Great news for all fans of the cute ‘Abe’ character as Oddworld Inhabitants will develop a reboot of its first, PS1 game. The company – that was responsible behind both Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD – has just revealed that they will create a reboot for this PS1 classic platform game and that more details will be unveiled at a later date.
Oddworld Inhabitants was planning to create a HD version of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. However, the team decided to scrap those plans, obviously because they didn’t have access to the game’s original assets. Therefore, instead of a HD version, Oddworld Inhabitants will create a reboot that is currently planned for a Summer 2013 release.
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is a multi-award–winning platform video game developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and published by GT Interactive. It was released in 1997 for the PlayStation video game console, DOS and Microsoft Windows in North America, Australia and Europe.
The game centers on the titular Abe, a Mudokon slave working at the RuptureFarms meat processing factory on Oddworld. When he discovers that he and his fellow Mudokons are to be slaughtered and processed into the corporation’s new product line-up he decides to escape and liberate as many enslaved Mudokons as he can along the way. The player assumes the role of Abe as he attempts escape from the factory in a perilous quest to emancipate his downtrodden people.
Enjoy the intro from the PS1 version and stay tuned for more!
Oddworld Abe's Oddysee intro - Playstation Store