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Oddworld: New n’ Tasty will be priced at $30; Exoddus remake based on sales

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Oddworld: New n’ Tasty is a from the ground up re-imagining of the original PS One classic, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. Developer Just Add Water has a good history with remakes of the original Oddworld titles, as the original Stranger’s Wrath Xbox release has been released on several new platforms. The focus of New n’ Tasty was to completely redesign Abe’s Oddysee from a standard 2D puzzle platformer to a fully 3D game on a 2.5D plane. According to recent interview with Eurogamer, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning says the New n’ Tasty remake only needs to sell about 250k copies for the next game in the series, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus to receive the same treatment.

This is great news for fans, but perhaps even better news is that despite all the work that has gone into recreating all the models and environments of the game, Just Add Water is only attaching a $30 price tag to the full game. Fans of the original would have had to play it on PS One or snagged an ultra rare PC copy when it was new, so the fact that Just Add Water is focusing on Sony consoles first is not surprising. They are targeting PC and Wii U release after the initial exclusivity period. Lanning also seems confident in his product, as he said the following in the interview:

“This game will play better, look better, and you’ll have more fun with for more hours of play than games you’re paying $60 for. That’s a promise. And I can say that with absolute confidence. If this had a publisher, the price would be higher and they’d be calling in triple A.”

Will you be picking up Oddworld: New n’ Tasty when it’s released for the Wii U some time this year?

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  • ActivesiN

    great price point, ill be picking this up when it comes to Wii U

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I am really looking at picking this up for Wii U. I really like how this game centers around socioeconomic issues and how it portrays them. The price tag makes me wonder if this will be a digital or physical release.

    • palomino blue

      Physical, please!

    • Justin Carlson

      My guess is digital because they imply that they don’t have a publisher.

  • http://Johnaguilera.prosite.com/ John Aguilera

    I’ll most likely pick it up. I want to support the developers and plus I need a new game.

  • David Trail

    With the limited amount of content in big budget games such as Infamous Second Son and Titanfall. I think this is a bargain. I will definitely be buying it!

    • David Troll

      Infamous Second Son/Titanfall > budget games lmao!

      • http://valid.at val berger

        David Trail = David Troll, yawn.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I think so too. Just by chance it isn’t, he sure has his personality down well.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Yeah, I will pick it up. Its pure Playstation quality :)

    • David Trail

      It’s a multiplat.

      Pikmin 3 88% > Infamous Second Son only 80%

      That is Playstation quality ; )

      • thedeciderU

        hahaha

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Thanks. Ill pick it up for my Playstation instead then.

        • David Trail

          Well you need to the Playstation exclusives aren’t much cop!

          • http://valid.at val berger

            You surely showed him!

          • David Trail

            Thanks he is an idiot. The Playstation exclusives have been nothing. Wii U has the good exclusives. He needs this for PS4 otherwise he is stuck with Knack, Killzone or Infamous SS!

          • http://valid.at val berger

            Yeah! Too bad we are living in modern times nowadays, otherwise I’d have pledged to stone this inhuman …THING. When they are done with hunting down Edward Snowden, they should take out Magnus next.

          • David Trail

            I want to get a bazooka and aim it at his he’d and see his head explode into the sky…

            Then I will say astalavista baby!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hastalavista is written with an H, but its not pronounced when in oral performation. Hyou hidiot! :)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I feel sorry for you. Coming on a Nintendo site to troll Playstation. You have misunderstood the whole concept of trolling. How sad…

          • Arthur Jarret

            Just calm down and draw another horse, man.
            Although your last one scared me half to death… though my ex was pregnant and coming for alimony through my gamepad!

            (she’s done weirder stuff, believe me)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think Davey boy understands sarcasm.

          • http://valid.at val berger

            nor human rights ;D

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Haha. Too true. ;P

          • Vriska Serket

            There are a lot of things he doesn’t understand.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I don’t think Davey boy understands.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Indeed. Kinda how opinions are subjective and not objective. Davey boy has a hard time comprehending that. ;P

      • David Troll

        Playstation Quality > Nintendo Quality lmao!

        • David Trail

          Infamous Second Son only 80%

          Good attempt though!

          • Arthur Jarret

            Let’s go and look up Uncharted’s, Ni no kuni (ps-exclusive) and the last of us’ scores and compare it to Game & Wario, New super mario U and Zombi U.

            People should stop cherry-picking examples to prove a point to random strangers online… speaking of which, erm… bye!

