Oddworld Inhabitants today announced the sequel to Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Oddworld: Soulstorm. Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from Abe’s genesis and directly follows on from the overthrow of RuptureFarms and the liberation of his blighted workmates.
“Having defeated Molluck The Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, Abe soon finds himself – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons – without food, water or a place to call home. Stranded alone in the desert, they find solace in a strange new brew – a delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom.”
Series creator, Lorne Lanning, said:
“There was a deeper, darker, and more sinister story that we never got to tell,” explains . “Soulstorm gives us the opportunity to flesh out more meat on the bones of an original spine, but re-tell the fable from a very different angle.
Abe has a long way to go and plenty more adversity ahead. Soulstorm is going to be a much heavier trip for him.”
Oddworld: Soulstorm will continue to chew up the themes of environmentalism, capitalism, consumerism and addiction that critics and fans found so engaging in release of Oddworld’s last pensive platformer, New ’n’ Tasty.
Executive producer Bennie Terry added:
“We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got planned for Soulstorm. We think Oddworld fans are really going to dig what we’re brewing, and we’ve got some great surprises in store this time around we don’t think anybody’s going to predict. I’ve been tasting it, and it’s definitely got twice the twisted flavor.”
Oddworld: Soulstorm is slated for release in the latter half of 2017.