I have mixed feelings about Worms. On the one hand they’re one of my favourite invertebrates, down there in the mud. But on the other, well, the game of Worms was one I was forced to play by my chums for almost a year. Every day they would come around and say “hey, is your PC on? Perhaps we could play the turn-based comedy side-scrolling tactics games, Worms?” Actually they didn’t put it like that, they just insisted that I “get worms on,” which sounds much cruder. Those brutes. Anyway, you can take it upon yourself to imagine what playing Worms for an entire year must do to a man by playing the demo for Worms Reloaded, which is available now on Steam. The full game is out too, should you wish to take the experience further.
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Announced today via the medium of media is that Worms is returning. Ten years on from Worms Armageddon – which makes me feel terribly old, as I remember it being played in the office when I joined PC Gamer – it’s back and it’s on Steam. Well, it will be on Steam, upon its release on August 26th. It includes lots of game modes, 4-player multiplayer (both local and online if you don’t want everyone cramming into your bedroom to drink your vodka like we did back in 1995), level creation tool, customising your worm and… oh, more details plus the option to pre-order it with 10% off on its Steam page. The normal price? Eighteen quid. Which I suspect will make some of your eyebrows raise archly. Trailer follows…
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Aha, eagle-eyed folks will have spotted that I missed out on there being an Alien Breed Impact demo up on Steam, when I was reporting news on the renaming and such. That should allow you to discern whether the pre-order bundle, which also just went live last night, is actually worth your monies.
Alien Breed: Impact is the exciting, glossy name for the “heavily updated” version of Alien Breed XBLA remake Alien Breed Evolution that will finally make its way to the PC this summer. Team 17 have these words to say:
“Alien Breed: Impact is now tougher and requires more individual exploration than its predecessor. It features expanded customisability, with upgrades available for weapons that can be purchased using cash looted from corpses and lockers. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, there are enhancements to the co-operative gameplay experience for you and a shooting buddy, not to mention the “Prologue” campaign, which takes players through an updated and expanded introduction to the world of Alien Breed.”
Going to reserve judgement on this until we get our hands on it, but the original was a little disappointing – mainly because the co-op was rubbish. Hopefully “enhancements” will deal with that issue in a meaningful way.
It’s probable that younger readers won’t be particularly familiar with Alien Breed, as the last iteration in the series was a 3D version of the 2D corridor shooter, which appeared in 1996. It has taken until now for Team 17 to figure out how to make a sequel, with two projects cancelled along the way. Having eyed-up the current digital distribution book, and decided there’s a niche for them, the company has announced a self-published isometric 3D version of the game, titled Alien Breed Evolution. John Dennis, Team 17’s design manager, spoke to us about the project.
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