When you stop to think about it, there aren’t many long-standing game franchises left around; or at least, not many that aren’t now pale and shameful ghosts of their former selves. Worms, which first wriggled onto the scene via the Amiga back in 1995, continues its stroll through the 21st Century with Worms W.M.D, due for release “later this year”.
Watch that new trailer up there. Now is it just us, or do the worms – those little wriggly caucasian-skin-coloured things – look like… something else? Maybe it’s just us and our filthy minds. If others think the same, maybe it could work in the game’s favour as being unintentionally giggleworthy. Wonder if there’s some sort of sports car weapon…
Anyway, this new trailer has been released alongside an infographic, which we have placed below for your reading pleasure. It tells you that over 70 million Worms games have been sold so far, for example; not bad at all. Also, there is – apparently – a city in Germany called Worms. There’s an excellent joke to be made there, but we don’t have it. In more relevant news, W.M.D. caters for the solo player but, of course, also offers multiplayer. We’re promised both offline and online multiplayer for up to six players with eight worms each.
Due for release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Team 17 will be hoping that later in the year you’ll bring joy to your friends by telling them “Hey guys, I’ve got Worms!”.