Oddworld: Soulstorm’s First Teaser Trailer Shows Off an Industrial Hellscape

Oddworld: Soulstorm Still Slated for 2020 Release

Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. has revealed the first teaser trailer for Oddworld: Soulstorm, their follow up to 2014’s excellent remake of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

Soulstorm looks to be taking the series into, what the devs are calling, ‘2.9D.’ This is explained by a moment in the trailer where a train zooms past Abe right towards the camera. From what we can glean from the brief bouts of footage in the trailer, the series’ usual themes of environmentalism, capitalism, consumerism and addiction all seem to be on display here. The world, an “industrial hell,” looks bleak and dangerous — I mean, as bleak as an Oddworld can get.

Below is the story synopsis:

“Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from where New ‘n’ Tasty ended. Abe has defeated Mollusk the Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, overthrown RuptureFarms and liberated workmates.

Now, Abe – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons – find themselves without food, water or a place to call home. Stranded alone in the desert, they find solace in a strange new brew – a delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom.”

Unlike New ‘n’ Tasty, Soulstorm is NOT a remake and has absolutely nothing to the do with the original 1998 sequel, Abe’s Exoddus.

At GDC, the developers demonstrated new rendering techniques for the upcoming game.

The sequel is due out on PC and consoles in 2020. Are you looking forward to it? Sound off in the comments below.

SOURCE: Press Release