Oddworld: Soulstorm Announced, May Not Be A Remake

Oddworld Soulstorm

Oddworld Inhabitants have revealed Oddworld: Soulstorm [official site], a new Oddworld series entry and follow-up to last year’s New ‘N’ Tasty. It’s due for release in 2017, where we’ll see “Abe as you’ve never seen him before,” so says the game’s website. Which makes me picture the Mudokon slave worker with his napkin tucked into his shirt, all prim and proper and, you know, not burping and farting.

Given that Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty is a remake of the 1997 original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssey, one might wonder if Soulstorm is a reinterpretation of the second game in the series, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus. There’s no official mention of that for now, however here’s the story synopsis as per Oddworld Inhabitants:

“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.”

If you’ve ever played Exoddus, I’m sure all of that sounds pretty familiar. Furthermore, alongside the announcement series creator Lorne Lanning also explained that there were parts of the story he and the Oddworld team “never got to tell”, and that Soulstorm gives them “the opportunity to flesh out more meat on the bones of an original spine, but re-tell the fable from a very different angle.” Make of that what you will.

Sadly, the announcement came with neither screenshots nor a trailer, however Oddworld Inhabitants plan to reveal more of Abe’s latest character design in concert with the number of followers Soulstorm’s official social media accounts accrue.

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  1. SMGreer says:


    I’m always happy to see new Oddworld stuff, it’s a sorely neglected property but I’d also kind of just prefer a re-make of Exoddus akin to what they did with Oddysee.

    Will keep an eye on this for sure.

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      Vandelay says:

      I heard bad things about New ‘N’ Tasty. Something to do with it no longer separating scenes, so you could end up destroying your timing on certain puzzles to come a few minutes later without knowing it.

      I loved the Oldworld games as a kid and be excited to see more. Remakes? Still have the originals and remember them still working the last time I tried, so would rather see something fresh.

      • SMGreer says:

        The only issue with the originals is simply how out-dated the resolution is. Not killer by any means but difficult to find new fans. They still play absolutely great.

        As for New’N’Tasty itself, it was a really fantastic overhaul. Some things were lost in translation for sure, though I can’t recall any issues like the one you mentioned and some aspects of the game visibly improved.

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  3. Jay Load says:

    Sounds like Exxodus Plus? Bits of Exxodus remixed with new material that didn’t make the brief last time?