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Oddworld: Soulstorm soon will available in April for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Epic store. Continuation of 2014’s Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! and big upgrade of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus. With numerous features added and re-imagining and the new revolution of the protagonist, Abe. That’s a promise the game will deserve for players waiting, especially for PS plus subscribers. So let review what you do know about Oddworld: Soulstorm.

Oddworld: Soulstorm plot

From Oddworld new ‘n’ tasty left things with Abe having inadvertently sparked a revolution. The reluctant protagonist will return to the timeline once more. And, must now lead a fight for societal change as he looks to free the Mudokon from slave labor and depression with the fate of the entire species. Soulstorm certainly seems to be promising a dramatic high-stakes story reimagined story Oddworld Soulstorm is. And, Of course, a retelling of the story told in 1998’s.

Abe fate's to free the Mudokon from slave labor - Preview: Oddworld Soulstorm - New Revolution of Abe
Abe fate’s to free the Mudokon from slave labor

Playable locations

The nature of Soulstorm is a reimagining of the game it’s based on will shine through in a variety of ways, including the sites you’ll visit throughout the game. Many locations from Abe’s Exoddus will, of course, return in the game, but they’ll be heavily reimagined with new looks and aesthetics, according to the developers. You should also expect older areas to be extended, as well as entirely new areas and places that were not present in Abe’s Exoddus.

Create a story based on the old one

Story reimagined Oddworld, of course, is a retelling of the tale recounted in Abe’s Exodus from 1998. However, though it was fresh and flavorful, it was a fairly faithful remake of Abe’s Odyssey. Abe’s Exodus was intended to be a radical reinvention all those years ago, but Soulstorm is being touted as a much more radical reinvention. Despite the fact that it will largely follow the same story beats. It will hugely expand on them, with new scenarios, rewritten scenes and plotlines, new twists on old beats, and a larger number of locations.

Remodeling with more details

Soulstorm has also been redesigned from the ground up and will have a new look that is distinct from predecessors. Especially in light of the developer’s plans for different key characters and species to appear in the game. While fans of the series can recognize more than a few visual characteristics, Soulstorm has been entirely reimagined. This will make them immediately identifiable, and extra details and flourishes will presumably help them stand out even more, putting them in line with the series’ recent visual overhaul.

Preview: Oddworld Soulstorm - New Revolution of Abe

Graphic almost the same 3D game

Soulstorm will be a side-scrolling platformer, similar to Tasty and Abe’s Exodus. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a 2D game. Despite design as a 2.9D experience by the developer’s Oddworld residents. This means that, despite the fact that it is a side-scrolling game, the surroundings are. The game will still have 3D depth and various layers for players to traverse and explore, and the Z-axis will play a role in everything from traps and dangers to the gameplay.

With new camera angel, Soulstorm bring new experience almost the same 3D game - Preview: Oddworld Soulstorm - New Revolution of Abe
With the new camera angel, Soulstorm bring new experience almost the same 3D game

Gameplay

One of Oddworld Soulstorm’s more intriguing features. According to the puzzles created by the developers. Combat and stealth will also play an important role in the game. While some areas will be more intensive and feature action-oriented combat, others will be more focused on taking a stealthy approach while solving puzzles.

Abe’s ability to possess his opponents to enhance by platforming sequences. Of course, be making a comeback in Oddworld Soulstorm, from taking control of enemies and using them against other opponents to using Abe’s possession powers to open locks and gain access to limited or secret areas. There seem to be a plethora of potential applications.

Oddworld Soulstorm has multiple puzzles for every maps - Preview: Oddworld Soulstorm - New Abe's Revolution
Oddworld Soulstorm has multiple puzzles for every map

Scavenging 

Scavenging and economical mechanics will also be present in Oddworld Soulstorm. Abe will be able to find resources in a variety of ways, including scavenging resources from enemies. Chests and footlockers resources can then be used to buy items at vending machines in the environment of opening up. Players will be able to use a variety of scenarios, ranging from combat to platforming, as a result of this. The effectiveness of this system remains to be seen, but it promises to add another layer to the overall experience.

Crafting also important

Crafting will also play a significant role in the strange world of Soulstorm. Using the resources Abe discovers in his surroundings as well as the objects he obtains from vending machines. He’ll be able to produce improvised weapons and things like Molotov cocktails and other items. That will be used for a variety of reasons, and players will be able to upgrade and modify multiple items using the crafting system.

Crafting menu in-game
Crafting menu in-game

About Quarma System

Oddworld fans will be familiar with the Quarma system, and it will be a key mechanic in Soulstorm. Your actions in the game will affect a worldwide Quarma meter, which will influence how the story progresses and concludes. Whether it’s saving Mudokons or letting them die, killing sligs or just knocking them out, or killing an enemy in self-defense versus killing an enemy who wasn’t posing much of a threat to you, players will be forced to consider their options.

3D Audio on PS5

3D audio for instance is going to work thanks to the ps5 tempest engine. The specifics of exactly what shape this will take in the game still not have information. But according to creative director Lorne Lanning. It quote puts you in the middle of the action as if you’re right next to Abe helping him and his fellow Mudokon escape. For those who owning PS5, the 3D audio will be support through Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Support Dualsense controller

Well, Oddworld Soulstorm will also feature support for the Dualsense’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. When utilized properly adaptive triggers can contribute significantly to the game’s immersion factor and think. We won’t truly know how well Soulstorm uses this feature. The developers are making interesting promises says Lanning quote “the dual sense 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 as Abe struggles the ingenious adaptive triggers offer resistance making the struggle feel more real.”

Players using PS5 with Dualsense going to feel Abe's heart beat in-game
Players using PS5 with Dualsense going to feel Abe’s heartbeat in-game

Free for PS Plus members

PlayStation Plus is now much more than just a rolling repository of order releases, according to Sony. Oddworld Soulstorm will be following in the footsteps of the recently released Destruction All-stars, which proved that the subscription service is a wonderful way to launch games. Throughout April, all PS Plus users on PS4 and PS5 will be able to play the game. Of course, if you’re not a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’ll still be able to buy the game, so there’s some good news here as well.

PS5 players enjoy unlimited with PS Plus
PS5 players enjoy unlimited with PS Plus

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