Oddworld Soulstorm: Abe in action at the Future Games Show

Oddworld Soulstorm: Abe in action at the Future Games Show

Oddworld Soulstorm

Space also for Abe's return to the Future Games Show, with a new trailer for Oddworld: Soulstorm, a sequel to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty and reinterpretation of the second chapter of the series, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, originally released on the first PlayStation in the distant 1998.

The new trailer shows the beloved protagonist struggling with a train station in which he must infiltrate, documenting everything through a video-gameplay of about 5 minutes. The action takes place through Platform 2.5D mechanics and follows the style of both the original work that inspired it, and the previous episode. On the aesthetic front, it strikes with evocative and detailed views, which must not distract us from our mission: Abe must complete the infiltration without being identified, and exploiting the possibilities offered by the surrounding environment is a good solution to avoid a bad end. Fans of the series will immediately feel at home thanks to familiar game mechanics and the timeless sympathy of its protagonist.

Soulstorm's release is now imminent: the adventure will be available on PS5, PS4 and PC starting next April 6, initially only in digital edition. However, the arrival of a physical version has been confirmed in the coming months, precisely during the summer. Recall that Oddworld Soulstorm on PS5 will be free with the PlayStation Plus. Also confirmed that Oddworld Soulstorm will last approximately 20 hours.

Oddworld: Soulstorm shows off gameplay and scale in new trailer

Deaths in games can often be a frustrating occurrence. After all, players are always looking for progression, and dying is the exact opposite of that. However, when that same situation is core to gameplay, it can take on a different angle altogether. With Oddworld: Soulstorm approaching its April 6 release on the Epic Games Store, creator Lorne Lanning was on hand at the Future Games Show with a new gameplay demo to show off what players can expect.

The five minute walkthrough includes Lanning providing some insights into the game. The sidescrolling perspective is still there, but the addition of some great 3D camerawork elevates the experience as a whole. Just looking at the world presents a whole different scale to things.

Add Abe’s signature goofiness and presence, and Oddworld: Soulstorm feels like it is bringing something new to the table.

Metal and manufacturing surround you, as the world is bustling with life. The way the camera zooms out and moves, it allows players to see just how big of a world they are in. Despite its 2D design, it is still impressive to see just what can be achieved with clever tweaks here and there.

The gameplay demo for Oddworld: Soulstorm also touched on the game’s crafting system. Basically, it provides more options which Abe can utilize to move through each level. With many more Mudokons to rescue on your adventure, you are going to need all the help you can get.

However, things will not always go to plan. Expect many of your companions to be subjected to death by accidental crushes, falls, electrocution, or bashing. Nobody said escaping was going to be easy.

With seven years now passed since the last game, Oddworld: Soulstorm will be a brand new experience for many. Here’s hoping it lives up to expectations come April 6.

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