Another World is being re-released…again

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Eric Chahi’s seminal, surrealist adventure Another world (or Out of this world, depending on where you’re from) was one of the best games released in 1991. We’re on the cusp of the game’s 25th anniversary, but that doesn’t mean people don;t want to play the game’s 20th anniversary release again. Right? anyway, it’s being released on just about every console…save the Xbox 360, oddly.

 

According to a ratings board listing at the German equivalent of our own FPB, listing for the game appear for the 3DS, Vita, Wii U, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One in its 20th Anniversary Edition.

That version was released on iOS in 2011 – and has been released annually since, hitting Android in 2012, and PC and Mac in 2013. This year, it’s console gamers’ turn.

Pressed for comment, publisher The Digital Lounge said "We do not comment on rumours. Especially since everybody is now fully aware!"

Another world is one of those games that completely blew my mind when I first played it..even if I did spend the first hour or so being killed by weird stabby, poisonous leech thingies. The game was hard and the first time I finished it still sits in my head as one of my favourite gaming accomplishments. As for whether or not I want to actually play it again? I’m not so sure. the new version does come with achievements, new sound and a few difficulty options.

Another World was great, but Chachi hasn’t been able to replicate its success. Heart of Darkness was decent on the original PlayStation and even did decent business, but doesn’t have the legacy attached to Another World. Chahi’s last game, From Dust was released digitally by Ubisoft, and is a god game in the vein of Black and White and Populous.

Last Updated: April 24, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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