As per the announcement last week, today is the day that the PlayStation 3 version of Stranger’s Wrath HD receives a patch, adding in several new features and fixing some known issues. According to the official Oddworld website, that patch is now available for download in all regions, including America, Europe and Australia. This means that the brand new Move support, 3D support and YouTube video uploading is now available for everyone to use and abuse.
Over on the official website, Oddworld Inhabitants have announced that a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Stranger’s Wrath will be available to download next week. The patch will be released June 27th and fixes several bugs and includes support for stereoscopic 3D, PlayStation Move and video capture. The full list of changes is as follows:
3DTV support Scour the wilds, ruins and hideouts for scumbag Outlaws with the latest stereoscopic broadcasts from the Mongo River. Oddworld has never had so much D! PlayStation Move support Immerse yourself in the action by pointing and firing from your very own crossbow. (Note: Your PlayStation Move controller is unlikely to resemble a crossbow.) Video recording and uploading Record your victories, failures and candid moments straight to your PlayStation 3, and upload them directly to your YouTube account. Brightness & Gamma controls No need to visit Doc for a new pair of eye-spectacles, now you can change the visibility of the very world around you with our brand new sliders. Audio fixes Tired of lazy Townsfolk cutting themselves off mid-sentence? Fed up with soft-spoken Live Ammo? Is the soundtrack to your adventure jolted, often absent? Never fear! Our audio fixes fix your audio! Increased crosshair visibility 9 out of 10 bounty hunters say they prefer our newer, opaquer crosshair. “It’s so much easier to see!” said excited Corn Jaws of New Yolk City. Fixed Quicksaves and Autosaves Before, you could only load full saves from the Load Game screen. But now you can revert back to your most recent AutoSave and QuickSave for added convenience. Extra subtitles The accessibility of Western Mudos has taken a step up with the introduction of additional gameplay-relevant subtitling in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Performance Improvements Ask at your local General Store or Black Market for all available improvements to your experience of life.An official trailer for the patch has also been posted on OWI’s YouTube channel, clocking in at 1:45 and available in glorious HD.
As the month of March marches on, Alf has once again taken the time to answer fan questions. This round of questions is loosely based around Oddworld society, etiquette and breeding, with a peek into how Oddworld’s industries work. More questions? Alf will of course return next month, and you can submit your questions via Facebook, Twitter, Formspring or the tried-and-true email.
After a two-month hiatus Alf has returned to answer more fan mail and showcase more fan art. February’s Fan Art section gives us 11 new images, including a model of Abe and a Glukkon tattoo. However, the highlight has to be the fantastic video of the opening cutscene of Abe’s Oddysee, remade entirely in Minecraft. This month’s Dear Alf features a veritable avalanche of queries and questions, no doubt a result of the Mudokon’s seasonal absence. Wild Glukkons, Mudokon milk, and slog rearing get a look-in, among other subjects. You can still send in fan art and questions to Alf, through Facebook, Twitter, Formspring or email.
In a post on the Oddworld.com website, Oddworld Inhabitants have announced that Stranger’s Wrath HD will be 30% cheaper for PlayStation Plus subscribers, beginning January 17th in the United States and January 18th for Europe and Australia. The deal will last for 2 weeks.
And good news for PlayStation Plus subscribers! Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD will be 30% cheaper than usual for a limited time! Starting on January 17 in North America and January 18 in Europe and Australia, this special offer runs for two weeks, so if for whatever reason Stranger’s low price is too much for you, check this deal out!
The official Oddworld Inhabitants website has received a redesign. Besides the visual changes, the site now includes a Downloads section, which currently features several HD desktop wallpapers for users to download; and a revamped Games section, featuring more detailed information about the Oddworld series’ games, including screenshots, trailers and review scores. Just Add Water’s Developer Diaries for Stranger’s Wrath HD have also been added. Hop on over to the new Oddworld.com to explore the new site.
In a post on the Oddworld.com website, Oddworld Inhabitants have announced that the Stranger’s Wrath dynamic PlayStation 3 theme (first hinted at in September) will be available to purchase from PlayStation Network soon. The theme will be available for American/SCEA users on November 22nd (tomorrow), and European/SCEE users on November 30th. A video of the theme in action is viewable on the official Oddworld Inhabitants YouTube channel.
Oddworld Inhabitants are set to release a Stranger costume for LittleBigPlanet 2, presumably to promote the upcoming HD remake of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. In a post on the Oddworld.com website, it was revealed that players would be able to dress their Sackboy up in full bounty hunter gear; several pictures showcasing the costume were also posted. The LittleBigPlanet website details the upcoming content, describing the costume as a combination of:
- Stranger Hair
- Stranger Crossbow
- Stranger Hat
- Stranger Pants and boots
- Stranger Beard and Nose
- Stranger Skin
- Stranger Poncho
November takes a very definite Slig theme as this month’s editorial pick of fan art is posted over on the Oddworld Inhabitants website, with 13 new images for you to admire. The beginnings of the previously-mentioned Oddworld tattoos collection has appeared, with 2 body art images included in amongst the other art.
Self-described fruit tree and divulger of metaphors Alf is back again with a random sampling of questions sent in by fans. This month’s second Dear Alf section is now up on the Oddworld Inhabitants website. This time around finds Alf talking about—well, sidestepping—the Muds and the bees, the business families in Oddworld and their negotiations, and cloning. Given how busy the Oddworld team are, there will likely be only one Dear Alf posted in November. In the meantime, you can submit more questions for the mudokon media mogul through email, Twitter, Facebook, and Formspring.