Abe and the rest of the Oddworld gang are back in the sequel to New ‘n’ Tasty.
The first Oddworld: Soulstorm image dropped and it shows Abe in what seems to be a prison line-up, or possibly some internment camp. In the original Oddworld for Playstation 1, Abe realizes the world he lives, which is run by the RuptureFarms corporation, uses the inhabitants as food. After discovering the truth he tries to escape and rescues as many citizens as he could.
Oddworld is a puzzle game, with each stage having Abe trying to figure out an elaborate puzzle to advance to the next area. New ‘n’ Tasty, which was the first game to be released in years, brought the unique puzzle formula to the PS4 and Xbox One.
Soulstorm aims to continue the themes of the previous games, lampooning capitalism, environmentalism, consumerism, and addiction. Making fun of these big themes is what attracted to people to the original game in the first place.
Judging by this image, it looks like Abe is either captured and sent to this prison camp. Maybe it’s RuptureFarms rising to power again, or possibly a new enemy. It could also be some kind of food processing plant since in the previous Oddworld’s RuptureFarm’s was using Abe’s own species, the Mudokon’s as food and this prompted Abe to escape.
Scheduled for release this year, Soulstorm promises to up the ante of the previous games and force Abe in situations he’s never been in before. After taking a long break, Oddworld Inhabitants, the developer behind Soulstorm, has had quite some time to think of elaborate and clever puzzles for this latest entry. With creator Lorne Lanning promising a “deeper and darker story” Soulstorm aims to be the best game in the series to date and give puzzle enthusiasts a worthy challenge.