July 27, 2011

More Worms? Yes please!


Team 17 the developers behind the worms series announced today that we will get a HD revamp of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem together in a downloadable titled dubbed Worms: Ultimate Mayhem. The title will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and on the PC through Steam. Team 17’s Head of Design John Dennis had this to say in the press release about the downloadable package:

                “It’s been an absolute pleasure getting the chance to revisit two titles that we remember so fondly. In squeezing the entire content of both “Worms: 3D” and “Worms 4: Mayhem” into one collector’s edition digital package, we’ve delivered a “best of the 3D Worms games” experience, complete with 60 single-player missions, 12 graphical themes, 38 weapons, full online play for up to four players and literally more ways to customize your worm and game experience than we can count”

“ As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also taken the opportunity to add high-definition sparkle to the visuals and make a raft of improvements and extra content, as suggested by fans of the original titles: from vastly improved camera functionality and voice-acted mission intro sequences, to all-new challenges and multiplayer maps. We’re very proud of the original games, and hope that in delivering this definitive version, fans of the original titles and players new to them will take the time to check out Worms Ultimate Mayhem.”

This is great news for one of my favorite original Xbox titles coming to life once more in a great package. The game will be released this fall and will definitely garner much of my attention despite the heavy holiday season approaching fast. I will now have the opportunity to dust off my Holy Hand Grenade and prep Super Sheep for flight against all the online strangers. The only thing missing from this already great package is Worms Forts: Under Siege. I would love to see a downloadable, online version of this game in the future. Team 17, you had me at 3D, so would you kindly “shut up and take my money”.

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