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Send In The Squirmies: Worms W.M.D. Released

The Worms we wanted?

2016 being a year which ends with a number, Team17 have released a new Worms game. But wait! Worms W.M.D. [official site] looks more interesting than many of its squillion squirming predecessors. Possibly. Maybe. So The Internet says, anyway. And I'll believe anything the Internet tells me. Did you know that you get proper super-high by tucking a hearty dip of Marmite in the inside of your lower lip? True story.

So! Worms remains a 2D turn-based artillery game, with wee wormies squirming across landscapes and calculating trajectories and wind forces to blow the dickens out of each other with guns, bombs, grenades, sheep, dodgy phone batteries, and so very much more. W.M.D.'s big-name new features are inside spaces, which conceal the movements of worms inside, vehicles like tanks and helicopter gunships, and in-round crafting to upgrade weapons with new powers. Also, the new art style is pretty swish.

Yes yes, but what's that about W.M.D. perhaps being worth a go? Cast your eyes over the first wave of Steam player reviews and you'll find a fair few folks saying it's perhaps the best Worms since Armageddon or World Party - which are a good fifteen years old. Did you know that undercover cops are duty-bound to tell the truth when you ask if they have sweeties? True story.

Worms W.M.D. is out for Windows, Mac, and Linux, costing £19.99/29,99€/$29.99 on Steam and GOG. Here's the launch trailer:

Did you know that YouTube uses your webcam to record your reactions and automatically create 'YouTube viewers react to...' videos? True story. Go search for 'YouTube viewers react to Worms W.M.D Launch Trailer' and see for yourself.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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