Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:06pm 24/01/20 | 0 Comments
Nintendo's console has become one of the go-to platforms of choice for indie and re-releases of late, and now we can add 2005's excellent Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath to the list of games we totally want to play whilst on the go.
The Switch port offers up new pristine 1080p HD visuals, a rock solid 60fps frame-rate and reworked audio. Here's the launch trailer.
Stranger is a mysterious bounty hunter in poor health who refuses to use guns. Needing an exorbitant amount of Moolah to buy the lifesaving surgery he desperately needs, Stranger decides to help the local town folk capture wanted outlaws and scoundrels before accepting the ultimate bounty. Rather than traditional shooters with bullets and bombs, Stranger takes a more organic approach to ammunition, using various critters (Live Ammo) to launch at enemies from his crossbow.
As you can see it retains the strange and wonderful aesthetic of the Oddworld series, except this time filtered through the lens of a Western and first-person shooter with combat, puzzles, and exploration. Having not played the game for well over a decade - one could say 15 years - it'll be interesting to see how well it holds up in the year 2020.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is available now via the Nintendo eShop, with publishers Microids and Koch Media planning to release a limited boxed retail version later in the year.