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Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee arrives in stores today

Plenty to much down on

Good news collectors: limited editions - and standard edition - of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee for Nintendo Switch is now available at retail.

What’s in the limited-edition box, you ask? Glad you did!

The Oddword: Munch’s Oddysee limited edition contains oddities that fans will love such as the packaging’s unique lenticular, a Munch’s footprint keychain, stickers, and, of course, the classic game updated for Nintendo Switch.

*Gabbit eggs non-included

Oddword: Munch’s Oddysee joins Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath as two of the three classic Oddworld games that are both available at retail stores and at Nintendo eShop.

Oh…and if you are wondering, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is the third classic title that’s been announced for Nintendo Switch. The standard and limited editions are available for pre-order right now. The pre-order for the Nintendo eShop will begin closer to the game’s October release date.

In Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, the story begins with you, playing as a Gabbit named Munch, the hero of the Oddest Oddysee of all.

How would you feel if you broke your leg in a scrab trap?

If you were abducted by soulless scientist?

If you had an alien device implanted in your skull?

Trapped as a Big Phrama test subject within the horrible animal testing facility known as Vykkers Labs. Munch is in bad shape. His fellow Gabbits have been hunted to extinction and he may be the last of his kind. The last can of Gabbiar (the last of the eggs) will be auctioned off soon and most likely quickly devoured, and then, the Gabbits will be no more.

It is up to you, my fellow Oddworldian, to help guide Munch in his efforts to escape and maybe rescue some Fuzzles along the way who are also locked up in the testing facility. And maybe, if you can successfully aid in Munch’s escape, you can team him up with Abe the Mudokon (a.k.a. Stich Lips), and maybe you and they will be guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin…

Will you be able to collect the last Gabbit eggs?

Will you save Abe's Mudokon companions?

And what about the Fuzzles?

Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey Limited Edition exclusive to EB Games in Canada

Well that's a bit Odd

If you're a Canadian fan of Oddworld and you're looking to snag the Limited Edition of Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey, you're going to have one option to pick from. EB Games has the exclusive rights to the Limited Edition of the game, so you'll have to preorder through there. As a reminder, here's what you can find in the Limited Edition.

- The game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
- An exclusive limited box and a lenticular with a unique design
- A unique keychain imprint of Munch's foot
- A complete set of limited-edition stickers representing Abe, Munch, the famous can and more…

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee heads to retail this August, free DLC coming for more language support

In Odd we trust

Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. and Microids team up to announce that the physical version of the classic game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee will be coming to retail in both standard and limited editions on August 25th in the US and August 27th in Europe.

Currently available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is an adventure game with an ecological heart ported to the world's most innovative and popular handheld, tabletop, and traditional all-in-one gaming console.

For Oddworld fans, the Limited Edition will include:

The game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
An exclusive limited box and a lenticular with a unique design
A unique keychain imprint of Munch's foot
A complete set of limited-edition stickers representing Abe, Munch, the famous can and more…

And good news!

The voices for Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee will be available soon in French, German, Spanish, and Italian via free DLC!

Check out the North American cover for Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

Munch on that

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is available on the Switch eShop right now, but there's going to be a physical version later this Summer. You can check out the cover art for that release above. While not officially confirmed, we've seen multiple listings peg the retail launch at Aug. 25th, 2020, so there's a decent amount of time to wait for this one.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD's retail release may launch Aug. 25th, 2020

Munch on this!

There are two things we know for sure. First up, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD is seeing a digital release on May 14th, 2020. Second, we know the game is getting a retail release. What we don't know is when that retail launch is coming, as the press release went with a vague "later this year" statement.

While we wait from official word via the devs/pubs, we might have a lead thanks to a retailer listing. Game retailer eStarland has added Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD to their website, and they currently have it listed as launching on Aug. 25th, 2020. We'll try to get comment on that date from the dev/pub, but I'd imagine they'll keep quiet until they're 100% ready to confirm things.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD Heads to Switch May 14th, 2020, preload available now

Something to munch on

Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc. and Microids team up to announce a May 14th release date for the classic game Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. Initially available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is the classic action adventure game with an ecological heart ported to the world's most innovative and popular handheld, tabletop, and traditional all-in-one gaming console. The physical version will be released later this year.

The story begins with you playing as a Gabbit named Munch, the hero of the Oddest Oddysee of all. Munch’s luck is about to change – for the worse.

How would you feel if you broke your leg in a scrab trap, were abducted by soulless scientists, had an alien device implanted in your skull, and found out your race had been hunted to extinction?

Due to the rich variety of consumer products derived from the Gabbit species, their legacy has nearly come to its end. For the amphibious Gabbit, there is only one lonely individual that survives. However, it will not be spotted where one might typically find such a Gabbit. This one is currently an entrapped test subject within the horrible testing facility known as Vykkers Labs. It is up to you to help guide Munch in his efforts to rescue fellow test creatures. These critters will be forever loyal to Munch and in turn enable his escape.

Once free, Munch teams up with Abe and together they are guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin. They are informed as to how to accomplish their goals, but in order to do so, they must work together. For Munch, his dream is to bring back his species from the brink of extinction. For Abe, it is to rescue his Mudokon buddies.

You can “switch” between Munch and Abe depending on the situation. Using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback to the Vykkers, Abe and Munch set out to reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar.

Oddworld's creator has always hated the 'cheap humor' of Abe's farts

Heeheehee...

The entire Oddworld series is pretty melancholy, and features some really heavy themes. Thinking about what's going on in Abe's world can be a bit depressing...but then you can hit a button and have Abe squeeze out a fart, which makes everything better! Well, it makes things better for everyone but Lorne Lanning, creator of the Oddworld series.

In an interview with Indie by Design, Lanning brings up the topic of Abe's farts, and wants everyone to know that it wasn't his idea, and he has never enjoyed it.

“I always hated the fart. I never liked it because I didn’t like the cheap humour of it but the team really liked it, and then the press loved it and so I went with it. Still, I felt it took a little bit away from the integrity of what I was trying to achieve with Abe.”

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD rated for Switch release

Munch on that

We've known for awhile now that more classic Oddworld games were making their way to Switch. Now we know what one of those titles is.

The ESRB has just added a rating for Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD on Switch. This title hit the PS3/Vita a number of years ago, and is now heading Switch's way. While we wait for a release date, check out details on the game below.

Players guide Mudokon champion Abe, and his aquatic Gabbit partner Munch, in Oddworld’s third adventure, using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback as they reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar.

Experience the classic game Munch’s Oddysee in high definition. Improved graphics and sound make for an even more thrilling ride! Play as the Munch the Gabbit as he hops and swims his way to bringing his species back from extinction.

Using special powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback to the Vykkers, Abe and Munch reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar. May Odd help you!

Thanks to RobRmanX for the heads up!

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