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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD

Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants have dated the physical version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for Switch. It’ll be out on May 26 in North America and May 28 in Europe.

Alongside a standard copy, there are plans for a special limited edition. Copies of the latter version come with a copy of the game, a limited box and a lenticular, a “Fuzzle” keychain, and a complete set of stickers.

We have a trailer for Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD below.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD was added to the Switch eShop a little while ago, but as we previously heard, a physical version is in the cards. Amazon has now opened one of the first product listings for the retail edition.

We have the boxart for Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD above. According to the listing, the game will cost $29.99 at retail. You can pre-order on Amazon here.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is the focus of Digital Foundry’s latest analysis. The port, which just recently made its way to Switch, has been examined to see how it holds up from a technical perspective.

Here are the main points:

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD finally makes its debut on the Switch eShop today, with a physical version to follow later. Check out some footage below.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD launches today for Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the occasion, developer & publisher Oddworld Inhabitants shared a launch trailer for the game:

Publisher Microids has announced a partnership with Oddworld Inhabitants involving the distribution of three Oddworld titles on Switch.

First up is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD. While it will be sold digitally on January 23, Microids will sell the game at retail in Q1 2020. A standard edition is planned alongside a limited edition, which will feature “some nice exclusive collectibles”.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD isn’t just a simple port on Switch. Along with some new features, Oddworld Inhabitants managed to make some technical improvements.

According to the developer, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for Switch “offers a rewritten graphics renderer that improves shadows and makes those crisp HD textures look gorgeous running at 60 frames per second, at native resolutions in both handheld and docked modes.” Loading times are also now “updated to be blisteringly fast, thanks to a new system designed especially for this new Switch version of our classic Western adventure.” That’s on top of gyroscopic aiming controls.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD launches for Switch on January 23, 2020.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath was announced for Switch last September, but then sort of disappeared. We haven’t heard anything about its status since then.

Fortunately, the port is still in the works. And on top of that, it sounds like some very big news about the series overall could be announced in the near future.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is on the way to Switch, Nintendo has revealed. The game will be seeing its playable debut at EGX 2018 next weekend.

With Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath making it to Switch, it’s the first time it’ll be appearing on a Nintendo platform. Xbox had it originally, and a new release took place on various platforms a few years later, but never on Wii U.

It’s been a very long time since Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water made their plans known about Wii U. As you may remember, the two companies originally hoped to bring Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD and Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty to the eShop.

We found out earlier today that New ‘N’ Tasty is still on track for Wii U. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of Stranger’s Wrath HD.

Oddworld Inhabitants told one fan on Twitter today that there are “no current plans” to bring Stranger’s Wrath HD to Wii U. The studio did at least say that the status could change in the future.

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