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Oddworld: The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot [XBOX – Cancelled]

The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot is a cancelled action adventure game that was meant to be the last chapter in the Oddworld series. An April 2005 issue of Game Informer revealed a character named Fangus, a buff-looking character who serves as a type of shepherd on Oddworld, watching over a flock of particularly demonic-looking sheep. While OWI did not confirm the game (many suspected it as an April Fool’s joke), the article briefly outlined the plot: Fangus is a shepherd who dutifully wards off predators, until one day, invaders arrive. Fangus is then forced to rise to the occasion, assuming the role of savior of all Oddworldian nations.

Meanwhile, rabies slowly begins to turn him mad, and he must make haste in thwarting the invaders’ plans before his mind is completely lost. A Mature rating (by the ESRB) was expected due to dark tones and themes throughout the game, and Majesco was expected to publish the game for the Xbox. – [info from Wikipedia]

As we can read at the Oddworld Library:

The July edition of Game Informer is out, containing an interview with Lorne Lanning talking about the cancelled game The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot. The article includes several images of concept art by Silvio Aebischer and Raymond Swanland, only some of which have been available on TOGG.

You can find more info about the project at the Oddworld Library!

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Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee [PS2 – Cancelled]

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Munch’s Oddysee was originally intended to be exclusive for the PlayStation 2, however this version was cancelled to make the game exclusively for the Xbox, taking advantage of increased graphical capabilities. However, there were many different features that didn’t make it into the final version of the game. The differences are listed below:

  • Sligs were originally able to climb ladders.
  • Abe was able to hide in the shadows like in the previous games.
  • Sligs smoked cigarettes.
  • There was a giant hamster wheel on which the Mudokons ran to power the machines in the facility.
  • Sligs were able to beat up Mudokon workers like in the previous games.
  • Abe could toss Sligs out of the window, smashing the glass, and making the Slig fall to his death from a great height.
  • The Recycler was to have an LCD screen chart for how much meat and fat there was in the chopped up character and to also show how much of it was useful.
  • Mudokon natives could grow trees by chanting.
  • Mudokon workers wielded chain-saws for chopping down trees.
  • Flying helicopters, probably similar to the Flying Sligs.
  • A scene of a few Mudokons struggling to walk in the wind. In the same video it then showed a scene with an army of marching Sligs. The marching scene was kept in the game, but as a poor quality movie. The sligs are also marching the opposite way, which can be noted in one of the levels.
  • A flying helicopter dropped a SoulStorm Brew vending machine which lands on a Mudokon. The vending machine then fired SoulStorm Brew cans at another Mudokon that knocked him out. The last can landed into the Mudokon’s mouth, forcing him to drink it.
  • Creatures called Meetles were meant to appear in this game.

[info from Wikipedia]

Thanks to Userdante for the contribution!

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