Oddworld: Soulstorm is not a remake in the traditional sense. Remakes are very popular right now and we have seen several wonderful games in that vein recently. Soulstorm differs in that it builds on what we originally wanted to do 22 years ago.
Back then, we weren’t afforded the time to execute our vision for the second game in Abe’s five-part quintology. We had just successfully released Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (a.k.a. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty), the first game in Abe’s quintology, and we were asked to deliver a sequel to it within nine months.
We had to chop and cut down what we wanted to do to get it done. That meant Abe’s Exoddus was a wildly different story and experience than what we initially intended in the grand dream of the overarching five-game quintology.
Soulstorm is our grand dream come true. It is a new game. It is our attempt to make the deeper and more conceptually unsettling second episode in the story of Abe that we originally intended all those years ago. The story takes place after the events of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, when Abe follows his destiny to save his fellow Mudokons from corporate oppression. Soulstorm also features new gameplay mechanics including a scavenging and crafting system, where Abe can make versatile items like mines that knock enemy guards unconscious.
Our partners at Sony, Microids, and Unity helped us tremendously along the way and we would not be here without them. Most importantly, if not for fans of our games, Soulstorm would never have happened. Thank you for your continued support all these years.
Tomorrow is the day our original vision for the second game in Abe’s five-part quintology, when Oddworld: Soulstorm launches. Let’s dive into things you should know before you embark on Abe’s next adventure.
The digital version of the game releases April 6 on PS5 and PS4. The PS5 version will be free for PlayStation Plus members during April. Also, if you purchase the PS4 digital version, you can upgrade to the PS5 digital version at no additional cost.*
The physical retail versions of the game will be in stores on July 6. If you purchase the physical retail PS4 version, you will get the PS5 digital version at no cost.
Save your followers, they’re important
There are nearly 1,400 Mudokons that you can save in Oddworld: Soulstorm. How you decide to play is up to you, but keep in mind there are multiple endings in the game, and we recommend you try to save at least 80% of the Mudokons in each level (more info below).
There is strength in numbers with followers being a plus multiplier for Abe. In New ‘n’ Tasty, Mudokons followed you or stayed put. They were beasts of burden you led through deadly obstacle courses in the hopes they’d be rescued. Your followers gave you no real support or power of scale; they just made your job harder.
In Soulstorm, it’s more than just saving all those Mudokons for a better Quarmic score and nar