Is 2011 the year of the remake? While Beyond Good & Evil is getting a bit of treatment it’s nothing compared to the just announced Abe’s Oddysee HD. Which is currently being developed by Just Add Water, the same developers working on the HD version of Oddworld Inhabitant’s last game, Stranger’s Wrath.
From the sounds of things, the two developers are wanting to stay as close to the original as possible, and are keeping the same gameplay and puzzles. If you remember, the original game was in 2D. So the entire game is basically being rebuilt, as a 2.5D sidescroller.
Now if you go back and play Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, it still plays fine, but the graphics are a little dated. Hopefully the new 3D presentation won’t ruin the game’s charm.