More Worms dig into PSP, DS

THQ announces Worms: Open Warfare 2 for PSP, DS coming this summer; game sees worms battling it out in re-creations of historical battles.

Though they have no legs, Team 17's Worms sure don't have any problem getting around. The long-running franchise from the West Yorkshire, UK, studio is growing once again, as THQ has announced Worms: Open Warfare 2 for the PlayStation Portable and DS.

The game sees the wiggly characters battling each other against the backdrop of historical battles such as World War II and of fictional futuristic settings featuring laser-shooting spaceships. The series' trademark arsenal of silly weapons will be featured as well, with such devices as the super sheep and the holy hand grenade.

Gamers can fight solo through a new single-player campaign or take it to their friends in one of the many multiplayer modes, such as deathmatch, rope race, and fort. The Worms Web site will feature leaderboards for those who play online, and customization of the critters has been expanded with team flag editors, a selection of victory dances, and plenty of hats.

Worms: Open Warfare 2 has not yet been rated. For more information, head over to the game's official Web site.

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perfect_chao
perfect_chao

"The Worms Web site will feature leaderboards for those who play online" Online play for the PSP? finally, i was hoping the last worms game would be online.. :D

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool. hopefully the gameplay is better than the other one.

Girman
Girman

havint played the first 1 but this is going 2 b great!!! Worms r the best!!!! They're funny, stupid, and violent!!!!

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Worms are like friendly vampires: They never die, and keep coming back for more. Bring on more madcap action.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Worms + recreations of historical battles? Oh wow, this could be hilarious.

evildraxis
evildraxis

I think they need to add some more dlc for the 360 xbox arcade verson. Some more voices and what not. Those are some of the funniest things about the games. More levels would be nice too.

GrimBee
GrimBee

worms is getting a bid tedious for me now... Especially after playing such games as "deathtank" on the saturn (a bonus extra game). And especially those flash games on the 'net like bowman... I would like a worms game (type of game) but you be able to put an animated image of your choice. For example, you would only need a few animations here and there... a simple sprite is all you would need... and your own voice packs? sweet! If not that - then PLEASE let you be able to record you own voice sample using the ds microphone! how awesome would that be!!

GeekyDad
GeekyDad moderator

Please Team17, play test this one thoroughly before letting it out the door. You guys have the creative skills, you just need to put a little more effort into the actual work. Worms online FTW, baby!

eternalcube
eternalcube

may be another crap since worms armagadom on PC

kyo_tetsuei
kyo_tetsuei

I'm glad they're returning the crazy weapons that we've come to know and love, that we were dearly missing in the first iteration of the game. More power to it, I'm looking forward to seeing the thing.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

This game would go great with the handhelds.

prioritymail
prioritymail

This game is a win-win. It doesnt have the scale for consoles (with the exception of Live Arcade) so it fits well on handhelds. The online multiplayer will make this game truly addicting (like live arcade). So basically what I am saying is that I like worms on the 360 and now am happy to tote it around on my DS

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is a great game for handhelds. The addition of multiplayer online battles should serve to make it even better.

interpolred
interpolred

I've never played a Worms game. I guess there's no time like the present!

rosewhiplash200
rosewhiplash200

man they even have a level editer.... this is going to rock!

deadmeat59
deadmeat59

i got worms on psp there is nothing to do in it. i love worms but i must say irs a waste of money . one on pc smokes both on ds and psp .

1yodsyo1
1yodsyo1

God, your joking, right? Man, I have Worms 2 and Worms World Party for PC, and those games rocked! I'm still looking for the first Open Warfare game. I hope this looks better on the DS!

Screamteam411
Screamteam411

Psh I saw this title and I thought there were viruses rampant on the DS and PSP. I was like, oh noes! That's what you get for stealing all your games!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

online..... thats all i ahve to say .... online and mobile I WANT IT BAD

N4x0
N4x0

Man I want it for the 360

Warfust
Warfust

Says it has online folks, and I'm looking forward to it. :)

bboygamer89
bboygamer89

Cannot wait hopefully it'll be online

ArfenZard15
ArfenZard15

WHEEEEEEEEEE It's what I wanted the first one to be

diablobasher
diablobasher

Always hated worms. But hey, if your a fan of the series this is great news.

Raiko101
Raiko101

2D worms is the best. Much appreciation for the original game.

rodimus_prime85
rodimus_prime85

I still want nex-gen 3D worms. Mayhem was awesome and now I have Live....

RandyRodent
RandyRodent

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Romanticide
Romanticide

TEAM 17 doing this one, not stupid crappy Sega. This SHOULD be good. But i've not got high hopes.

reptilepyro
reptilepyro

worms should have been better for 360... way to over priced.... the pc version of worms was totally better.. but worms is still a great game all around..... -bRaD

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

I seriously hope that the DS version is better than the previous one..

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

I still play armageddon on my laptop, some fans of it have been given the source code by Team 17 and they are making patches for it. There was a patch last month which fixed some long running problems and added widescreen support, as well as larger maps. Well worth checking out.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

maybe this one will be better, sounds a wee bit promising, I rememeber how fun world party and armageddon was, in fact, direct ports of these games would just be better

stubbies1
stubbies1

"Not another Worms game, these are terrible" i agree that the new 1s are but 2 and world party are great

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

as long as they just make enough weapons and options like WWP or Amageddon, it is just fine for me. OW1 was just too... small to make a good war.

kappareign
kappareign

"i wish they wold just remake Armaggedon" me too... this sounds ok though

Nurematsu
Nurematsu

I've always been intrigued by these games, but have never gotten to play them. I hope this one gets good reviews. *pokes the misspellings under the headline*

theragu40
theragu40

Ditto on the call for a remake of Worms Armageddon. That is a classic game, amazing in every way.

Zigmond1
Zigmond1

i wish they wold just remake Armaggedon

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Is this one not going to be complete garbage like the other one...lets HOPE so

Hyper-Chicken
Hyper-Chicken

:? I didn't really like the DS one (crappy physics, barely any weapons) but this might be good. I like the 360 because of online :D

skudfisher
skudfisher

This is the first worms game in a long time I get an impression that they actually tried to do something new and interesting along with making sure all the old favorites weapons are in there. I know not everyone else liked the first Open Warefare but I thought it was ok for a portable version of worms (but not great). This has some interesting new weapons (at least ones I've never seen before) like magnets and boomerangs along with the holy hand grenade, the super sheep, the concrete donkey and the parachute, all of which I've missed from other recent versions. I still think they should try to do something drastically different with the actual gameplay sometime soon. It's been straightforward deathmatches since the very beginning. Capture the flag? RPG elements? Individual worm personalities and inventories? More interactive/physics based terrain and objects on the battlefield? I dunno...something new.

zsc4
zsc4

Not another Worms game, these are terrible. :?

Noobberry
Noobberry

it better be good, i brought the last game, it was piece of crap