Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants will release action puzzle platformer Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! for Switch both physically and digitally in October, the companies announced.
The physical standard and limited editions are availalbe for pre-order at retailers today. The latter includes a copy of the game, a key chain, stickers, and an exclusive box with lenticular.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! first launched for PlayStation 4 in July 2014, followed by PC, Mac, and Linux in February 2015, Xbox One in March 2015, PlayStation 3 in April 2015, PS Vita in January 2016, Wii U in February 2016, and iOS and Android in December 2017.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Back to Oddworld
Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy guards as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted, built from the ground-up and totally recooked take on the classic adventure Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.
Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld’s biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss’s secret plan to turn the factory’s slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders, but simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee—for many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his destiny.
Built from scratch from the ground up, enjoy new breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New ‘n’ Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.
Amazing New Graphics
With art direction from series creator Lorne Lanning, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! offers a view into Oddworld with fidelity never seen before. Fluid animation, new free-moving cameras and high resolution (up to 4K) visuals make RuptureFarms and the surrounding areas look incredible, creating the Oddworld that Lanning always wanted to see.
Analog controls offer more subtle control over Abe, and new tricks like free aiming, the ability to drop grenades behind you and also sneak whilst crouching open up new avenues for stealthy tactics and inventive speed-running. Optional ‘Old School’ controls bring back hopping and digital movement too, so the Oddysee purists can get started with some familiarity.
Brand New Areas, Brand New Secrets
From the murky grime of RuptureFarms to the expansive native lands of the Monsaic Lines, through to the vast temples of Scrabania and Paramonia, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! boasts new areas, subtle gameplay changes and a few surprises. Fans will recognize the huge meat grinders, Scrab holding pens and cavernous caves, but there’s more than enough that’s new here to keep you on your toes.
Watch the Switch version announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.