It’s a pretty thorough remake.
The remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey (titled New ‘n’ Tasty!) will be a pretty extensive one, as remakes go. Polygon reports that the new game will have a completely overhauled soundtrack, alongside an all new voice actor and new sound effects to boot.
“What we’re doing with New ‘n’ Tasty is re-doing the original music, keeping to the same style and feel as the original,” the game’s audio engineer Mike Taylor said. “The cut-scenes in the game are all brand new, and are being re-made from the ground up, so we’re getting new music written and rewritten for those scenes by Michael Bross.”
The developers talked about how it was impossible to use the same assets for the music that the original game used, and how they would not have used them even if they could, because of changing standards for acceptable sound quality.
“We did find some voice samples, but not at CD quality, and with very limited variations,” Taylor explained. “There was only one voice for the Mudokon Slave, for example — the sound was pitch-shifted up or down depending on environment and location!”
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty releases in 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PC.