Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath Vita Planned for June Launch

by David Sanchez May 21, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

Xbox original Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath launched to positive reviews when it was re-released with snazzy HD graphics on the PlayStation Network. A Vita port has been in the works, and developer Just Add Water is shooting for a June launch.

During the PlayStation Blogcast, the studio’s CEO Stewart Gilray revealed that work on the project had just started just over a month ago, reports Push Square. Despite that fact, however, Stranger’s Wrath on the Vita is coming along nicely, and the game is expected to hit Sony’s portable late next month. That’s certainly surprising, and it’s great to see development going so smoothly.

“We started work on [the Vita version of Stranger’s Wrath] about five and a half weeks ago,” said Gilray. “The guy who’s doing it had actually never touched a Vita before — he just plugged it in and read the documentation. He probably spent half a week reading the documentation and then the next week he already had the code running. He was surprised how quickly he managed to get things going.”

In addition to Stranger’s Wrath for Vita, Gilray announced that Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee should see a release on the PlayStation Network soon. The game was originally released as an Xbox exclusive during the console’s launch despite the fact that it was first planned for the PlayStation 2. No exact word on when the game will launch, but it did earn a few favorable reviews and awards at the time of its original release, so the HD remake could be a real treat to watch out for.

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