          • LordiMcKill

            All you have to do is compare Playstation All-Star’s and LBP Karting to Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart to see the difference between premium quality gaming and cloned garbaged.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Good job, you’ve convinced me by those two examples. I will now sell my PS3 with 200 games so I can afford the masterpieces Wii music, Wii play, Brain training and Steel diver. :p

            p.s. I’m just kidding – I already own wii music, wii play, wii chess and even Pokemon channel… I only really regret playing the last one

          • Vriska Serket

            Hey, wii music was an incredi8ly deep game, a unique experience, suited for adults, for it required mastery of 8oth skill and musical instruments ::::P

          • Arthur Jarret

            I waved my arms like an idiot and sound came out. (it sounded a LOT better than my various attempts to play actual musical instruments)

          • matt

            Well said Lordi,you just cant compare Unchartered,Modnation,all stars,to Mariokart8,Smash bros 4,and Zelda……Nintendo’s quality is so far ahead of the competition it’s a joke,i have no intentions of getting a ps3 plus as thats all ps4 is it should be called ps3.5 or ps3+ its just more of the same with worse video streaming then ps3 and a controller that falls apart ???? give it till 2015 for people to give up on ps4 and xbox1 is already dead……

          • Vriska Serket

            I must say that the PS3 had great exclusives, especially when looking back on its entice lifespan; may8e something that no other console could ever match. The PS4, however, is a different story. Entirely. The exact opposite.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Not quite. The PS3 had a terrible start, with ridge racer 7, Genji: days of the blade and the delayed and ultimately too shallow & short heavenly sword (great story, though). The good exclusives came later.

            Disregarding that, there’s all the announced games that may not all be exclusive – but are not coming to Wii U. FFXV, Kingdom hearts 3, Metal gear solid 5, Driveclub, Uncharted 4, Batman: Arkham knight, Valiant hearts – to name a few.

            I’m a very happy Wii U owner – especially since March 2013 (MH3U!), but I still plan to get a PS4

          • David Trail

            Mario Galaxy 97% > ps3 exclusives

            Wii U is compared to ps4

          • Arthur Jarret

            Why are you providing a cherry-picked example to compare game libraries as a reply to my general complaint that people shouldn’t use cherry picked examples to compare game libraries?

          • David Troll

            DKC TF only 82% lmao!

            Sony > Nintendo LMAO!

          • matthew garcia

            Infamous sure is selling alot right now. Number 1 selling game right now and increased ps4 consoles in UK by 106%. Wii u can’t hardly squeeze a game in the top 10 yet alone get number 1 and move consoles like infamous lol

          • David Trail

            Ps4 fans love mediocrity… What can I do???

          • matthew garcia

            Lol don’t be jealous games can’t move wii u consoles

      • matt

        Very true second son just got major advertising its an average game if reviews are to be believed….Nintendo own Metacritic in reviews by very far……..they should get the world familiar with Metacritic as it will make Nintendo look best.

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/wii-u?sort=desc

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4?sort=desc&view=condensed

        http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/xboxone?sort=desc&view=condensed

        Don’t ask me how Rayman xbox one is 93 it must of had very few reviews otherwise it would be alot less as wiiu version is the best version and the gamers reviews say that.

  • steveb944

    Heck yeah I’ll be buying. I was convinced since I saw a video of it. I’m in need of some games as there’s obviously a drought this year

  • jrob23

    good price

  • darkcreap

    People who played the Oddworld games. Do you recommend it? I usually like platformers: Mario 2D, Mario 3D, Rayman Legends, Donkey Kong Country (back in SNES days, Wii, WiiU), Cloudberry Kingdom, etc.

    • Blue Hernandez

      You could always try your skill in Sonic Lost World. That was a seriously tough game, but the gratification of beating it is amazing!

      • darkcreap

        Ummm, I have tried Sonic games several times, but they weren’t my cup of tea. I actually tried the demo and the impression was more or less the same. I will try again, though. Maybe I could give it a better opportunity.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      If you’re looking for a hard platformer, this game will definitely scratch that itch. I had the entire original series on PS One before they switched to Xbox and enjoyed them.

      Some of the puzzles at the end are pretty devious.

      • darkcreap

        Thanks for the recommendation!!!

    • MerryBlind .

      Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is THE hardest platformer on Wii U so far.

      Sonic Lost World is a bit harder than Mario.

      New Super Luigi U is supposedly more difficult than Mario U, but I haven’t played it yet.

      Otherwise, Super Meat Boy (PC, 360, maybe PS3) is very hard challenging too!

      • Charlieblizz

        Luigi U is definitely more challenging than Mario U. If you play it, don’t expect Mario U just with Luigi, though. Everything will be familiar, but tweaked, more of a series of speed runs than anything.

