Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is out next week (again)

The Oddworld Inhabitants really need to sort their naming conventions out as Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD will launch on PlayStation & Xbox Platforms on February 11th 2022. It will run at 4K and 60 fps and shouldn’t be confused with Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for Switch which only does 1080p docked and 780p handheld. Nor should it be confused with 2012’s Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for PS3 and Xbox One which ran at 1080p, or indeed Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for PS Vita which managed 554p.

Oddworld Strangers Wrath HD

It’s seventeen years since the game first launched and we’ve reviewed various versions of the title and those reviews are a bit of eye opener as it shows just how the market is evolved. Here’s what Dan had to say in our 2012 review:

There’s no doubt about it, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is punching well above its £9.99 price bracket. The production values coupled with over ten hours of quality gameplay mean the game would easily be worth £40 if stuck on the shelf of your local retailer.

Forty quid for a ten hour game? Those were the days. That version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD scored an excellent 9/10. Dan had a look at the PS Vita version of the title a few months later and had this to say:

So – is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on the Vita worth your hard-earned £9.99? If you haven’t played the PS3 version then the answer is “absolutely”. All of the praise I lavished upon the game back in 2011 still holds true today. The story is interesting, the world is brilliant, the gameplay refreshing and the Live Ammo system is still a joy to use. £9.99 for a 10-12 hour game of this calibre is an absolute steal, and Vita owners should lap this up.

A bargain! £9.99 for 12 hours of playtime! Is this where I point out that the press release for the new version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD states the price is $19.99?

Source: Press release

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