Just Add Water has been working on a high definition remake of Abe’s Oddysee since the release of Stranger’s Wrath HD. The game was assumed to be nothing more than a mere spit and polish of the original PlayStation classic. However, that is not the case anymore, it seems.
According to Oddworld Inhabitant’s Facebook page, the creators of the original title, the game will be re-made “from scratch using the original as a blueprint.” Meaning, this will be a completely different game that uses the original as a stencil. Details regarding Abe’s Oddysee’s revamp are yet to be disclosed, though Oddworld Inhabitants went on the record to state that the game will get it’s first public showing later this year, and that the game is set to release in the summer of 2013.
Whether or not this remake will retain the original’s 2D side-scrolling gameplay is beyond us. Though I’m personally excited to see what Just Add Water has in store for fans of the original title. We’ll just have to wait and see!