According to the game series' Facebook page, this is going to be an all-new title rather than a reworking of the PlayStation One classic. Whether the gameplay will change or retain any sidescrolling puzzle-platforming remains to be seen, but details are due to come a little later in 2012.
"We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PS1 title, this is a NEW game," said the company. "It will be getting it's first public showing LATER this year, with a release date of NEXT summer (2013)."
The original announcement was interpreted by most to be a complete reboot, but Oddworld Inhabitants clarified to say the game would still be the original rather than a dramatic new game. The original game will be used as the blueprint, but the final release will not simply be the old code spruced up. It'll be all-new assets.
Not quite as exciting as a brand new game, but I'll take it!
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