Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Discounted for PlayStation®Plus Subscribers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  

 LOS ANGELES - Jan. 17, 2011 - Gamers looking to save a little "moolah" are in luck, as Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is discounted 30-percent for PlayStation®Plus subscribers on the PlayStation®Network in North America from Tuesday, Jan. 17 to Tuesday, Jan. 31, and in Europe from Wednesday, Jan. 18 to Wednesday, Feb. 1. The HD version of Stranger's Wrath was developed by Just Add Water, makers of the hit retro arcade game Gravity Crash, in collaboration with Lorne Lanning, the original creator of the Oddworld franchise.  

  

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.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is available now for the PlayStation®3, regularly priced at $14.99. For more information or to download press assets, please visit http://www.oddworld.com.

 

About the original Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, 2005 - The fourth game from Oddworld Inhabitants, is also considered by many as one of the best Xbox games of all time. 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 3 rd and 1 st 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 hard-core 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. The game was globally well received, achieving a Metacritic rating of 88%.

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

Based in West Yorkshire countryside, Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd. is a collective of veteran game developers specializing in download-only games, since 2006. With over 100 years' collective game development experience spread among the core team, JAW's key personnel have worked on over 50 game titles over the past 20 years including:

Power Monger, Pinball Fantasies, Spec Ops: Ranger Elite, Soldier of Fortune, Dune 2000, and Gravity Crash to name but a few.

Stewart Gilray heads the company, having worked in the business since the 1980s. Stewart's drive for creating JAW was and still is to facilitate building the games he and his team want to play. Recently JAW became the exclusive developers for titles based upon the Oddworld bran

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