Oddworld: Soulstorm Gets Its First Teaser Trailer

Abe returns to fight the Glukkons once again in this expanded recreation of Abe's Exodus.
Abe is back, and this time in higher graphical fidelity.
Abe is back, and this time in higher graphical fidelity. Oddworld Inhabitants

Abe is back, although for a second remastering instead of a new title.

Developer Oddworld Inhabitants released the first teaser trailer for an expanded recreation of Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus entitled Oddworld: Soulstorm. Originally released back in 1998 for the PlayStation and Windows PC, Abe’s Exodus was the first spinoff of the Oddworld series that originally debuted back in 1997 for the same platforms. The series takes place on a planet called Oddworld, which exists in another dimension. It’s filled with, well, oddities of every kind, including the series’ protagonist Abe, who is a member of the Mudokon species. Abe, along with his Mudokon brethren, are slaves to the Glukkons, who enslave them in order to power their industrial machine of turning the other inhabitants of Oddworld into processed food.

You can see the updated graphics and overhauled gameplay of Oddworld: Soulstorm below, in its first ever cinematic gameplay trailer.

It’s clear that Oddworld Inhabitants spared no expense in making this remaster. The studio is well-known for actually doing things their own way without the help of major publishers, even at the cost of longer wait times between titles. That said, it’s great to see that they’re back now, along with creator of the Oddworld series, Lorne Lanning as well.

I never really got to play Abe’s Exodus back then, although I did play the first one, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, as well as the surprisingly well-made Stranger’s Wrath. That said, Oddworld: Soulstorm looks to be a proper remastered version of the original, with certain additions that Inhabitants said would make the game so much better. For one, Oddworld: Soulstorm is not just a remastering, but an expanded recreation. This means there will be many differences between it and the original Abe’s Exodus.

The Quarma system, which debuted in the third game in the series Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, will be featured in the game, which then opens up the paths to multiple endings. Oddworld: Soulstorm itself will be a direct sequel to Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, itself a remastered version of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, the first game in the series.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is expecting its release on consoles and the PC sometime in 2020.

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