Worms 2: Armageddon dropping onto iPhone soon

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Worms 2: Armageddon dropping onto iPhone soon

Any Worms fan still frantically checking the App Store for that elusive online multiplayer feature Team17 promised last year will get a nice surprise today. A surprise, that is, in that it's not the elusive online multiplayer feature.

Worms version 2.0.4 is a celebratory update, bequeathing upon us lucky chaps a new landscape theme (Medieval) and two new speechbanks (Wildlife and Movie Trailer) for free.

[Update: Team17 is actually celebrating its Golden Joystick nomination, in honour of which it's reduced the price of Worms iPhone by 40 per cent for a fortnight. Download Worms here.]

But what is Team17 celebrating?

Well, it turns out that the esteemed Leeds-based developer is preparing another assault on Apple’s wonder wireless in the bullet-like shape of Worms 2: Armageddon.

In fact, the very first time you now launch the Worms app post-update, a promo banner for the critically acclaimed (on console) Worms 2: Armageddon unfurls itself, suggesting that the game has already been released. Which it hasn't.

When Worms 2: Armageddon does arrive on the iDevices, you can expect a single-player campaign with 30 new missions, a Training mode, a shop, and, most importantly, six new weapons, including the lightning strike and the beautifully named super bunker buster.

The original Worms for iPhone title pocketed a Bronze Award last summer, so here’s hoping its sequel can go one or even three better.

Richard Brown
Richard Brown
With a degree in German up his sleeve Richard squares up to the following three questions every morning: FIFA or Pro Evo? XBox 360 or PS3? McNulty or Bunk?