Oddworld Inhabitants offer up Christmas treat with HD updates on PS3 and Vita

San Francisco -– December 2012

Available just in time for the holidays, Oddworld Inhabitants releases several games for PlayStation consoles. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for Vita, out in North America on Tuesday 18 December and Europe on Wednesday 19 December, priced at $14.99/€11.99/£9.99. Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD for PlayStation 3 is available 19 December in Europe with North American release TBC, costing $9.99/€8.99/£7.99.

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.

The VITA version is specifically updated to make use of the hardware. The game features rear touch pad and touchscreen interaction along with all the HD improvements from the PC and PS3 version.

In Munch’s Oddysee, players guide legendary Oddworld hero Abe, and his aquatic Gabbit partner Munch, using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback as they reclaim the last Gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of Gabbiar. The game features unlockable concept art, new audio and art assets along with an improved control system designed for the PS3.Stewart Gilray, CEO of Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd (JAW) says: “Continuing our campaign to update the classic Oddworld titles, we are excited to give new and old fans on Playstation the chance to play Munch and Stranger”.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is available now for PlayStation Vita for $14.99/€11.99/£9.99. Munch’s Oddysee HD will be available on PlayStation 3 for $9.99/€8.99/£7.99. For more information or to download press assets, please visit www.oddworld.com.

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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