The OddBoxx debuts on PS3 today

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Hi everyone. So here I am again writing a blog post for something new from Oddworld Inhabitants. Launching today for the first time ever on PS3, is the classic The OddBoxx bundle, featuring all of Oddworld Inhabitants’ critically-acclaimed, award-winning classics: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD and Stranger’s Wrath HD.

Spanning 15 years of one-of-a-kind gaming experiences, this bundle gives fans old and new an affordable and convenient way to enjoy these games once again, with a few new additions and enhancements.

The OddBoxx includes:

  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (PS1 Classic)
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (PS1 Classic)
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
  • Oddworld: Abe Moon Avatar – BONUS item!

This release also brings a major update to the 2011 release Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on PS3. We’ve tweaked some stuff, we’ve added some stuff, we’ve COMPRESSED some stuff. Here’s a round-up of what’s changed…

  1. Reduced install size from 3.2GB to 1.7GB. We compressed the game data and converted all the movies to MP4 for better quality and compression.
  2. We included the contents of the previous update into the main game package, including 3D stereoscopic TV support and PlayStation Move support.
  3. We’ve also added leaderboards to the title. We had such a great response to the Leaderboards in the PS Vita version that we’ve also added them to the PS3 version, along with a couple of extra ones.

With The Oddboxx, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD will now be available via EVERY PS Store in the SCEE territory, with a full language update coming very soon giving native support for German, French, Italian and Spanish.

So how much will this cost you? An extremely reasonable €19.99 or £15.99. It’s available exclusively to the SCEE region from today, 6th November 2013! Enjoy

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  • Any word on the vita version of munchs oddysee?

    • Hi,
      The programming team we hired for the project, are still beavering away, but we’re now in the final stretch approaching FQA submission.

  • i already have everything apart from the avatar, bought it all before any of this stuff was on plus.

    just to ask i have not turned strangers wrath on since i first bought it(backlog) if i load it up now will i receive a patch with the above improvements?

    • Hi,
      Yes and No.

      You need to uninstall/delete the version you already have installed, then simply re-download it from your Download List under Account Management/Transaction History on the XMB

      The size has dropped from 3.2GB to 1.64GB so should take half the time to download :)

      Stewart

  • @Stewart Gilray

    thanks for the reply i will be doing that as getting 1.5gb back is also a nice deal :)

    ill need to give strangers another go, i seem to enjoy munch more and i think that is down to abe to be honest, cant wait for abe hd

  • I think congratulations are in order Stewart. Well done to the entire team. It was great last year to complete the Oddworld Collection on Playstation last year with the release of Munch’s Oddysee. Welcome back to the Playstation family. :)
    Must check out the updated version of Stranger’s Wrath, maybe 360 will get it now as it fits under their ridiculous restriction on games that can be sold for €11.99 now. Can’t wait for New’n Tasty.

  • I take it we’re still waiting for the remastered / HD versions of the original two “Abe’s” games?

  • Does this mean we will finally have Munch’s oddyssee HD available in Belgium too?
    It’s the only oddworld game that never got released in Belgium.

  • Whoops, skipped over the paragraph with the solution to my question :blush:

    • Right now it _IS_ the English version, but as soon as an update going through the FQA process is complete there will be a large (sorry) update to the game that will localise it into French, which I hope you speak, otherwise English is there now :)

      Stewart

  • Stewart Gilray ETA on new & tasty please because soon as that game comes out im buying it and i STILL own the original psx games in the disks

    i think il buy this oddbox for xmas :D or maybe asap

  • Can’t wait to see Munch’s Oddysee on Vita. Been many years since I played it on the original Xbox. Oddworld remains one of my absolute favourite series. Hope Abes Oddysee hd comes to vita too.

  • Aergan- they are not doing remastered / HD versions of the original two “Abe’s” games?

    they are FULLY remaking from he ground up abe oddworld its not a remake its a fresh take on the game thats it

    if you read the news about it ud know about it

    abe 1&2 are NOT BEING put into HD and the new & tasty is not a hd remake its a new game

  • Yuck, localized French.
    I speak Dutch :-D and grew up without dubbed television and every foreign cartoon in English :-p

    But, let’s not digress : Great work!

  • Thanks for the polite reply, TheNeonSpider – I shall indeed check every aspect of the internet before I post a query on your dutiful watch.

  • Oddworld here I come!

  • I’ll be waiting for New n’ Tasty, thank you :)

  • Owned every OddWorld right up to date now. Cannot wait for New n’ Tasty. Btw, how is the development process coming on for the Vita version of Munch’s Oddysee and the patch for the Dead Water texture issue?

