Three ODDWORLD Games Are Coming to Switch With STRANGER'S WRATH HD Releasing Jan. 23
Developer Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month — and the remastered version of 2005's classic will only be the first Oddworld title to debut on the system in 2020.
First things first, as Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD will finally be available on a Nintendo console after years of waiting. The now-cancelled Wii U edition of the remaster was announced at E3 2013, with the Switch port making the headlines for the first time in 2018. Stranger's Wrath HD will be available on the eShop on January 23rd for $29,99.
Additionally, two more Oddworld games will be released on Switch this year by Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants.
“We are very happy about this new collaboration with Oddworld Inhabitants regarding the publishing of these three classic titles,” Microids CEO Stephane Longeard explained in a press release. “We are going to help as much as we can to ensure these masterpieces get the spotlight they deserve. These three games will fit quite nicely in our catalog where retro gaming has a prominent place. These games captivated an entire generation of gamers and some Microids employees, formerly working with the GT Interactive team, got to work on the original launch of the first Oddworld games more than 20 years ago,” Longeard concluded.
“Microids champions the Oddworld brand and our goal to create entertainment properties that balance beauty, empathy, creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship," Oddworld Inhabitants Co-Founder Sherry McKenna added. "They understand the classic games and indie space. This partnership is a great fit for us, and we are excited to have them on board as we bring three classic Oddworld games to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.”
While nothing has been officially confrimed just yet, it's safe to say that those two mysterious video games are Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (a full remake of the first title in the series, 1997's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee) and 2001's Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (later ported on PS3 in 2012 and PS Vita in 2014).
As a reminder, the next entry in the Oddworld series, Oddworld: Soulstorm, is still on track for a 2020 release.
You're the Stranger, a mysterious bounty hunter on a mission to bag the ultimate prize. And you need that money like no one else because there is something very wrong with your health and the only way to fix it is a very costly operation. However the nature of your illness remains a secret and as you find out during the game, for a good reason. In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is currently available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC (via Steam and GOG), Android and iOS; coming to Nintendo Switch on January 23, 2020.