Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty Lands in 2013
Quirky side-scrolling platformer Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is getting remade in high definition, just don't call it an HD remake. Called Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty, the new game is set to arrive next fall for the PC, PS3, PS Vita, and 360 as a download. The reason Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning isn't adding HD to the title is because New 'N' Tasty is essentially being made from the ground up in 3D. It still handles like a 2D game, just with vastly better visuals and upgraded camera movements. The faster Abe moves in the game, the faster the camera shifts (up to 15 degrees) to give gamers a better view of the world. Other things like flip screen scrolling are removed because the 3D engine doesn't require those.
Development duties are handled by Just Add Water, with between 80-90% of the game's levels and puzzles intact. A few things are changed to be more modern, like anything that relied on a flip screen to reset an enemy, such as a sleeping Slig. Other changes come in the form of gameplay balancing, quick saving, and a modified puzzle system that is more user friendly. As Just Add Water's Stewart Gilray puts it, "The nice thing is we're not reinventing the wheel. We know the wheel. We're just putting better spokes on it."