Today Oddworld Inhabitants have announced a brand new Oddworld title under the name of Oddworld: Soulstorm which is set to arrive in late 2017. But what is it, exactly?
A handful of the game’s story details have been revealed via the official website, which launched today. Soulstorm will be a follow-up to the recently released Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, which itself was a reimagining of the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee game from the PS One.
According to a short synopsis on the website, Soulstorm will be:
[su_quote style=”default”]A fresh narrative – a complete story retake inspired by our original tale. A big visual and cinematic leap aiming to break new ground for Oddworld. Intelligent new mechanics, twisted new devices enabling highly explosive deviousness. A dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits.
Sounds a lot to me like a remake of Oddworld: Exoddus.
“There was a deeper, darker, and more sinister story that we never got to tell,” series creator Lorne Lanning said, “Soulstorm gives us the opportunity to flesh out more meat on the bones of an original spine, but re-tell the fable from a very different angle.”
There’s also a brief description of the game’s story, which fans of the Oddworld games will feel sound quite familiar:
Having defeated Molluck The Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, Abe soon finds himself – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons – 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.
There’s currently no screenshots or trailers to go by, but the website itself has a number of static-infused images which are enough to whet your appetite.