HD Version Of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Shoots Things Up After Christmas

Even though it lived under the radar when it first came out, FPS/third-person hybrid Oddworld: Stranger's Wrathmanaged to win a loyal cult following in the years since its 2005 release. So, news of a remastered HD edition was met by joyous surprise by those who loved the Western-inflected shooter from Oddworld Inhabitants.

Stranger's Wrath HD is being handled by Just Add Water and they're showing off the work done so far in a new post on the official PlayStation Blog, accompanied by news that the game's going to be available for download on December 27 for $US14.99.

Along with the redone character work shown above, studio CEO Stewart Gilray details the following sorts of changes:

Characters • All 84 character models have been updated with increased polygon counts and higher resolution textures. • Wolvark Sloghandlers now release Slogs instead of Slegs. • Professor Dimble now has glasses and an academic tome. • New female voices have been recorded for two characters. • Made Blisterz Booty unkillable.

Audio • All game audio (voice, sound effects and music) have been upgraded to 16-bit 44KHz from 8-bit 11KHz or less! • Support for 5.1, Dolby Digitial and DTS.

Display • Everything now runs at 720p, 60 FPS, and in widescreen. • All menus have been updated with a new design based on original unused concepts. • New posters now occupy the inventory menu when no bounty is accepted.

Difficulty • All armour upgrades now actually increase Stranger's health. • Added difficulty levels to the game: Easy, Medium and Hard. • In Easy mode: • Stranger has twice the health • Enemies have half the health and stamina • Enemies' stamina recovers half as fast • In Normal Mode: • Stranger's health and armour for later in the game have been re-balanced. • In Hard mode: • Stranger has a third less health. • Enemies stamina recovers a third quicker.

Unlockables • 37 Trophies: 23 bronze, 8 silver, 5 gold, 1 platinum • 37 pieces of unlockable concept art • Five unlockable movies

That's a lot of elbow grease to go into a game that's more than five years old. We'll get to see how it feels when Stranger's Wrath HD hits PSN in three weeks.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Comes to PSN December 27th [PlayStation Blog]


    I was going to buy the regular version on GOG on the weekend, man I would've been pissed. haha.

      I am a little, though I bought the entire series on Steam for $3.75 a few weeks ago. That's not even a happy meal. Hard to complain.

    Never got to play this on release, but it looks great. I'll be giving this a try for sure

    yeah great! this game was very cool.

    Microsoft, get off your butts and allow this on Xbox.

    Any word on the HD version making it to PC?

      Stuart Gilray has said it would in the past, but I wouldn't be so quick to believe him. He's had some very conflicting views on the PC community in the past.

        Indeed. The PC treatment of the game has been poor to say the least.

      PC version will be updated to the HD release when (or shortly after) it's out.


    So bummed I missed out on this game cause I didnt have an Xbox. Love the oddworld series and never played this one.

    Werent they also rereleasing Oddesy and Exodus in hd?

    AGH! No 360 version? WTF?

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