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Oddworld: Soulstorm

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Frima Studio (EU), Oddworld Inhabitants (US)
Release Date: April 6, 2021

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'Oddworld: Soulstorm' (ALL) PC Specs Revealed, Free PS5 Upgrade For One Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2021 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT

Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from Abe’s genesis and directly follows on from the overthrow of RuptureFarms and the liberation of his blighted workmates.

In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you reprise the role of Abe the Mudokon, accidental hero turned leader of a growing revolution. We first met Abe in the first game of the quintology, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Abe is a floor-waxer at Mullock the Glukkon’s RuptureFarms meat packing plant.  He accidentally learns about Molluck’s plan to turn Mudokons into tasty treats. He wants to save himself, but he’s compelled him to try to save everyone. His selfless act is the spark that sets the revolution ablaze.          

Soulstorm is the second game in quintology. In it, you will explore massive cinematic scale and weird and wonderful 2.9D environments filled with breathtaking visuals. 2.9D lets you venture into the world. It creates greater scale and action. Adds depth and immersion.

The sense of immersion is even greater thanks to game changing haptic feedback. You can feel Abe’s heartbeat during suspense filled action sequences, made possible by PlayStation’s revolutionary DualSense™ wireless controller.

Try to save the more than 1,000 Mudokons. There is power in many. They will help you solve puzzling puzzles. And, you can harness their collective energy.

As you traverse the 2.9D environments, you will scavenge for necessary resources by pickpocketing enemies, looting lockers, and sifting through trash cans. Exchange them at vending machines to get products that you can use or even, for the first time in Oddworld history, give to your followers. This gives you more agency in how you chose to conquer the game’s many challenges. 

And there will be times when you need an armed army of Mudokons behind you. The oppressive Glukkons have other plans and will use every means at their well-funded disposal, from propaganda to brute force.

Abe’s most iconic ability, his mystic power of possession will allow you to take control of your foes and use their strength and weapons against them. Possession can be used to activate locks and switches to gain entrance to restricted or hidden areas in the game.


The digital version of the game releases April 6th on PS5 and PS4. The PS5 digital version will be free forPS5 PS+ members during the month of April. If you purchase the PS4 version, we are offering a free path to the PS5 version. Because the game is free for PS5 PS+ owners in April, we will not be offering a free backward path from PS5 to PS4. The physical retail versions of the game will be in stores on July 6th. If you purchase the physical retailPS4 version, you will get the PS5 digital version at no cost.

On the PS5, Soulstorm players can get hints, tips, and walkthrough videos, without needing to leave the game. These hints can be accessed for the specific area of the game they are playing (using the PS5's Activity Cards), so they don’t have to spend time searching the internet or risk seeing spoilers.

Active PS Plus membership required.

PC Requirements

Minimum

  • Windows 7 64 Bit
  • Intel Quad Core 1.7Ghz
  • nVidia GTX 670 or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM

Recommended

  • Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Intel Quad Core 2.3Ghz
  • nVidia GTX 970 or equivalent
  • 16GB RAM

The Oddworld universe is diverse. Some areas will require hard core action and others will demand stealth and planning. From dark and dangerous caves to heavily fortified industrial sites or ancient lands and ruins, there are plenty of opportunities for you to decide if you need to employ force or take a more passive approach. The choice is yours.

Soulstorm won’t be easy. You and Abe will be hunted by a powerful army, backed by a shady and wealthy corporation. If that wasn’t bad enough, you will face even more dangers in the form of natural obstacles, ancient traps, and industrial hazards to dodge, cross and avoid if possible.

Abe’s journey is one of hope and freedom. The game has a rich and engaging narrative that is very dark with a twisted sense of humor that shines a light on the ironies that exist in the human condition.

Your actions in-game will decide the fate of Abe and all you manage to liberate along with way.

Save them Abe! Save them all!!!!

Oddworld: Soulstorm retains the core game play that fans have loved, while expanding with smart new features such as Scavenger's Economy System and Crafting in a way that is relevant to Abe as a character.  The game will feature leaderboards, trophies, and badges to extend the game’s possibilities and challenges.

Key Features:

  • Action Adventure Platforming: Evolving the platforming genre by adding RPG-lite elements with player agency to play as they like, whether aggressively or passively.
  • Narrative: A dark storyline with a twisted sense of humor that shines a light on the ironies that exist in the human condition. 
  • 2.9D: Epic environments with massive scale to explore by going into the world, rather than being limited to the traditional side scrolling platformer sense. 
  • Quarma (think Karma): Quarma is a real time feedback feature that reflects your actions in the game and will influence Abe, his followers, his abilities, and your score throughout the game.
  • Scavenger’s Economy: Pickpocket enemies, loot lockers, sift through trash cans to acquire resources. Exchange them at vending machines to get products that give you more agency in how you chose to conquer the game’s many challenges. 
  • Crafting: Use scavenged resources and vending machine products to craft items to use as weapons or tools against characters and obstacles.
  • Strength in Numbers: The more followers you save, the stronger the uprising becomes. Gift crafted items to followers. It’s up to you to decide whether they will be aggressive or passive. 
  • Gameplay: A 2.9D action adventure platformer. Expected first time playthrough is estimated at 15 hours. Achievement hunters and perfectionists can easily play for dozens of hours.  
  • Leaderboards: All levels offer a tallying system, leaderboards, achievements, and badges. 

Oddworld: Soulstorm is coming as a limited timed exclusive to PS5, PS4, and PC (Epic Games Store) on April 6, 2021 for $49.99.


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