Series antagonist, Molluck the Glukkon, took centre stage in the brand new Oddworld: Soulstorm trailer shown off during today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase. Dressed in a crisp new suit, Mulluck will continue his pursuit of our hero Abe who, since escaping Rupture Farms, continues on his quest to free his fellow Mudokons. A retake of the classic Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Oddworld Inhabitants, the studio behind the game, say the ‘stakes are higher, the threat is greater, and the obstacles are more devious.” in Oddworld: Soulstorm.
Players will need to keep a sharp eye out for enemies in traps as they lead Abe and his band of merry men to safety, but as explained by Creative Director, Lorne Lanning on the PlayStation Blog, Abe has a few new tricks up his sleeve.
“Every step you take brings more danger. Every choice leads to more life and death decisions. Revolutions are unimaginably difficult. Farts and “come here” won’t cut it, not anymore. That is why we have introduced crafting and a Scavenger’s Economy to Oddworld: Soulstorm. Abe must be more resourceful now, taking part in a scavenger’s economy and crafting his own set of tools from the consumer products pushed on him and his compatriots by the runaway corporatist interests that exploit every aspect of this world.”
“Abe must loot, pickpocket, and search through lockers, even going off the critical path to find tools and items that can be used to create supplies and weapons you and your followers might need as you continue Abe’s evolution from slave to revolutionary leader.”
Aside from the obvious increase in graphical capabilities (the game looks gorgeous), Oddworld: Soulstorm will also take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s new DuelSense controller, with haptic feedback changing how players feel the game. “The DualSense controller allows you to experience the palpitations of Abe’s heart as he tries to save his followers in the face of overwhelming forces armed with superior firepower.” Lanning explains, “As Abe struggles, the ingenious adaptive triggers offer resistance, making the struggle feel more real”.
There is no current release date for Oddworld: Soulstorm, however, Lanning says fans can expect further information “very, very soon.”