It looks like we have another title coming to the Switch here with Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee getting a release date for May 14th over on that platform. Something that many out there may have been waiting for as we hold out for the next big title from Oddworld Inhabitants on the latest systems. That could be a way out for those Oddworld fans out there but, thankfully, we have this one coming here in only a few weeks now. If you want to give it a go on the Switch and see how it has been updated from the original version to give us a slightly better experience out there. Although it is not a full HD remake before you get too excited.
As you will see in the following video for Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee here, we get to see how the basic game is updated to the HD visuals and in 60 FPS that the Switch can pump out there. The cutscenes in the game will be the same that we know from back on the PS3 and Xbox 360 days of gaming, sadly. These are jarring things to me when it comes to remasters or HD versions of games, but this will be the only way to get the updated version of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee in your eyes as of right now. If you are lucky enough to have a Switch as of right now in the mix of all of this. All you have to do is wait until May 14th now and you will see.
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee — Switch
Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc. and Microids team up to announce a May 14th release date for the classic game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. Initially available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is the classic action-adventure game with an ecological heart ported to the world's most innovative and popular handheld, tabletop, and traditional all-in-one gaming console. The physical version will be released later this year.
The story begins with you playing as a Gabbit named Munch, the hero of the Oddest Oddysee of all. Munch’s luck is about to change – for the worse.
How would you feel if you broke your leg in a scrab trap, were abducted by soulless scientists, had an alien device implanted in your skull, and found out your race had been hunted to extinction?
Due to the rich variety of consumer products derived from the Gabbit species, their legacy has nearly come to its end. For the amphibious Gabbit, there is only one lonely individual that survives. However, it will not be spotted where one might typically find such a Gabbit. This one is currently an entrapped test subject within the horrible testing facility known as Vykkers Labs. It is up to you to help guide Munch in his efforts to rescue fellow test creatures. These critters will be forever loyal to Munch and in turn, enable his escape.
Once free, Munch teams up with Abe and together they are guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin. They are informed as to how to accomplish their goals, but in order to do so, they must work together. For Munch, his dream is to bring back his species from the brink of extinction. For Abe, it is to rescue his Mudokon buddies.
You can “switch” between Munch and Abe depending on the situation. Using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback to the Vykkers, Abe and Munch set out to reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar.
Were you hoping that Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee was going to make it out to other platforms or would you rather just have one big new HD bundle all at once? Do you want a full remake of all of these games so we can have the high-end visuals all the time or are you okay with the dated scenes still playing out along the way? When do you think we will see the brand-new title in the franchise and are these just ways to keep the studio going? Let us all know down in the comments about what you are thinking and then feel free to discuss it all. For more on Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, or the franchise in general, be sure to keep checking in here. We will keep it all coming to you as best we can.