Lock up your sheep! Team 17’s Worms turns 21 this year, and to celebrate the launch of the latest in the franchise, Worms W.M.D, a new trailer has been released.
Promising ‘their most destructive game yet’, Worms W.M.D offers 30 objective-based campaign levels as well as local and online multiplayer madness, all digitally-painted in classic 2D.
New for this entry are buildings, vehicles, and the ability for players to craft and dismantle items on-the-go! The new crafting mechanic more than doubles the number of available items for you to destroy your opponents with, and the fact that one of these is called an ‘Angry Concrete Donkey’ certainly makes me want to try it. I’m just not sure that I’m ready to admit buying the original from a Computer Show 21 years ago, because that would make me very old.
Worms W.M.D is available now from the Xbox Store for £19.99.
I’ve played Worms for a long time. Team17, Worms’ creators, have been gaming for 25 years and they’ve produced in Worms, a classic franchise that has stood the test of time. The latest iteration of the wriggly garden warfare merchants is due out later this year and the veteran developers are ready to show the world what destruction it will include.
Worms W.M.D will feature 35 standard weapons and utilities, including three brand spanking new and shiny weapons. The Dodgy Phone Battery, Unwanted Present and OMG strike are all going to make their debut in this title.
Launch the Dodgy Phone Battery on to the landscape and watch it deliver a short sharp shock to any worms that are unlucky enough to be in the vicinity. Don’t think you can hide behind metallic objects either as they’ll conduct this and you’ll still get a shocking surprise.
The Unwanted Present, speaking of surprises, will explode after a player-determined amount of turns. If you see one, run away, as it’ll be more trick than treat.
The OMG Strike will call in a satellite to fire down a laser capable of causing huge destruction. This rare new weapon is on a par with the Concrete Donkey and Armageddon.
On top of those, the recently revealed crafting feature adds the ability to craft many more new weapons such as the Bazooka Pie, Alloy Baseball Bat, Electric Sheep and Stinking Carpet Bomb. It’s this crafting ability that increases the weapons count to over 80 in total. Personalise your wormy battle with just the weapons you want to use as this will also add in more tactical gameplay.
Worms W.M.D will also feature up to six player local and online multiplayer fun as well as an extensive single player campaign.
Worms W.M.D will be available on Xbox One later this year. Here’s an overview of the weapons you could be aiming and firing at friend and foe alike, soon.
Worms is back with an all new hand drawn style, cartoon landscapes, and bigger better weaponry! As a series first you can now enter vehicles and buildings to add new depths to your gameplay strategies and as always, blow everything in sight up!