A status update on the Oddworld Inhabitants Facebook page, the developers behind Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee, has revealed that the cult classic title will be getting a full reboot.
The full status update reads “Ok so here’s the skinny on “Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee”…We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PS1 title, this is a NEW game. It will be getting it’s first public showing LATER this year, with a release date of NEXT summer (2013).”
The team then went on to further clarify that Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee HD will be a remake of the original PS1 title started from scratch, but using the original as a blueprint.
For those unaware of Abe and his adventures, Abe’s Odyssee follows Abe as he tries to escape from the RuptureFarms meat processing factory on Oddworld when he discovers that his fellow Mudokons are being slaughtered to make the product. Abe must complete a series of puzzles with his abilities, including the power to possess enemies to rescue his brethren and escape.
The developers teased an HD reboot of the title in April this year with three pre-production environment tests, which you can see in the images above.
This is incredible news for fans of the Mudokon and his pals and it’s great to hear that the title is getting a full update to the current gen without the hasty HD upscaling we’ve seen from a lot of HD reboots.