E3 2014: Just Add Water Soaks E3 With Gravity Crash Ultra and Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty


Likely to get buried beneath the hype of all the big studios and AAA game reveals, British developer Just Add Water is poised for a strong under-the-radar E3 presence, serving up a two-course meal consisting of a retro-flavored special of the day, and a familiar dish spiced up with a new and tasty secret sauce.

Leading into the show, JAW has released the E3 trailers for PlayStation Vita vector shooter Gravity Crash Ultra as well as Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the HD remake of Abe’s Oddysee which will first be released on PlayStation platforms (PS3, PS4, Vita) before eventually coming to PC/Mac/Linux and Wii U.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty’s E3 trailer emphasizes the emotion of Abe’s story, complemented by the song “Born to Love You” by Aussie singer Elodie Adams (which will also play during the game’s end credits scroll).

Gravity Crash Ultra, scheduled for blast off in July, is a remake of sorts as well, building upon JAW’s debut original title Gravity Crash with these enhancements:

•60 FPS, native resolution gameplay
•New improved graphics renderer
•Particles “turned up to 11”, meaning bigger guns, bigger explosions
•Improved weapons VFX
•Improved landscape and lighting effects
•Better visual effects
•Improved radar
•New logo to reflect the new title
•New GUI graphics
•New “anti-grav” space ship
•Three ships used to give difficulty levels
•Mission notification system improved
•Better audio throughout the game
•Remixed soundtrack by CoLDSToRAGE
•New pickup voice-over
•Create & share levels with the PS3 version

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