Just Add Water has finally ruled out the possibility of an Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD. After being rejected by Microsoft and apparently by third-parties, as well, the ship has sailed.
“The boat has really passed on that one,” said a Just Add Water rep on the game’s official blog. “We’re winding up development on Stranger’s Wrath HD and Munch’s Oddysee HD. Blame Microsoft for not letting us publish on Xbox 360.”
Just Add Water is preparing a patch for Stranger’s Wrath HD due out next week. Due to launch on June 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern time / June 27 at 1 a.m. for most of Europe, it will include the following updates:
- 3DTV support – Scour the wilds, ruins and hideouts for scumbag Outlaws with the latest stereoscopic broadcasts from the Mongo River. Oddworld has never had so much D!
- PlayStation Move support – Immerse yourself in the action by pointing and firing from your very own crossbow. (Note: Your PlayStation Move controller is unlikely to resemble a crossbow.)
- Video recording and uploading – Record your victories, failures and candid moments straight to your PlayStation 3, and upload them directly to your YouTube account.
- Brightness & Gamma controls – No need to visit Doc for a new pair of eye-spectacles, now you can change the visibility of the very world around you with our brand new sliders.
- Audio fixes – Tired of lazy Townsfolk cutting themselves off mid-sentence? Fed up with soft-spoken Live Ammo? Is the soundtrack to your adventure jolted, often absent? Never fear! Our audio fixes fix your audio!
- Increased crosshair visibility – 9 out of 10 bounty hunters say they prefer our newer, opaquer crosshair. “It’s so much easier to see!” said excited Corn Jaws of New Yolk City.
- Fixed Quicksaves and Autosaves – Before, you could only load full saves from the Load Game screen. But now you can revert back to your most recent AutoSave and QuickSave for added convenience.
- Extra subtitles – The accessibility of Western Mudos has taken a step up with the introduction of additional gameplay-relevant subtitling in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
- Performance Improvements – Ask at your local General Store or Black Market for all available improvements to your experience of life.