Abe Returns in Oddworld: Soulstorm

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Abe Returns in Oddworld: Soulstorm

June 11, 2020

By: Brian Renadette

 
 

Oddworld Inhabitants brought us a new chapter in the story of Abe with Oddworld: Soulstorm. The newest chapter in Abe's quest to save his people is one of the titles we can expect to see on the PlayStation 5.

Soulstorm is the second game in the Oddworld quintology, which started with New 'N' Tasty. The game starts off where the previous game ended, with Abe the Mudokon having gone from a clueless cog in a ruthless Glukkon megacorporation to the unlikely hero of his people. Of course, those corporate overlords aren't one to take his revolutionary actions lying down, and this game will have Abe uncovering a terrifying machination that could extinguish his people's hope of freedom.

Oddworld Inhabitants, the studio behind the Oddworld games themed their games around hope. Lorne Lanning, the co-founder and creative director of Oddworld Inhabitants, says about Abe:

Abe is a true representation of every person, regardless of age, color, gender or sexual or political preference. Abe was someone who went about his life, blind to what was happening around him, and then woke to a deeper uncomfortable reality and had no choice but to make a change. Abe may not have wanted to be a hero, but there was, and remains, some greatness in Abe. A greater purpose. A greater good.  All of which got him into enormous amounts of trouble and continues to do so. 

In Soulstorm, players will have to rely on the power of many to achieve feats no single Mudokon could accomplish alone. Like New 'N' Tasty, players will be able to make use of stealth and problem solving, but they can also make scavenge what they need to craft an arsenal for their fellow revolutionaries. The game is also set to include light RPG elements, leader boards, trophies for completionists, and a progression system. Players can expect the game to be over ten hours long.

 
 

Oddworld: Soulstorm is releasing on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Epic Games Store.

 

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.

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