We know that there is a wealth of Worms fans out there somewhere, and so do Team 17 who are the brainiacs behind the simple, but funky addictive franchise called Worms that started its journey in 1995. This is why Team 17 is releasing a brand new downloadable title called Worms Ultimate Mayhem, although it is not as brand new as you may think.
Instead of us being treated to a brand new Worms game, the guys at Team 17 are revamping two classic Worms games to bring them to the the latest consoles; Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem.
Worms Ultimate Mayhem will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and will feature “more single player missions, more puzzles, more customization, more worms!,” says Team 17 of the new downloadable double-pack.
Worms Ultimate Mayhem is detailed as a “souped-up, revamped, high definition re-imagining of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem,” says Head of Design, John Dennis who also promises “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.
So, great news all around then. It also seems as though Team 17 have been listening to the fans, and suggest that most of the improvements were suggested by avid-players of the Worms series. This includes improved camera functionality, and some voice-acted mission intro sequences which should add some extra spice to the Wormy-filled goodness.
Worms 3D was originally released on PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows and Macintosh. It was the first time that the series brought the characters into a three-dimensional environment as all of the previous Worms games still adopted the traditional 2D style.
Worms 4: Mayhem was much like its predecessor and kept its new three-dimensional look with lots of customization features that included the ability to change the appearance of your worms hats, helmets, glasses, facial hair, gloves and hands. There was also weapon creation and a shop where players could use points earned to unlock extra game content like maps, personality banks (voices), attire, accessories and game styles.
Unfortunately, we do not have much information to go on other than what we have just spilled out to you. No release date, and no price has yet been officially revealed by Team 17, but we are told that we expect to see it “later in 2011.”
Are you looking forward to the new Worms re-vamp that includes Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem?