Abe's Oddysee is returning as an HD remake, a 2D platformer with 3D physics. It'll come to Xbox Live Arcade - if Microsoft will let them.
According to Just Add Water's Lorne Lanning, Abe's Oddysee: Stranger's Wrath - which is already coming to PlayStation Network: "Abe HD is going into production. It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer. So the way Just Add Water wants to approach it, we thought was very smart; they are not trying to reinvent any wheels. It’s like, ‘Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?'"
However, even though Lanning wants to bring it to Xbox Live Arcade, he keeps getting oddly stonewalled: “We have Stranger all ready to go on XBLA, but the answer keeps being no. We’re still talking to them and we’re hoping to work it out."
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