(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Stranger is back with a vengeance: Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath has officially launched on OUYA. Ten years after the dark, atmospheric hybrid first-person/third-person shooter first debuted on the original Xbox, the gritty gunslinger is readier than ever to hunt down outlaws – for a price. You can take up his cause for $5.99, but players who buy the game in the first week after launch can pick it up for the discounted rate of $3.99.
Players will take on the role of the Stranger, a hardened bounty hunter who arrives in the dusty wasteland of Western Mudos to find it overrun by belligerent outlaws. Of course, the Stranger knows how to deal with outlaws, and makes quick work of these cantankerous criminals with his trusty crossbow. But the Stranger is crippled by an unknown ailment, its origins shrouded in the mystery of his past. He’ll need to rake in a whole lot of Moolah to afford the surgery he needs, and time is quickly running short.
Oddworld exists in the space between two beloved genres, combining the adrenaline-thumping action of first-person shooters with the dexterity and spatial reasoning of third-person platformers. It also offers a richly variable combat experience: enemies can be approached head-on and guns blazing, or can be stealthily dispatched from behind, depending on a player’s playstyle and mood.
In Oddworld, the Stranger wields a vibrant menagerie of artillery – literally, as his crossbow shoots exclusively living ammunition. Whether you’re firing a Thudslug to bowl over your enemies, or spraying them with a rain of buzzing, bristling Stingbees, the Stranger is ready for whatever perils he’ll face in his journey.
Check out the sharp-shooting, sand-sifting, crook-hunting action for yourself in the launch trailer here: http://youtu.be/CJSykeqTFww.
You can purchase Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath today on OUYA, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.