The Oddworld games have had a somewhat odd history themselves with the series never really picking up after the original PS One games. They’ve always been around in a fashion (and sometimes twisted up like Stranger’s Wrath) but they’ve never really had the chance to return to the spotlight.
Oddworld Inhabitants, the developer of the series, will be hoping that the next release is the big comeback that poor Abe has been waiting for.
The developer/publisher has announced that Oddworld: Soulstorm will be releasing on PS5, PS4, and PC via the Epic Games Store this spring, and there’s even a trailer with a splash screen to prove it.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a continuation of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (which was a remake of Abe’s original Odyssey) and it’ll serve as a reimagining of Abe’s Exodus. So it’s original, but not really. It’ll be familiar but new, but also a bit old because that’s where gaming is these days…
Pre-orders are open now on the Epic Games Store but not yet on PlayStation.