest twist early on in what follows. If you're planning on playing through this game for the pleasure of watching the plot unfold - and this is one of the few games where that wouldn't be an entirely self-destructive objective - you might want to do that before reading any more.)

Lanning wants Oddworld Xbox on Steam

Abe's Oddysee and Exoddus now available.

The first two games in the Oddworld series have been released on Steam and Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning has said he hopes to add more in future.

Oddworld will return, confirms Lanning

Oddworld will return, confirms Lanning

Maxis co-founder helping out.

Oddworld Inhabitants boss Lorne Lanning has confirmed the studio is working on new "stuff" relating to the Oddworld universe.

Lanning's comments come just a few days after Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun told an audience of students he's helping out on a new Oddworld game.

"I can confirm that we're working with Jeff on Oddworld stuff," Lanning told our close personal friends GamesIndustry.biz.

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Oddworld bails out of gaming

Lorne Lanning launches a broadside on EA's marketing as a parting shot to the industry.

Californian developer Oddworld Inhabitants is to move away from the videogames market, according to studio president Lorne Lanning, who says that the firm will now focus on the film and television sectors.

Oddworld Stranger renamed, dated

EA opts for something more in the "spirit of the game".

Xbox exclusive Oddworld Stranger is now known as Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, Electronic Arts advised this week, claiming that the revised title "better reflects the spirit of the game".

Oddworld just got Stranger

The full transcript of Lorne Lanning's presentation of Oddworld Inhabitants' latest title, Stranger, at publisher EA's recent Hot Summer Nights press event, including a Q&A session with Oddworld's overlord. Read about it here.

Lorne Lanning: "This is the first day that we're unveiling Stranger at all, so you guys are amongst the first people to see what we've been working on for the last two and a half years. I've got a lot to show you, so I'm going to jump right into it.

EA announces Oddworld Stranger date

EA announces Oddworld Stranger date

Inhabiting 2005, it seems. Oddly. (Don't call me Odd Lee.)

Electronic Arts has confirmed that Oddworld Inhabitants next title, Oddworld Stranger, which is picked up the rights to last month, will debut on PS2 and Xbox next spring.

The post-Munch's Odyssey title, which is now multi-format as opposed to Xbox-only as it was under the terms of Microsoft's exclusivity agreement (the deal that helped coin the term "money hat", fact fans), sees the player don the heavy weaponry of 'Stranger', a "rough and tumble bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah".

It's also "the first game that has been an enjoyable experience for me to work on throughout the entire production" according to Oddworld Inhabitants top banana Lorne Lanning, which certainly bodes well.

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Stranger

Lorne Lanning reveals the first details about Oddworld's next title.

Publisher

Fourth Oddworld title nearing completion

'Stranger' hits alpha, but with Atari and Microsoft having washed their hands of the brand, is EA in line to publish it?

Reports emerged last night that Oddworld Inhabitants' long-awaited sequel to Munch's Oddysee, known as 'Stranger' has 'gone alpha' and that an announcement on the game's publisher is set to be revealed in the next two weeks.

Oddworld Inhabitants no longer working with Microsoft

Oddworld's publishing arrangements just got stranger, too.

Californian developer Oddworld Inhabitants is seeking a new publisher for its next Xbox game in the Oddworld universe, tentatively titled Stranger, as Microsoft no longer has any involvement with the title.

Oddworld details

Oddworld details

When Munch met the Master Chief.

Last week the Discovery Channel in the US ran a documentary called X-Factor: Inside Microsoft's Xbox, which delved into the workings of a few companies developing for the black box. Amongst them was Oddworld Inhabitants, whose upcoming Oddworld game on Xbox came under close scrutiny.

According to GameSpot, the programme demonstrated a new, powerful central character, Steef, a crossbow-toting bounty hunter described as a mixture of beasts, including a gorilla, a lion, and Clint Eastwood. Gameplay-wise, the next Oddworld is apparently less puzzle-oriented, and more attuned to fast-paced first and third-person action.

Asked for a comment on the documentary, Oddworld Inhabitants apparently declined, preferring to let the footage speak for itself, but they wouldn't rule out the development team taking another direction before the game is actually "announced".

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Oddworld munches sequel

Oddworld munches sequel

Another Xbox adventure for Lorne Lanning

Oddworld: Munch's "it can only be done on Xbox!" Oddysee was an

under appreciated platformer in our view, so we were happy to read

from multiple sources this week that the next title in the series

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