New Oddworld Canned, Re-Releases Due This Year

That new Oddworld game discussed a few years back is currently on hold, creator Lorne Lanning has told G4, though the promised re-releases are still in the works.

Munch's Oddysee (2001) and Stranger's Wrath (2005)

"There's a lot of shakeup going on [in the gaming industry] and in that turmoil, we didn't really want to put the Oddworld brand out there in the middle of it," explained Lanning, adding that "we want to really aggressively experiment at this time, and we didn't want to really experiment aggressively with that brand."

Thus far, the environmentally-conscious series has amassed four proper entries across multiple genres--side-scrollers Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, action-adventure Munch's Oddysee and shooter Stranger's Wrath--the latter two of which were exclusive to the original Xbox and are due to be released on PC via Steam later this year.