Fans of the Oddworld series have been waiting patiently over the past few months for new info regarding the upcoming HD remake of the PSOne classic Abe’s Oddysee. Their pertinence has paid off, as Oddworld founder Lorne Lanning and Just Add Water's Stewart Gilray took to the stage at the Eurogamer Expo and revealed the very first piece of gameplay footage of this HD remake now dubbed Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty!
While other HD remakes are merely the same old game with a new-age graphical facelift, New N’ Tasty is a true blue remake in the sense that is being built from the ground up! Although it should be said that 80-90 percent of the gameplay will be the same but there will be plenty of subtle differences made in terms of its mechanics.
Gilray provided this example:
"In the original game, the fifth screen into it, there was a sleeping Slig. When you walked into the screen he woke up. To reset it you just walked off screen and came back on screen again creeping. We don't have flip screens any more, so we've made it so he times out. Say he walks around for 10 seconds and you haven't moved he won't have heard anything and will go back to sleep again.
"It's little things like that. We've not changed it. We've just modernised it because it's not a flip screen game any more."
He also notes that there will be quick saves and the puzzles will be slightly modified to make them “friendlier for gamers.”
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty will launch sometime in the fall of 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and PS Vita.
If the above video wasn’t enough, here’s a few screenshots:
What do you think Oddworld fans? Does New N’ Tasty look like it’ll satisfy your appetite?