Massive HD overhaul for Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath on PC

San Francisco -– September 2012

The critically acclaimed Oddworld title, Stranger’s Wrath, received a massive ‘high definition’ overhaul on the PC today. The re-released game is available for download on STEAM for PC as well as other content platforms, costing $9.99. Introducing this new remastered version of the game to Valve’s Steam platform is a special two day sale offer of 30% off, starting today. Current owners of Stranger’s Wrath for PC receive an update to the HD version for free.

Tons of updates for the PC version include the following:

  • Added 12 brand new Steam achievements.
  • Concept art and movie extras for completing each region of the game.
  • Support for new languages added.
  • Improved controls especially for PC.
  • All 84 character models have been updated with increased polygon counts and higher resolution textures.
  • Added difficulty levels to the game.
  • All environments have been given higher resolution textures.
  • Added Easter eggs to the game.
  • French and German audio has been added.
  • Full text translations for French, German, Italian and Spanish.
 

Stranger’s Wrath follows the story of Stranger, a fearsome bounty hunter that captures outlaws to raise “moolah” for a mysterious surgical procedure. After encountering the backwater town of the Grubbs, Stranger discovers that there are a few too many secrets about the past and his future as a bounty hunter.

Just Add Water and Lorne Lanning worked hard to make the most of what the PC platform has to offer:

“We are proud to give PC fans the game they deserve. Better, faster and bigger Oddworld in HD!” said Stewart Gilray, CEO of Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd (JAW).

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is available now for PC for $9.99. For more information or to download press assets, please visit www.oddworld.com.

About Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for PlayStation®3 , 2011

Released in December 2011, this high-definition remake of the fourth game from Oddworld Inhabitants was globally well received, achieving a Metacritic rating of 82%. Stranger’s Wrath, tells the tale of a bounty hunter who, while hunting down criminals, attempts to conceal a secret that, if revealed, could endanger his life. The first full-on action title in the series, mixing third and first person-shooter gameplay, the game was set in the Wild West of Oddworld, far from the industrial lands that housed Abe and Munch’s tales. The game adapted Oddworld’s unique Gamespeak feature, using it more as a soft hint system to give the player subtle clues while preserving the hardcore gaming integrity. The game also debuted a ‘live ammo’ concept where the ammunition was made of living creatures, which the player had to capture in order to use.

About Oddworld Inhabitants

Formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants is dedicated to creating the next generation of interactive entertainment.

Beginning with its debut products, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee® and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus®, Oddworld mixed a potent brew of Hollywood artistry with rock solid gameplay to produce experiences rich in emotionality, empathy and entertainment value. Combined sales of the company’s first products are in excess of three million units and climbing. Both games have been a hit with established gamers and non-gamers alike: 18% of Europeans who purchased Abe’s Exoddus were women.

Through Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee, Stranger’s Wrath and the games yet to follow, Oddworld is introducing a collection of characters set in a common universe, sharing the highest standards of creativity, quality and unforgettable personality. More than actors in a play, the inhabitants of Oddworld are A.L.I.V.E.: Aware Lifeforms In Virtual Entertainment® with their own physical needs, emotional quirks and unforgettable personalities.

Our mission is simple: for Oddworld’s Inhabitants to live in every home.

About Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd.

JAW was founded in 2006 by British career developer Stewart Gilray. The studio worked as a sub-contractor for five games before moving onto its first unique project, Sony-published retro shooter Gravity Crash, in 2008. PS3 and PSP versions released in 2009.

JAW went on to sign a far-reaching contract with Lorne Lanning's Oddworld Inhabitants to develop properties in the Oddworld franchise, a move Gilray describes as a "turning point". Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, a remake of the 2005 original, released in 2011 for PC and PS3. A Vita version is in development.

Future announced Oddworld projects include Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD, Oddworld: Abe HD and Oddworld: Hand of Odd.

JAW employs twelve staff members and is based in Otley, West Yorkshire.

 


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