Whilst Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! was originally announced near the beginning of the year, the title has now been revealed to be getting a release this month through publisher Limited Run Games.
Growing independent publisher Limited Run Games has announced the sale date for its limited physical release of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! for both the PlayStation Vita and - the recently revealed - PlayStation 4 platforms.
Both versions of the game will be available to purchase through the Limited Run Games webstore on April 25th. These particular Limited Run Games physical titles will also see a slight price increase - thus far games have been $24.99 (roughly £18.00) - with both versions being priced at $29.99 (just over £21.00) whilst the Vita version limited to 2,500 copies the PlayStation 4 will see an increased print run of 5,000 copies available due to expected higher demand.
The quantity will be once again split on the date of sale, with half available at 10AM EST (2PM GMT) and the rest 6PM EST (10PM GMT). There will also be two major changes within this sale and going forward; the first is all customers are limited to 1 copy of each game title (meaning 1 PlayStation Vita and/or 1 PlayStation 4 copy of the game) - to give fans a much better chance of acquiring the limited title and curbing potential scalpers. The second is that international customers will also face a shipping price increase from the regular $15.00 (just over £10.50) to $22.00 (just over £15.50) if your order exceeds 9oz (0.25kg) - whilst Limited Run Games have assured us that coupled with the order quantity restriction, this should not affect customers buying only one or two game titles - this is due to a USPS postage hike. Limited Run Games tells us this was in fact in effect during their last sale, but the publisher absorbed the cost, resulting in a substantial hit in their bottom line for Saturday Morning RPG.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! is a "ground-up remake" of the PlayStation 1 classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssey - developed by Just Add Water - the title was originally released digitally in July, 2014 and has subsequently been ported to practically every platform - the most recent being the Nintendo Wii U in February of this year. Whilst the game itself may not be new, the original content created specifically for Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! - and the first new original Oddworld content created in nearly a decade - titled Alf's Escape will also be available on the PlayStation 4 disc, for Oddworld fans to enjoy.
In other Limited Run Games news, we have confirmed that Futuridium EP Deluxe will indeed be the publisher's next title planned for sale, expected to release early to the middle of next month (May), and that indie hit Volume - which was announced to be getting the Limited Run Games treatment last month - will also be getting a PlayStation 4 version to accompany its Vita announcement. The publisher has confirmed regarding Volume "we're hoping to put out a definitive and final version after [developer Mike Bithell] has completed all work on it".
In case you're a little confused about the many upcoming Limited Run Games announced for release, here is what we know so far;
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - April 25th
- Futuridium EP Deluxe - Early-Mid May
- Volume - TBA (dependent on developer)
- YIIK - A Post-Modern RPG - TBA
- Cosmic Star Heroine - TBA (Kickstarter)
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Limited Run Games are headed up by a team consisting of Mighty Rabbit Studios, a game developer based in North Carolina, USA - their first few titles were all published for the iOS platform.
A follow up title to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is already in the works titled Oddworld: Soulstorm and attempts to retell the story of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus.
Independent Futuridium EP Deluxe developer; MixedBag Games is already hard at work on their upcoming action title Forma.8 and a mystery PlayStation VR title.
Cosmic Star Heroine is another release planned by Limited Run Games - though a release date is unknown - the game had an original funding goal of $100,000 which it surpassed, amassing a total of $132,689 through pledges on Kickstarter.
Developer Mike Bithell began his career at Blitz Games before striking out on his own with indie-hit Thomas Was Alone.