Yesterday's Nintendo Summer Nindie Showcase was jam-packed with indie goodness that is coming to the Switch eShop in the foreseeable future. Team 17's upcoming Worms W.M.D. didn't make the cut (for shame), but eagle-eyed Switch fans did notice some clues on Nintendo's press site which indicated that we'd be getting a dose of Worms soon.
Team 17 has now officially confirmed that Worms W.M.D. will be coming to Switch via a blog post, so that's all cleared up now. In addition to the trailer above, here is the PR to whet your appetite:
With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and inhabitable buildings, plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons, in Worms W.M.D for Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to embrace the full Worms experience with all the game’s campaign missions, levels, customisations and updates with over 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips. These include our Liberation theme and campaign update as well as the much requested, fan favourite Forts Mode!
But wait, there’s more! The Worms have called in a crate drop that’s landing on Nintendo Switch first, jam packed with a megaton of brand new content.
So dust off your Bazooka and prepare for:
- A brand new theme – Space!
- Two new Forts – Mushroom and Tree House.
- New customisations including three new outfits and three new gravestones to mourn the passing of your portable invertebrate pals.
The Worms’ greatest minds have been working away furiously and are excited to share that Worms W.M.D for Nintendo Switch includes support for single Joy-Con play, local wireless multiplayer as well as hot seat, local and online multiplayer.
So wherever you are, whoever you’re with, the time has come to saddle up your Concrete Donkey, polish your Holy Hand Grenades and re-cape your Super Sheep as you prepare to rain hell upon your friends (and enemies) later this year!
We think Worms W.M.D. will be a great addition to the Switch eShop library. Do you plan to pick it up when it arrives later this year?
Worms seems like a perfect fit on the Switch. Been a while since I played a decent Worms game so I look forward to it.
That's heart-worming news.
Bring on Lemmings!
@crackafreeze It's probably been around the same length of time for me as well if not longer. It reminded me of Lemmings.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Seems like a good pun initially but then makes me think of dog death. Put annelid on it.
Nice, this is the same kind of nostalgic local multiplayer experience as Mario Kart and Bomberman.
Was hoping to see Worms on Switch. Should be an excellent addition to the growing list of online games.
Definitely picking this one up
@Fandabidozi Sorry to burst your bubble but Lemmings is owned by Sony.
Haven't owned a Worms game since the original on the Amiga 600. Finally a reason to be constantly beaten time after time once again
YEY! Haven't played worms for ages, and if you can play online, even better
@Bunkerneath Yep, online multiplayer is present.
Very happy about Worms coming to Switch. It seems perfect for the Joy-Con (not that I ever play with just one Joy-Con).
Day 1, providing the game is actually good.
This is awesome news!!
Sounds like a perfect fit for the console!
I haven't played a worms game in a while though, all I remember are flying sheep and concrete donkeys....
@antster1983 nope. It belongs to DMA Design (a subsidiary from Rockstar) and was published by Sony. But I do not know what kind of contract they have, so may be that they cannot launch on Nintendo platform.
It is just a game that you have to have in your library. Fingers crossed for physical.
@setezerocinco Nope, Lemmings became an IP of Psygnosis, who were bought in 1993 by Sony.
My friends and I loved playing Worms 3D. This is day 1 purchase for me.
It's a shame too, cause they never did much with Lemmings. I remember getting a mobile Lemmings game on Vita- Lemmings Touch, and there was one other digital release I got...
Would be nice to see a full, $30 release with modern design and 2.5D graphics
@antster1983 nope, it was also just published by Psygnosis (that in any case was shot down by Sony in 2012).
@Fuz „have published or licensed ‚Lemmings' games" says the text. That does not mean they own Lemmings, just that they had the rights (in 2010) of publishing the games with the brand and the poor guy did not.
Edit: just to give an example, it is like Spiderman: Marvel is the owner, but due a contract,
FoxSony has the rights to produce movies about him, although Spidey does not belong to the second one. If I make a movie about him, I will receive a letter from FoxSony, not from Marvel.
judging by the comments a lot of old people here, including myself. never played worms on a console but I'm sure as heck getting this
Aw no! 💥
Yes. Is it definite for 2017?
Have only ever played Worms on PC (up to World Party) or the DS (first one, disappointing) so not sure how well it controls with a traditional console, but as long as it's not shocking, this is a must buy.
The worms look less like worms than ever before.
Now they're just skin colored clumps.
N64 and Wii both had great Worms games......can't wait to get it for my Switch
never liked worms
I enjoy playing Worms WMD but it doesn't grab me like Worms Armageddon and World Party did back in the day. It is definitely the best "modern" Worms game.
