If you weren't overwhelmed by the glut of new games in 2011, there were plenty of polished oldies
to keep you occupied -- and we'll have to make room for one more of those before 2012 sets up shop. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
is coming to the European PSN on December 21, and to the US store on December 27.
Headed by Gravity Crash
developer Just Add Water, the Stranger's Wrath
overhaul contains -- among other things -- upgraded character models, enriched environments, bug fixes, difficulty modifiers and even minor corrections to visual continuity. (Example: "Sekto's Office has been changed to more closely resemble that seen in the FMV.") You'll get all that for $14.99 (or £9.99), alongside the stuff we loved back in 2005: unusual weaponry, off-beat characters and, err, not-so-subtle commentary on the ecological devastation wrought by rampant consumerism and corporate expansion. It's Oddworld
Just Add Water also announced via Twitter
that the HD updates would come to the PC version of Stranger's Wrath
within two to three months. The PlayStation 3 game will also get an update within a "couple months," adding the Move and 3D support that was planned but not implemented in time.