    • Well we’re actually finishing up on a PS3 Patch right now, which is going through the FQA process with Sony, so soon on that.

      The VITA version will follow once that patch is completed, but again is now in the final QA stage.

      Stewart

  • Congrats especially on the COMPRESS you guys achieved, thou it created a tiny itsy bitsy problem.
    Namely pooping and i don’t mean the textures i mean the entire level in front of me was gone for 2 seconds and then appeared.
    Similar thing happened on the title screen the background picture took good 2 seconds to load from blackness.
    Las issue i noticed thou it may have been there before was water loosing reflection, when swimming go into FPS mode and jump, strangers FOV will go underwater for a seconds and the watter losses reflection for this second.

    Thanks and CYA.

    • Interesting…

      We know what that is, but normally it’s less than a fraction of a second.

      I think the place I’ve seen it the most is in the tutorial?

      As for the water issue, I suspect this will be in the previous version also… Not sure.

      Stewart

  • Abe’s Odyssey and Exodus will be in HD only in PS4 or in PS3 too?

    • Well the game “Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty” is coming for PS3/PS4 and PS Vita.

      NnT is a complete remake of Abe’s Oddysee, so I wouldn’t really call it “Abe HD” that’s not really an appropriate description of it.

      And we’re not working on a remake of Abe’s Exoddus, just Oddysee.

      Stewart

  • I just logged in to say I am impressed and I think your team should feel proud of their after-launch support for Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath HD. Optional 3D AND Move support was very generous and should be actively encouraged, and the conversion of video to MP4 seems to have been a worthwhile endeavour. Cutting the overall file size in half one way or another is pretty phenomenal and in itself deserves recognition.

    So yeah, I just wanted to personally say thanks for going above and beyond. It’s no surprise you still have fans after all these years; you’ve earnt them!

    p.s. I laughed at Aergan-‘s reply to TheNeonSpider. Although to be fair, that reply wasn’t too rude, presumptuous maybe but not actively insulting.

    • Thank you, it’s the support of our customers that keep us doing this and giving you guys the best support we can in return.

      Stewart

  • To be honest, I wasn’t intending to buy any of these (Massive backlog) but due to your continued support of the games and generally great customer interaction, I’m going to buy them now (Also the games are pretty damn great to begin with ;) ). I will gladly support devs who treat their fanbase well :)

    Good Going :)

  • Could we have stranger,abe and munch made into outfits for ps home think they deserve it :)

    • Oooh I’d not thought of that before…

      Let me have a think about it and take a look at the HOME SDK :)

      Stewart

  • My bf saw this on ps store earlier today but I just logged on to buy it and it seems to have disappeared…has it been taken down?

  • @Stewart Gilray

    you mentioned new and tasty would be on the 3 playstation formats are you considering crossbuy this time?

    if not would bundles of more than one version be something you would consider?

    • Hi,
      It’s unlikely we will do cross-buy. We are small company of 20 people tops in the WHOLE company, and we rely upon sales. We’re not in the place yet we feel that we can give away something for free. Which is basically what happens with a cross-buy.

      We still have to pay for development on that other platform, and if we’re not making revenue on that platform due to a Cross-Buy we have to rely on revenue from a single version to pay for two versions.

      Sorry.

      Stewart

  • Excellent. I already bought 3 of the titles and got the other via ps plus but very happy to see the leaderboards are not exclusive to the new bundle. We redownload when i’m next on. Cheers.

  • It’s not there.

  • Already own all the 4 titles, but would tell anyone who hasn’t experienced the series to pick up this up. Fantastic price for some of the most creative games out there. Thank you Stewart and team for breathing life back into the series too. Lorne is a great visionary and I only wish gaming had more artists like him. We’re a bit bereft of unique and interesting ideas in games today, at least on the AAA level, so was obviously ecstatic when I heard the Oddworld factories had reopened so to speak Look forward to the future stuff!

  • For those asking why it’s disappeared from the store, you’re not alone.

    We too are asking where it’s gone and are waiting for a response from the Store Team, as it was definitely there earlier yesterday…

    Stewart

  • The Oddboxx is back on the store folks.

    No idea what happened, still trying to find out what happened.

    Stewart

  • Please give us all of these on the VITA!!!!

  • thanks for the reply stewart totally see why your not considering crossbuy ill buy the ps4 version then to use remote play via vita so its almost cross buy :)

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