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Worms finally arrives next week


Oh, saints be praised! For that matter, let's just praise everyone. Worms, the most anticipated Live Arcade game, like, ever, is finally, finally headed for release. That's right, and we've got a big fat press release in our inbox to prove it. Worms will debut next Wednesday, right smack in the middle of GDC. The game will be available for 800 points. Now that Worms has finally made it out of the twisted, Lovecraftian realm of certification, we're not really sure what to do. What the hell do we complain about now? Airline food?

Who knows. The point is that Worms is out next week. Which reminds us ... we have a score to settle.

Worms have evolved and are taking no prisoners! Team17 Software Ltd. brings its popular "Worms" franchise to Xbox Live® Arcade, delivering the first turn-based strategy game to the platform. "Worms" will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360™ beginning Wednesday, March 7 at 0800 GMT (1 a.m. PST).

"Worms" is a cleverly balanced turn-based strategy game in which teams of heavily armed worms battle across bizarre, randomly generated landscapes for supremacy. Each team takes turns picking off opposing team members using crazy weapons, tools and other utilities along with whatever foul strategies they can devise. The simple and cute appearance belies the deep strategy of a game that is easy to play but difficult to master.

"Worms" will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft® Points.

GAME FEATURES

· A mix of strategy and arcade action that, although simple to understand, contains real depth and massive replayability

· Turn-based multiplayer action for up to four players locally or over Xbox Live*

· An assortment of game options:

o Landscape on which to do battle

o Turn and round times

o Starting weapon arsenal for each team

· Three detailed tutorials to introduce the mechanics to first-time players

· Twenty increasingly difficult single-player challenges

· Three graphical themes for play

· A random landscape generator to ensure that no two landscapes are ever the same

· Twenty-two weapons and utilities to deploy against your enemies

· Many customizable elements, including what worms and teams are named, what worms say, and which gravestone they have when they die

· High-definition visuals and many graphical improvements throughout the game

· Twelve achievements

· Weekly, monthly and overall leaderboards

WHERE CAN I GET IT?

You can download "Worms" beginning Wednesday, March 7, at 0800 GMT/1 a.m. PST on Xbox Live Arcade.

"Worms" will be available for 800 Microsoft Points, and rated E10+, Mild Cartoon Violence.

More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade.

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1. yes finally its here!! did they hear our cries?? no they just saw the opportunit for more money, but hell i'll bite, worms kicks ass.

now when is Castlevania SOTN coming???

Posted at 9:45AM on Mar 2nd 2007 by nonrandomhero

2. You need look no further than all of the complaints that will begin about what was included in the game and what was no included in the game.

Posted at 10:02AM on Mar 2nd 2007 by SmartriX

3. Can't wait for this one

Posted at 11:51AM on Mar 2nd 2007 by Boomhauer

4. Now we complain about a lack of Catan. In the recent Joystiq interview, Brian Reynolds noted that they only just sent a build in for certification. So I'm sure we'll see that around winter. =p

All poking fun of the XBLA certification process aside, ZOMG WORMS! WOO-HOO!

Posted at 12:23PM on Mar 2nd 2007 by TxdoHawk

5. FINALLY! I was happy to see AH last week, but I've been waiting for what seems to be forever for Worms. Oh this is great news! WOOT!

Posted at 3:10PM on Mar 2nd 2007 by turkatron64

6. w00t!

Posted at 12:30AM on Mar 3rd 2007 by Andre

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