In the world of Video Games, some of the biggest news in recent years has revolved around the return of Lorne Lanning.
Why is this such a huge deal?
From 1997 to 2005, Lorne Lanning’s studio, Oddworld Inhabitants, produced some of the best game play and innovation we have seen thus far. From Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee to Stranger’s Wrath (one of the best games released on the Xbox, ever), the story-telling style and game mechanics have influenced many of the titles we play today.
Lorne Lanning partnered with Just Add Water in 2010 to splash the original games with a new coat of paint and to, hopefully, move forward with new games in the future.
Just Add Water has been working diligently, beginning with the remaster of Stranger’s Wrath for platforms in 2011 and mobile devices in 2014, then moving to Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee in 2012, both ports/remasters seamlessly done, and is now bringing it all back to the beginning with a completely remastered Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.
So remastered, it has a band new title: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.
The biggest change has been moving from the original 2D to a 3D environment made possible by the hardware and software developments in the last decade. Fans of the original game will be able to experience nostalgia while simultaneously exploring this expanded vision with a whole crop of new players.
If you are in doubt, Just Add Water has produced a few side-by-side comparison videos of actual gameplay.
This year at the 2014 E3, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty will be fully playable so, if you are there, find them and put it to the test,
Then tell everyone you know how awesome it is,
Because, if Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty sells 500,000 copies, Lorne Lanning and Just Add Water will be able to produce A BRAND NEW GAME!
And, trust me, we all want to see that.
You may have noticed the killer song used in the trailer. It is “Born to love you” by Elodie Adams.
Check out the full version direct from her YouTube channel right here.
And share it with all your friends as well.