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The HD remaster of 2005’s Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath will be coming to Nintendo Switch, publisher Oddworld Inhabitants announced in a tweet.



The game takes places in Mudos — the primary setting of games in the Oddworld series — and stars the “Stranger,” a “tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration.

The action-adventure game’s main mechanic is the Stranger’s crossbow, which he uses in a first-person perspective to fire live ammunition in the form of small, bizarre creatures with differing effects.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath was first released in 2005 exclusively for Xbox and was met with very positive reception from critics.

Years later, the game was remastered in HD for PC and PlayStation 3 in 2010, the PlayStation Vita in 2012, iOS and Android in 2014, and the Ouya in 2015.

An HD version for the Wii U was announced in 2013, but the port was ultimately put on an indefinite hold in 2015.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD follows Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! as the latest Oddworld series installment to come to a Nintendo platform.

No release date was given for the Nintendo Switch version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD, but according to Gematsu, it’ll be playable at EGX 2018 in Birmingham, England from September 20th to the 23rd.

In the meantime, wet your Oddworld whistle with this trailer for the Switch version and stay connected to Nintendo Wire for more news as it breaks!


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