I have many a fond memory of forcing small worms to battle for my pleasure. I would have them armed with bazookas, grenades, guns, sheep and all manner of dangerous objects and pit them against each other until I was sufficiently amused. And sometimes, I played Worms on the Playstation. Y’know, just for variety.
Anyhow, Team 17 announced today that they’ll be bringing a new (sort of) Worms game to the Xbox 360 later this year.
Titled “Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, this latest game in the series is billed as a “souped-up, re-vamped, high definition reimagining of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem” and promises to come packed with all the original content from the games, plus new singleplayer missions, more customisation and even more worms to amuse yourself with.
John Dennis, Head of Design at Team 17, had this to say about the game:
“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 customise 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.”
Let’s hope they can bring back the glory that Worms so richly deserves.
Worms: Ultimate Destruction releases later this year. No pricing details were announced.