Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Debut Footage
The word ‘classic’ gets thrown around a lot (especially by me.) A few franchises, however, definitely fall into that category. We’ve got an interview lined up with someone who’s made games that are classics (shameless plug) but until then, feast your eyes on another title from a classic franchise.
Lorne Lanning, the genius behind the Abe franchise, spoke at GDC about Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty; the budget, the price and the future. Today the debut gameplay footage has been released; the perfect re-imagining of the franchise, seemingly remaining true to the series roots while slapping on a modern audiovisual update. Enough babble though, here it is:
Beautiful, though the lack of Abe’s trademark catchphrases is the only downer in this particular video, though I’m sure it’s coming. Oddworld: New ‘n’ tasty should be with us sometime this year and should, if Lanning’s chat is to be believed, cost about $30. Maybe a little too much, but that’ll largely depend on the quality of the title. It might also give me an opportunity to complete the original game for the first time.