Worms 2: Armageddon hits Xbox Live Tomorrow

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    The sequel to one of the top selling Xbox LIVE titles arrives tomorrow!

    WORMS™ has been one of the most successful and consistent Xbox Live titles since its launch in March 2007 and now it’s back, bigger and better than ever for this stunning and feature packed new edition, launching on the 10th anniversary of the release of Worms Armageddon.

    Team17 have listened hard to the fans response and have delivered in spades, with cult weapons returning, amazing new weapons, incredible customisation of Worms teams (including around 60 voice sets, hats and more), tons of game options, totally new physics & more dynamic play, persistent fire and much, much more.

    The game builds upon the fine heritage of the 1999 hit ‘Worms Armageddon’ by massively extending the feature set of the original, award-winning Xbox LIVE WORMS and including the favourite weapons & features of the cult game as well as a raft of exciting new weapons and game content, modes and extensions.

    Offering potentially hundreds of hours of replay value, an engaging single player campaign, tons of player customisation, laugh-out-loud multiplayer escapades and leaderboard challenges, Worms 2: Armageddon should prove even more popular than the original WORMS for Live Arcade!

    SENSATIONAL NEW WEAPONS!
    • Sentry Gun! Defend your position with this deadly guardian.
    • Electro Magnet! Attract or repel deadly metallic explosives with this unique item.
    • Bunker Buster! Use this vertical missile to dig out enemy Worms that have snuck away!
    • Buffalo Of Lies! The Donkey’s nemesis, this Trojan Buffalo will cause havoc!
    • Super Bunker Buster! Devastating below ground charge!

    RETURNING CULT FAVOURITES FROM ARMAGEDDON (includes previous WORMS weapons)
    • Super Sheep! Take your fluffy flocking friend to the air! A controllable, flying super sheep!
    • Holy Hand Grenade! Hallelujah! The Deity’s weapon of choice!
    • Concrete Donkey! It’s back! As mad and wildly destructive as ever!
    • Napalm! Love the smell of burning Worms in the morning?
    • Petrol Bomb! This cocktail packs a mighty roasting for enemies. Lob one today.
    • Armageddon! Not quite the end as we know it, but it could be for your enemies!
    • Parachute! A roper’s best friend! Drop huge heights with wind assist…
    • Drill! Dig to victory with the pneumatic drill.
    • Baseball Bat. Whack out enemy Worms for a home run cheer!
    • Earthquake! Can you rumble the opponent?
    • Poison Strike! Germ warfare!

    NEW GAME FEATURES
    • All new high definition, widescreen artwork based on the original Armageddon artwork.
    • Reworked audio-visuals throughout, including all new sound-fx.
    • Fire! Persistent fire eats and burns away the landscape. Hot stuff!
    • Crazy Crates! Start with basic weapons and shop as you go!
    • Fort Mode! Start teams on your own bases.
    Rope Racing mode.
    • Massively enhanced & improved game physics & laugh out loud reactions.
    • Speedier, more direct gameplay.
    • Speak your mind! Massive variety of comedy voice sets with many all new.
    • All new crazy achievements.
    • All new extensive customisation, Worm Hats, voices, graves, dances, colours, forts!
    • Uses NXE Avatars to reflect game status in game!
    • All new Single Player adventure combines death matches and puzzles.
    • Win tokens in the all-new 30 chapter single player campaign to win prizes in the game SHOP, unlock new landscapes, voices, hats and more.
    • Enhanced CPU AI for more challenging single player games.
    • Improved online handling, including host migration for network play.
    • All new leaderboards and leaderboard objectives.

    NEW GAMEPLAY LEVELS
    • All new landscapes graphical types modelled on the original Armageddon style. Battle in Medieval England, Cheese Moon, Construction site and more.
    • 130 base landscape styles (compared to just six on original) for diverse play levels.
    • Vertical Levels! Play on tall, narrow strips or caverns as well as traditional ‘wide’ levels.
    • Mix combinations of landscape type, style, your own game rules and more to create thousands of possible levels and hundreds, if not thousands of hours of replay value.

    WORMS 2: ARMAGEDDON launches on Wednesday 1st of July, at an amazing value of 800 MSP.
     

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  2. KillerWhiteMan

    KillerWhiteMan Burnout Racer

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    I never played the first Worms but I hear that it was quite enjoyable. Is it worth downloading in everyone's opinion?
     
  3. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    I've never played the first one. Though looking at the picture posted it looks like its something simular to Pocket Tanks. Which was an amazing PC game that even worked great on laptop's and mini laptop's.

    I'll download the trial and see if I like it once released and then go from there before purchasing.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea there King. I think I'll give the trial a shot and see how it plays. 800 points for the sequel seems like quite a steal.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yes worms is amazing, I was a massive fan of it on the PC before it went 3D (the 3d ones wernt that bad I enjoyed the 2d games more), Worms Armageddon was one of the best Worms games on the PC so I’m expecting this to be great.

    The first one on Xbox Live is basically a port of Worms Open Warfare from the PSP, which was basically a remake of Worms 1.

    Expect this one to be a lot more fun! :D
     
  6. Trebor

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    Hmmmm rope racing in bold text. Wonder why that is InsaneNutter ;) I'll be buying this tonight, if anyone wants a go on XBL with me I should be on about 7:30 GMT+1 (British Summertime).
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I’ve already purchased it, done the first 17 missions now I’m stuck on number 18.

    Best arcade game for a long time! :D

    It has a mode dedicated to ninja ropes, what more could you ask for (H)
     
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    We could ask them to do a little testing before launching it? Your stats dont work on any other console even if your signed in. So you work your butt off unlocking weapons to then not be able to use them on another console. Oh and even worse, it deletes all your progress!




    Cheers Team 17, this is why your going bankrupt.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Maybe let them know on the Team 17 forum? a minor bug that I’m sure will be patched if they know about it.
     
  10. Dark Scyth

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    Is the game put into dumbass mode when you only play the trial version? I don't even have to do anything the CPU team just teamkills. Its hard to enjoy a game where the way you beat it is just by doing nothing. Also if I hear "just say hi because hello is complicated enough" ONE MORE TIME, I'm gonna lose it! I though they say other things but NO, that would apperently be to much for them to do.
     
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    is this any diff from the old worms. coz i really didnt lik the old worms on the xbox... :(
     
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    Its pretty much the same, though with new weapons and some game modes, more of an addon. If you didnt like the original worms I wouldnt touch this.

    However if you do like Worms I still wouldnt recommend getting this unless your a major fan because Team 17 failed to test the game, just once. Me and insanenutter have found three game killing bugs:

    1) Online play with Forts or Rope Race doesn't work (Surely they tried it, just ONCE and would have found the bug)
    2) Game crashes Xbox in lobby (if they played it for more than 5 minutes, it should have been noticed)
    3) Save Game deletes itself when loaded on new console (You telling me not once did someone who's testing it didn't try it on another console?)

    This has to be one of the worst launches for an Xbox Live Arcade game, it needed testing before being put online to purchase!
     

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