Today, games industry veteran, Team17 announced two new and exciting additions to its hugely successful Worms series which will be unveiled at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Mickey Torode, Team17’s Marketing Director said, “2015 is a special year for us as it marks both Worms 20th birthday and Team17’s 25th anniversary. Moving into 2016, dubbed “The year of the Worm”, will mark the start of the celebrations of 21 Years of Worms”
If you ask me, the Worms franchise has been one of the best ways my cousins and I have bonded and stopped talking to each other. Every year we get together around the holidays, inevitably play Worms, talk trash, and remind each other why we only see each other once a year… Every game in this franchises long history has been a go to for party games and there’s a reason for it, they’re a lot of fun!
Worms WMD features a fresh, brand new look 2D cartoon-inspired worm as well as gorgeous hand drawn landscapes. For the first time ever players will be able to use exciting new vehicles and even enter buildings which will add new strategic elements of gameplay to the traditional wormy warfare.
Worms WMD will be heading to Xbox One and PC in 2016 but Team17 are excited to be showing the game at this year’s Gamescom to allow fans an early look at just some of what is to come! Attendees will be able to get an exclusive first hands-on with the explosive game at Team17’s booth in Hall 10.1 throughout Thursday 6th August – Sunday 9th August.
Worms WMD is due for release on Xbox One and PC in early 2016.
Players will be able to take part in turn-based, synchronous online multiplayer matches played out in real-time, battle their way through 80 single-player missions, collect over a hundred weapon upgrades and duel across 5 different themes.
Worms 4 is due for release on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in August 2015.
While at Gamescom, Team17 will also be showing a variety of games from their indie label which will be available to play throughout the show including Beyond Eyes, Sheltered, Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE, Penarium and Team17 developed title The Escapists The Walking Dead.