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How Long Does It Take To Beat Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD?

With today's re-release of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, the Oddworld series makes its Nintendo Switch debut. For those of you who are interested in checking it out, but are curious about the game's runtime, we have some pretty great news. Even though the game was released around a decade and a half ago, it still has a decent amount of content for a game of its age.


The runtime of Stranger's Wrath HD was revealed in a new press release from the studio behind the series, Oddworld Inhabitants. While hyping up the Switch port of the game, Oddworld Inhabitants co-founder Lorne Lanning said, "Whether you take it on-the-go or use at home via TableTop or TV Mode, the game's 12 hours of story line and five hours of side missions plays best on Nintendo Switch."

In other words, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD should take around 17 hours for completionists to finish. This is great news for fans of the series and folks who never got a chance to check out Stranger's Wrath. That accounts for a bigger chunk of gamers than you may think, considering how beloved the series is. 


When it was first released in 2005, Stranger's Wrath was actually a sizable flop. In the years since, Lorne Lanning has been very candid about how he feels the game's marketing was handled very poorly. Perhaps this new release is a chance to right that wrong and get Stranger's Wrath into the hands of many more players.

In other Oddworld news, the series is currently ramping up for another new installment. Titled Oddworld: Soulstorm, the new chapter in the series is both a sequel to 2014's Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty and a revamped retelling of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. Though there's no concrete release date yet, Soulstorm is expected to make its debut sometime later this year. Stranger's Wrath HD should be the perfect appetizer while we wait.