Sold when I read the article headline. Oh and "Switch has no games"
@Fuz my bad, I have changed Sony and Fox (I never remember which owns X-Men and which owns Spiderman), but you have got my point.
Have not played a worms game in over 15 years give or take a year. Still if this game as good as the last worms game I played then I can't wait to play it.
Might need to pick this one up eventually. Haven't played a 2D worms since Armageddon.
Another solid addition to the eShop.
Like Rocket League, I already bought Worms WMD on the Xbox One (physical too). Not really sure I want to double dip, just for the sake of a portable mode. Plus a lack of a chat feature is off-putting.
Still, it is a fantastic game and worth a purchase if the Switch is your only option.
I never played the PC version. Introduced to the series on the PlayStation 1. The Sega Dreamcast version of Worms World Party is really good.
Sick! I'll be getting this day one.
The Worms series is a favorite in my family! Day one pick-up for me.
Stoked for this. Worms is a great fit for Switch.
Coming in Europe too?
@Eagle9 Given that Team 17 is a European company, I would be surprised if it didn't.
Didn't know that, shame on me. Thanks. And Excellent
Flog that dead horse, Team 17! Flog it!
Omg so excited
Wow, what a nice surprise to wake up to! Never enjoyed the console versions of Worms too much - or too many of the iterations past Armegeddon for that matter, but the reviews on this version were pretty good, and as an added bonus, I can take it anywhere! On top of Travis Touchdown returning and all the wonderful Nindies coming soon (including the new Shovel Knight: King of Cards campaign, which us Treasure Trove adopters will receive for free), I may have to get a new switch after I wear this one out, lol!
I haven't seen or played a Worms game in -what has to be- years. And that trailer brought it all back. I'm interested.
One of my favourite games. Sure be easier than lugging the ps4 around to mates houses, can't wait!
@setezerocinco A friendly tip: if you want to strike out words, the command to use is "del" (as in delete), not "strike". And of course, the second command to close and activate it, needs to have a slash, so: "/del" in between these: [ ].
If this has 2 player car vs. using only the 2 joycon, or even 1 joycon passed back and forth, I can see this getting a lot of play as we drive all over during the holidays. Now I really need to find 1 of those car mounts like in the Switch announcement trailer.
@ThanosReXXX many thanks! I have tried several ways...
@setezerocinco You're most welcome.
If it's priced right I'll buy it. I loved it back in the day, it would be a fun game to play during lunch at work with someone, but it's not a game I'd pay a lot for.
The only time I switch it up and I get worms...I've always like these types of games so I might pick it up.
@crackafreeze Same here. We used to play three-player Worms tournaments on the original Playstation that would go on for hours and hours. Imo the weapon/tool set was perfect. Now there's just too much choice, ruining the simple tactical purity of the original.
We loved every minute. We really did.
YES!! Worms is PERFECT for Switch. This news made my day!
The nostalgia for this one is real.
I used to love playing Worms with my brother growing up through the naughties, back before online was a thing in our house (we came late to the digital age).
Even the 3D games were fun for us, i can still remember all the sounds the weapons and worms would make as they were blown off course into the ocean/to oblivion.
I'm 21 now and I'll definetely pick this up, even to subtly reminisce of the carefree good ol'days......you would swear i became 60 while composing this post 😅
Nope, PC version better. lol
I like how this didn't make the cut for the presentation, but Hide Your Porn From Mom Simulator or whatever it's called did.
Anyway, good to hear. Worms games have always been fun.
Glad to hear that it wasn't an admin error!
Worms was tons of fun back in the days. Just a few days ago I was talking about it with a few colleagues. Didn't even know this new game existed (on PC).
I'll definitely buy it for Switch as it's a perfect fit (even though we actuall played it on PC back then).
@SLIGEACH_EIRE @Fandabidozi Yes please! A new Lemmings game would be awesome as well.
How about Team 17 update Super Frog. Loved that on my Amiga
Definitely interested... if the price is right
Great addition. Gotta have it.
Such a perfect fit.
I love the 3D Worms games but have never been able to get into the 2D ones.
C'mon, Team17! When are you going to release Yooka-Laylee for the Nintendo Switch?!
I hope Team 17 brings Worms W.M.D, Yooka-Laylee and The Escapists 2 to retail.
They'd be all day one for me!
Looks sweet , definetley a purchase in bound.
Worms is coming to Switch too?! I haven't played Worms in years. I'll keep my eye on this one.
More reasons to spend tons of hours on the Switch than on my PS4.
Seriously, my PS4 is catching cold...!
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