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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.

JAW broke the news last night upon the Twitter, adding that the titles would support cross-platform play between Vita and PS3 using cloud saves.

Eurogamer caught up with JAW's unmistakably Scottish MD Stewart Gilray earlier today, and he told us: "PS Vita has allowed us to do something that myself and [original Oddworld creator] Lorne Lanning have thought about for many years: the ability to play Oddworld titles on the go.

"In a way that allows the player to play the same game as a full console title or as a handheld title. It's also allowed us to improve on the design in terms of being able to affect things directly."

Elaborating on this, he added as an example: "Abe can pickup a fellow Mudokon by simply tapping the screen, and other gesture-based input".

Gilray confirmed that both games will be digital-only releases on Vita and PlayStation 3. Stranger's Wrath and Munch's Oddysee are due on the latter this summer and autumn respectively.

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