PlayStation revealed that Oddworld: Soulstorm is hitting PlayStation consoles on April 6.
Gamers have been getting updates on development since it was first announced in June of last year through the periodic (and wonderful) Sony State of the Play livestreams.
“In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you reprise the role of Abe the Mudokon, accidental hero turned leader of a growing revolution. We first met Abe in the first game of the quintology, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Abe is a floor-waxer at Mullock the Glukkon’s RuptureFarms meat packing plant. He accidentally learns about Molluck’s plan to turn Mudokons into tasty treats. He wants to save himself, but he’s compelled him to try to save everyone. His selfless act is the spark that sets the revolution ablaze,” Lorne Lanning, co-founder and creative director at Oddworld Inhabitants, said in a blog post on PlayStation.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the second game in the quintology.
Today, developers discussed some aspect of the game alongside gameplay, discussing how the 2.9d play helps give depth to the worlds Abe is traversing on top of how the haptic feedback will give gamers a sense of how Abe is feeling at any given time.
There will be more than one thousand Mudokons to save an Abe will be able to use their combined energy and strength to get through the game. Abe will also be able to scavenge and loot for items so that he can craft items he needs.
Players will have the choice to play any way they please — this includes non-lethal, pacifist of going in guns blazin’.
Abe will also be able to take possession of foes and their weapons to gain access to new areas of the game.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles on April 6, 2021.