Even though the company previously announced that the upcoming Wii game Worms: A Space Oddity would feature online play, developer Team 17 has now retracted the statement and has confirmed that the game will not make use of Nintendo’s WiFi connection for multiplayer-related shenanigans.

Publisher THQ had this to say about the announcement:

Worms: A Space Oddity is a social gaming experience that is best enjoyed locally, in a party-game atmosphere with other players.

So basically online play was removed because the devleopers were concerned that you’re not seeing enough of your friends.

[source joystiq.com]