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February 14, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Limited Run Games has a physical release of Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3
This Xbox original has graced many platforms and now comes to PlayStation 3 as a physical release.
Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3 If you missed this game on the Ouya... now's your chance! Yes, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath appeared on their once functional online storefront. But have no fears, Limited Run Games is bringing a physical version of the game to PlayStation 3.

I love what LRG does. Bringing indie digital games to those of us who love the tactile permanence of physical video games is a labor of love. When I discovered them, they were catering to the PS4 and Vita platforms. Switch was added and I was delighted. Now they are taking an interesting turn and releasing a PS3 game.

I've done a bit of digging around and I can't figure out why this is a PS3 release when when it's spanned so many platforms. It has not had a PS4 digital release, so perhaps the reasoning is to go ahead and release the physical version for the PS3. At the same time, I believe the manufacturers actually create the game discs.

Does Sony still want to make PS3 games? This seems like a pretty small run for an older platform when Sony is busy confusing us about PS5 backward compatibility scenarios. So, anyway... Drop by the LRG site if you want a physical copy of Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for your PS3.

Wikipedia game description:
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an action-adventure video game developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and published by Electronic Arts for the Microsoft Xbox. Music for the game was written by composer Michael Bross. It was released on January 25, 2005. The game details the adventures of Stranger, a fearsome bounty hunter.

The premise of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is that the player's character, called the Stranger, must capture wanted outlaws, dead or alive. The game utilizes both third and first-person perspectives. In third person, the player controls Stranger when travelling long distance, platform jumping, rope climbing, and melee combat; and in first person, ranged weapons are used.

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