Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty PS4

After the non-existent offering of last week, Planet PlayStation is practically bulging with high-quality content this time around. Alright, there still aren’t enough new releases to turn your boxer shorts inside out, but the likes of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty and the Ratchet & Clank Collection – which is finally due out in North America – should keep you occupied until The Last of Us Remastered.

Pick of the Week: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee will always occupy a special spot among PlayStation fans, partly due to its inclusion on the PSone’s debut European demo disc, which also sported the system’s famous dinosaur technology demonstration among other bits and pieces of gaming memorabilia. After lying dormant for over half a decade, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD brought Lorne Lanning’s weird and wonderful sci-fi series back to life – and now it’s finally making its full, frank, and (presumably) fart-powered return in the form of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

Not technically a brand new game, this is a remake of the infamous 1997 original – but unlike other Oddworld work carried out by developer Just Add Water, this has been built specifically from the ground up for the PlayStation 4. And that means that tweaks have been made during development, including a completely re-imagined 2.5D visual style, and a switch to a continuous scrolling system, which marks a departure from the flip screen format of the original game. This title will be cross-buy compatible when the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions deploy, but no word on a date for those just yet.

PS4 | 22nd July [US], 23rd July [EU]

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4

Everything Else

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars
PS3 | 22nd July [US]

Ratchet & Clank Collection
Vita | 22nd July [US]

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins
PS3 | 22nd July [US], 23rd July [EU]

Tour de France 2014
PS4 | 22nd July [US]

Will you be digging into Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty this week, or focusing on your backlog ahead of The Last of Us Remastered? Let us know what’s taking your fancy this time around in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (29 votes)

  1. Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars  0%
  2. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty52%
  3. Ratchet & Clank Collection21%
  4. The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins28%
  5. Tour de France 2014  0%

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