Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Port Now Complete, Release Date Incoming
Developer Just Add Water has announced that the PlayStation HD port of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is now complete.
While the game is confirmed to be complete, Just Add Water has yet to provide gamers with a firm release date. They do, however, provide a list of improvements that have been made from the original Xbox version that launched some six years ago:
- All 84 character models have been updated with increased polygon counts and higher resolution textures. This includes all three variations of Live Ammo: Those in the environment, those on the Crossbow and those in the General Store.
- Wolvark Sloghandlers now release Slogs instead of Slegs.
- Professor Dimble now has glasses and an academic tome.
- Jo’ Mamma has a deeper voice.
- All environments have been given higher resolution textures.
- Most vegetation has been updated with increased polygon counts and/or higher resolution textures.
- A lot of environment is now reflected in water where it didn’t before.
- Pipes and barrels rounded.
- Added Blisterz Booty’s broken crud gun to the floor by his bola’d body, as it is in the opening CG Cinematic.
- Sekto’s Office has been changed to more closely resemble than seen in the CG Cinematic.
- All game audio (voice, sound effects and music) have been upgraded to 16-bit 44KHz from 8-bit 11KHz or less!
- Support for 5.1, Dolby Digital and DTS.
- New female voices have been recorded for two characters.
- Everything now runs at 720p, 60 FPS, widescreen.
- All UI menus have been updated with a new design based on original unused concepts.
- Textures added to stamina and bounty bars.
- Save game GUIs replaced with standard PlayStation 3 interface.
- New posters now occupy the inventory menu when no bounty is accepted.
- MLAA – Full screen PS3 only anti-aliasing.
- All armour upgrades now actually increase Stranger’s health.
- Added difficulty levels to the game: Easy, Medium and Hard.
- In easy mode: Stranger has twice the health; Enemies have half the health and stamina; Enemies’ stamina recovers half as fast.
- In hard mode: Stranger has a third less health; Enemies take a bit more to kill.
- 37 trophies: 23 bronze, 8 silver, 5 gold, 1 platinum. 18 of these are brand new, not in the PC port.
- Unlockable concept art and movie extras for completing each region of the game.