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JAW to relaunch Oddworld

Yorkshire studio working on "multiple projects across multiple platforms"

UK developer Just Add Water is to release several games based upon the Oddworld IP.

The Yorkshire studio has been working on the projects for the last year, and promises "multiple platforms" for its relaunch of the sci-fi/comedy series, featuring "all your favourite characters."

The developer has been working "extremely closely" with original creator Oddworld Inhabitants. "To work with the team at Oddworld has been amazing; being able to tap the minds of Lorne Lanning, Sherry McKenna and others has been fantastic,” said Just Add Water’s managing director Stewart Gilray.

"We’re all extremely excited to breathe life into the Oddworld universe and indeed to let it breathe life into us."

JAW's only release to date is PSN and PSP arcade shooter Gravity Crash, but individually its team members have worked on 40 games over the last two decades.

The Oddworld series has slumbered since 2005's original Xbox title Stranger's Wrath, although a re-release of the entire series to date is promised for PC (via Steam) later this year.

Further details on JAW's new Oddworld projects are promised over "the coming weeks and months."

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