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What Is "Oddboxx"?

The Oddboxx is now available for PlayStation 3, but what is it and what does it mean for Oddworld fans?

Whilst the Oddboxx has been available on Steam for a little while, the four-game compilation of Oddworld’s finest moments is now available for the PlayStation 3 in Europe and Australia.

Sadly, a little red tape is currently holding us back just now from pushing the pack out to the United States, but we’re hoping to overcome that as soon as we’re able.

So, if you’re based in a SCEE region (see below) then today’s your lucky day – the Oddboxx is available to you direct from the PlayStation Store. But what is it, and which games does it contain?

The games

First up is the PlayStation classic, Abe’s Oddysee – the game that started it all. This is the 1997 original, ported over so it’ll play on PS3 and PS VITA, where it looks especially vibrant and crisp. The follow-up, Abe’s Exoddus, is also included – released in 1998, Exoddus continues on from Abe’s first adventure as is also yours for PS3 and PS VITA.

“The game is just designed and presented so damn well, that it hooks you in and keeps you coming back for more. It’s one of those rare games that require players to think before they react” – Absolute PlayStation on Abe’s Oddysee

Then it’s on to Munch’s Oddysee, the series’ first outing into 3-D and whilst still features Abe, this time Munch is the star. The game runs on the PlayStation 3 (not the VITA, sadly) and is the newly updated ‘HD’ version. Finally, there’s Stranger’s Wrath HD – also purely for the PlayStation 3 – a glorious sixty frames per second enhanced version of the 2005 hit, and it’s never looked better.

It’s also newly compressed (Stranger now takes up much less of your hard drive) and features stereoscopic 3-D visuals and PlayStation Move support.

“Stranger will suck you in, much like his bounty collection device, from the opening tutorial and you won’t be able to put it down until the final boss fight and surprise ending” – Game Chronicles on Stranger’s Wrath HD

There’s also a bonus Oddworld ‘Abe Moon’ Avatar included.

The Oddboxx on PS3

How to buy

So how much does all this cost? Just £15.99 (or €19.99) – a saving of around 33% if you were to buy the games individually – which means it’s an ideal entry point for anyone still to dip their toes into the Oddworld waters on PlayStation platforms, and will set you up perfectly for New ‘n’ Tasty when it releases soon.

You can buy it here from the PlayStation Store website, or on your PlayStation 3 by searching the PSN Store for “Oddboxx”.


Frequently asked questions:

Can I still buy the Oddbox if Munch’s Oddysee HD isn’t currently available in my country?

Yes.

What’s the current state of the Munch’s Oddysee HD patch for PS3?

We’re about to enter FQA again after we discovered there were some faulty audio files.

And the same question regarding the PS VITA version.

It’s entering the final phase of QA.

Will any of the games play on PlayStation 4?

No, the Oddboxx is not currently available for PlayStation 4.

Which languages will I get for Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus and Stranger’s Wrath HD?

You should get the appropriate language for your territory.

When the patch for Munch’s Oddysee is released, will I have to re-download the game to get the new languages?

No, the update will automatically download when you start the game.


SCEE countries

Australia, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India (new), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon (new), Luxembourg, Malta (new), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman (new), Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and Ukraine.

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