We’ll soon be able to experience more Oddworld on the go with the Nintendo Switch! In the words of Abe “follow me,” and keep reading to learn more, here with Cinelinx!
If you’ve been keeping up with Oddworld as much as this crazed inhabitant has, you’ll know that Oddworld is no stranger to porting their classic collection of games to other systems. In fact, being able to do so with digital distribution is responsible for bringing them back into the fold of game development.
The French publisher Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants are delighted to announce a co-publishing deal for three classic Oddworld titles, all coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020.
The first game is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (which we learned about last month) and it will release digitally on January 23, 2020. It will retail both with a standard and a limited edition, in the 1st quarter 2020. The limited edition will include some nice exclusive collectibles. What’s really exciting for long time fans of the franchise, is that other Oddworld games will be getting the same trailer throughout the year:
“We are very happy about this new collaboration with Oddworld Inhabitants regarding the publishing of these three classic titles! 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,” said Stéphane Longeard – CEO of Microids.
“Microids champions the Oddworld brand and our goal to create entertainment properties that balance beauty, empathy, creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship. They understand the classic games and indie space. This partnership is a great fit for us, and we are excited to have them onboard as we bring three classic Oddworld games to the Nintendo Switch in 2020,” said Sherry McKenna, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants.