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Abe finds his voice in a new Oddworld: Soulstorm trailer

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A new Oddworld: Soulstorm (opens in new tab) trailer rolled out today at Sony's big PlayStation 5 online event, showcasing a game that creator Lorne Lanning said during the stream will feature "an emotionally engaging story, where rescuing is rewarding, failure is devastatingly hilarious, and the memories should last you a lifetime."

Oddworld Soulstorm was announced last year as a direct sequel to the Abe's Oyddysee, New 'n' Tasty, but not a remake of the original sequel, Abe's Exoddus. Instead, it's a completely new game, but one that's still very recognizable: Abe's people are now free, but their ultimate fate remains in his hands.

It looks great, and a little dark, I think—I'll be honest, I'm not sure where the hilarity is going to come into play. Good to see Abe discovering his full voice, although the whole "mouth sewn shut" thing still weirds me out a little.

Wes took a closer look (opens in new tab) at Oddworld: Soulstorm last year and seemed to like what he saw, saying it "adds a deep, exciting crafting system and open-ended puzzle design to an old formula." It's expected to be out later this year on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.