That HD Remake Of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Is Sure Looking Sharp

As of this August, we had only seen one screen of the HD remake of cult favourite Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. But Oddworld Inhabitants unveiled pre-alpha footage of the work-in-progress at Eurogamer Expo this weekend.

Along with a look at the game, it was announced that the remake's official name is Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'N' Tasty and that the game will be available on the PS3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox Live Arcade. Man, just looking at the shiny new coat of paint on an old classic is making me nostalgic. And very impatient.

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    This game used to scare the hell out of me when I was 7.

    That said though. I remember it being an interesting platformer and I'd love to play it again.

    Looks like a decent albeit frustrating game.

      It is only frustrating if you're intent on saving all the Mudokans.

        Which is required in order to get the proper ending....

        And am I the only one who thinks this game doesn't need a HD remake, it is perfectly fine with its old quirky graphics.

    Brilliant game is brilliant... will be there Day 1 again!

    The original was one of the most atmospheric platformer games i've ever played, im looking forward to replaying in 3D

    Aww no pc.

      There will be a pc version Kotaku just forgot to wright it down

    That looks great for an alpha build. I think this will definitely be on my to get list.

    I played a little Abe's Exoddus on PSX shortly after the first screen was released just to see how much better it looked - my memory basically said, "that's not THAT much of an improvement ..." because of how cutting-edge the visuals were at the time it came out, and I have a high quality pair of rose-tinted glasses.. Luckily, the PSX version turned out looking like complete arse to the modern eye so I'm keenly awaiting this remake.
    The gameplay still absolutely stands up, and Abe's rigid control and reliance on timing is refreshingly old-school. I can't wait to play this.

      ....and that video looks amazing.

        The PSX version did look like arse compared to the pc version though.

          I never played them on PC - like everything, though, I'm sure it was better.

    I've got the originals on steam and i still fire them up from time to time...love the art style and the different environments.

    Loving the new 3D look.

    new voices? i hope that's just alpha stuff and they make the voices sound more like the original.

    all i remember from that game is "FOLLOW ME" and "I DON'T KNOW" in their weird voices

    I loved this game back in the day. Cool how it can all be done in realtime now.

    Disappointing. They've changed the gameplay or something is going on. That first guard he takes over normally goes nuts and shoots the worker right then and there. If it is purely upgrade in graphics I'm there. I do not want, nor do I think it needs even a single thing changed in terms gameplay and level design.

    Having actually seen the footage, it looks incredible nice, but not sure I like the lack of screens, the screens added to some of the puzzle elements and so some of that might be lost in the new build.

    Wonderful for the alpha. I hope they bring back some of the other voice cues though, such as the angry sneer from hitting a wall, or the "HAAALP" as you possess the sligs.

    I also miss the squeak of the pulley elevator!

    Seems very cool despite the differences to the original. I'm perfectly happy playing what is essentially the same game but for it to feel like a fresh experience. Super keen, day one purchase!

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