Oddworld: Soulstorm, a follow-up to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, is currently in co-development between Oddworld Inhabitants and Frima Studio.
Soulstorm picks up from Abe's genesis and directly follows on from the overthrow of RuptureFarms and the liberation of his blighted workmates.
Abe finds himself - along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons - without food, water or a place to call home. A delicious new drink brings some solace, but has insidious ramifications for their new-found freedom.
"There was a deeper, darker, and more sinister story that we never got to tell," explains series creator, Lorne Lanning. "Soulstorm gives us the opportunity to flesh out more meat on the bones of an original spine, but re-tell the fable from a very different angle."
"A big visual and cinematic leap aiming to break new ground for Oddworld" is also promised.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is planned for release in the second half of 2017.