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'Oddworld' goes dark with sequel 'Soulstorm'

"Deeper, darker and more sinister" is how series creator Lorne Lanning describes it.

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The Oddworld games have always had something to say about the world we live in, but despite tackling themes like environmental destruction at the hands of ruthless corporations, the games themselves were pretty bright and colorful. Oddworld: Soulstorm could change that. Soulstorm picks up immediately following the events of last year's New and Tasty remaster of the first game and sees returning protagonist Abe leading some 300 liberated Mudokon brethren through the desert.

According to the press release, Abe and Co. don't have any access to food, water or shelter, but there is a "delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom" available to them.

Series creator Lorne Lanning says that there was a "deeper, darker, and more sinister" story in the universe that his team wasn't able to tell before now and describes Soulstorm as a "much heavier" game than previous. Itching to know more ahead of its late 2017 release? Well, that makes a lot of us. To reveal additional bits about the game, you'll have to follow Oddworld Inhabitants' social pages, and even then new info won't be revealed until certain follower thresholds are met. For now you'll just have to make due with the weird GIFs embedded below.

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