The full lowdown on the latest entry in Team 17’s popular multiplayer series
Hi PlayStation Blog readers! We’re thrilled to be able to share with you today that Worms Battlegrounds will be available to download for your PS4 via PlayStation Store from 30th May. You’ll also be able to pick up a boxed copy of the game at certain retailers too!
Worms Battlegrounds features an extensive single player campaign spanning 25 story missions and 10 “Worm-Ops” time-attack missions which are set across five stunning environments (Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan and Industrial Revolution) with new day to night lighting transitions. Multi-BAFTA award winning writer Dean Wilkinson provides the script for the single player story campaign, which is in turn brought to life by the talented Katherine Parkinson perhaps best known for playing Jen in The IT Crowd.
Multiplayer fans will be glad to know that there are both local and online multiplayer battles for up to four players! Choose from two different game modes: Deathmatch, Forts and Classic and either a predefined or customised game settings.
We’ve even added in multiplayer clan support! Create your own clan and choose your own clan emblem or simply join another existing clan and take part in league matches! All of which accumulates you community points, which in turn allows your clan to level up and grow larger.
A particularly cool thing is that if we were in a clan together – yes, you and I reading this now – then we could for the first time, play controlling the same team! I’d take control of two of the worms, and so would you. Just don’t let me down; we’re fighting for our clan’s reputation as the best global Worms clan after all!
The crafty blog readers out there will be pleased to know that we’d added in a Landscape Editor, which allows you to create your own marvellous maps to play upon. Draw out your landscape, place any hazards (mines, barrels), physics objects and contraptions and then challenge your friends to a battle upon your own creation.
In Worms Battlegrounds you’ll be able to choose from 65 outrageous weapons and utilities including 10 awesome new items: the Mega Mortar, Gravedigger, Winged Monkey, Oxygen, Worm Charm, Bovine Blitz, Whoopsie Cushion, Teleport Gun, Aqua Pack and The Equaliser.
In a battle, feeling under pressure and want to quickly get out your Banana Bomb? No worries, we’ve added in weapon gestures allowing you to assign up to four weapons for quick select using the DS4 touch pad. So want that Banana Bomb? Just swipe up! Swipe left for the Holy Hand Grenade, or any other weapon of your choosing. You’ll never encounter the embarrassment of failing to select a weapon in time again!
We’ve also utilised the awesome DS4 controller’s light bar which will dynamically change colour depending on your worm’s scenario. Watch as the Light Bar glows red for attacks and explosions, blue when your worm is submerged in dynamic water and green to indicate that your worm is poisoned.
Thanks for reading and we’ll hopefully see some of you in online battles on the 30th. May the best worm win!