Announced in a press release published on Monday, May 19, Team17 makes a return to the scene with the reveal of its next installment to its long-running Worms series, Worms Battlegrounds –a 2D shooter that’s slated to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the near-end of the month on Friday, May 30.
The game will be available both as digital download and as a boxed copy at certain retail stores, though the specifics as to what definition “certain” means in this context was not elaborated upon–presumably it’d appear at your local video game store nonetheless. Pricing information was also not detailed.
US PlayStation users unfortunately won’t have Worms Battlegrounds available as a digital download through the PlayStation Store until Tuesday, June 3.
According to the press release, the game will be among the first titles to be released under Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, which is a program that is said to enable independent videogame developers to self-publish games digitally on the Xbox one.
The game’s touted features have been listed below, courtesy of the press release. Some of them are console exclusive (highlighted in bold ), but the game will pretty much be the same across the board.
25 single player story missions
10 ‘Worm‐Ops’ time attack missions
5 environments: Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan, Industrial Revolution and Prehistoric with day to night lighting transitions
Multiplayer Deathmatch and Fort modes with online and local multiplayer for up to four players
Stunning graphics and gameplay running at 1080p 60fps
Clan support including clan emblem editor
65 weapons and utilities including 10 outrageous new items: Mega Mortar, Gravedigger, Winged Monkey, Oxygen, Worm Charm, Bovine Blitz, Whoopsie Cushion, Teleport Gun, Aqua Pack and The Equalizer
Physics based contraptions
Over 200 individual customisation items for the worms
DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller’s light bar dynamically changes colour depending on your worm’s scenario. Watch as the light car glows red for attacks and explosions, blue when your worm is submerged in dynamic water and green to indicate that your worm is poisoned (PS4 version only)
Weapon Gestures. Assign up to four weapons for quick select using the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller’s Touch Pad (PS4 version only)
Companion website. Keep track of your stats on the go! (PS4 version only)
SmartGlass companion app. Keep track of your stats on the go! (Xbox One version only)
[ Press release ]