Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!, the remake of Abe's Oddysee will be featuring new music, dialog and sound effects, states the official game blog.
According to audio engineer Mike Taylor, "What we're doing with New ‘n' Tasty is re-doing the original music, keeping to the same style and feel as the original. The cut-scenes in the game are all brand new, and are being re-made from the ground up, so we're getting new music written and rewritten for those scenes by Michael Bross."
The reason is that the original voice sampling were simply too distorted thanks to the limited tech at the time.
Taylor explained, "We did find some voice samples, but not at CD quality, and with very limited variations. There was only one voice for the Mudokon Slave, for example — the sound was pitch-shifted up or down depending on environment and location!"
Creator Lorne Lanning will reprise as the voice actor for Abe and the Sligs, while a contest of sorts is being run as fans of the game will be doing various Mudokon characters. Interested gamers can record and upload their samples til 26th July 26 2014 to be considered by the developers.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee: New 'n' Tasty! is due to be released on PC and console next year.
Oddworld New 'n' Tasty getting new vocal work, music
25 December 2013 | By JonahFalcon