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Oddworld Stranger's Wrath Ships for Xbox

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Posted by Allison on January 25, 2005 11:21 AM
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Every once in a great while a video game sneaks up on me from out of nowhere. Oddworld Stranger's Wrath is one of these games. I'd seen it mentioned here and there, but I had no idea it was near ready to ship, nor did I know that EA was the publisher of this title. I have only played Oddworld Munch's Oddysee (published by Microsoft Gaming Studios), and that was when the Xbox first came out. At the time I thought it was pretty, but I wasn't too impressed with the gameplay of it. It was fine, but I had more pressing Xbox games to attend to. Now, having read the press release announcing the shipment, and Team Xbox's review of the game (which shares my disappointment of Munch's Oddysee), I think it's fair to say I'm excited about this release. I love it when surprising news is good news.

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EA Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2005--Rustle up some "live" ammo and head out to Dead Hen's Pass for some serious bounty hunting! ... Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company today announced that Oddworld Stranger's Wrath(TM), the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Oddworld series, has begun to ship to retail outlets for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft.

One of the most anticipated titles of 2005, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath takes the series in a new direction, combining first and third person gameplay with signature Oddworld humor and storytelling. Oddworld Stranger's Wrath challenges players to step into the role of the Stranger, a mysterious bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah. Using an innovative weapons system that gives a whole new meaning to "live" ammo, players will use creatures from the surrounding environments as ammunition to bag the ultimate bounty. With massive environments, devious opponents and hostile challenges along the way, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath brings players a game experience that can only be found in the Oddworld Universe.

Developed by Oddworld Inhabitants, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for the Xbox is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99. More information can be found on the game's web site at www.oddworld.ea.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003, EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.info.ea.com.

About Oddworld Inhabitants

Formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants(R) (www.oddworld.com) is dedicated to creating the next generation of interactive entertainment. Its unique facility in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has attracted top video game and animation talent from all over the world.

Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and EA GAMES are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Oddworld Inhabitants and Oddworld Stranger's Wrath are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft and Xbox are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.









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