      • darkcreap

        I played Luigi U and I can confirm it is harder. I also like it better because I love to rush in platformers. The hardest level, though, is not the last one. For me the hardest level is the penultimate castle. It is a run-for-your life scenario in which some of the jumps have to be pretty precise. I had to retry it many times…

      • David Trail

        New Luigi Bros U is the hardest game on Wii U an there are a lot of challenging games!

        • darkcreap

          Harder than DK? You sure?

          • David Trail

            Yes

          • darkcreap

            I am only at the end of world two of DK. I will have to check it…

            EDIT: Luigi U was good challenge, but I expect more from DK.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Disagree. I flew through Luigi U 100%-ing without effort but DK’s K-levels give me more trouble.Neither beats champion road in 3D world, though

    • David Trail

      Yes, it will be another great plat former on Wii U!

    • Arthur Jarret

      It’s very hard – but do know this (which is not mentioned on the comments): It’s more of a puzzle platformer than an actual skill based platformers. Abe controls similar as the prince in the original prince of persia and most puzzles involve using the speech system to get the mudokans to the exit.

      So it’s not really comparable to Mario, Rayman or DKC – it’s quite a different beast.

    • Andy Cadle

      Loved Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey on the PS1 back in the day. Its not a conventional platform game in the style of any of the Mario/DKC games at all, its more of a puzzle platformer. You have unlimited lives, and dependent on how many slaves you save during the game you get different endings. Had never played a game like it before when it was released, and think it still stands out today as being unique.

  • thedeciderU

    i own and have played the original on PS, and it’s a fantastic game, but $30? I’ll just play my old one if I want it since it’s pretty much the same game. I wish the developers luck on this one. I bet they will hit their sales, but $20 seems more appropriate knowing what i know so far.

  • Charlieblizz

    I think I will. I don’t have copies of the old Oddworld games any more, and if buying this, Stranger’s Wrath, and hopefully Exodus means I get a brand new Oddworld game in the future…yeah, I like supporting that.

  • http://valid.at val berger

    count me in, partypeople.

  • NyallJodhan

    Never heard of Oddworld before this, I must admit. And it looks great! Definitely picking this up. By the way, I’m thinking of picking up Unepic and Pure Chess tonight. Currently enjoying Castle Storm though. That is one heck of a beautiful game.

    • Arthur Jarret

      Unepic is pretty good, nice story and humor – I got bored of the environments though… but I get that in real life too. Pure chess has weird and slow online. Looks and plays great, though – but don’t expect to play live chess matches online.

      • NyallJodhan

        That’s not a bad setup actually, for those of us that don’t have the time to sit and play a full game at a go. Would be nice to be able to play live matches too. Chess is, after all, a slow paced game.

        • Arthur Jarret

          Yeah, I would’ve really liked both. For chess, it’s a shame as many tend to forget the game mid-way when you have to wait 2 days for your opponent to make a move. It’s nice that you can have 8 games going on at once, though.

          There’s local multiplayer too – but for local multiplayer chess I tend to leave my Wii U and energy-draining display off :P

          • NyallJodhan

            LOL. I know what you mean. Nothing beats the real pieces. But I haven’t gotten a set in a while, so Pure Chess will work for now.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    I wanted to pick it up, and for that price, there is no doubt at all for me to pick it up, really want to play it. I only played a demo but never got the money back then to buy it for multiple reason (to many other games i.e.) Now I get a second chance, thank you just add water, I’m pleased to say “Day One for me!”

  • Arthur Jarret

    I got both PS1 originals as well as the two HD remade Xbox games on PS3. I’m buying this only to support the creation of a brand new title.

    The platform depends on the graphical differences.
    On a huge screen the difference between 720 and 1080p really shows – only a small difference in effects, though – and I choose Wii U (if only for having the only controller right now that’s comfortable enough for an adult male to hold for extended periods of time) Else, it’ll have to wait until the PS4 can be found on store shelves.

  • LordiMcKill

    I thought the Wii U was supposed to be getting a port of Stranger’s Wrath HD as well?

  • Shchlong

    Is it getting a disc release or just some crummy download?

  • Fuzunga

    I’ll probably pick it up for PS4. It just feels right on PlayStation, you know? But it’s nice everyone gets to play it! Well, except for Xbox players. Sorry guys!

  • Andy Cadle

    Hell, think reading this is making me want to hook up my PS1 and stick Abe’s Odyssey on. Awesome game…

  • Chris

    I never played the original, but I would like to try this one, and the price tag is perfect for me to do that. If only other developers would cut their price tag they might sell more games.

  • Chris

    For the $30.00 price tag I will pick up this game. Well thats if they release it in stores and not just in download form.

  • gamingpalooza

    i’ll definitely buy wii u version