Ready Your Banana Bombs, Worms 2:Armageddon Is Out On XBLA Next Week

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If you haven’t heard already, the brilliant Worms 2: Armageddon is getting a HD upgrade on XBLA and yesterday Team17’s official Facebook (surprising considering Twitter is all the rage these days) that the game is coming out sooner than we thought. July 1st to be precise, which is next Wednesday. I pretty much creamed my pants when I heard the news. While Worms HD was a bit lacking, this time around Team 17 are self publishing (as part of their move of complete digital distribution) s0 they’ve had all the time  they’ve wanted to to make sure that everything they want is there. As well as the usual HD upgrade and online play, there are also new levels, new modes, new weapons as well as Avatar integration and even new audio. It also happens to be the first console 2D worms game in years. The best part of all is that the game will only cost 800MSP, which is good considering Microsoft’s recent move of raising the price of games they want to push in comparison to others (I’m looking at you Braid and Castle Crashers).

Considering how fun most of the 2D Worms games are, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is also a great game. I’ll definitely be picking it up next week, how about you? Interestingly, if you read the message, you’ll see that’s initially an XBLA exclusive. I know that it’s coming to PC later this year as Team17 mentioned it in an interview with EDGE Magazine, but does that also mean that Playstation 3 owners will see their fair share of Worms? On the other hand, Lemmings never saw the light of day on XBLA. But that’s just be being speculative.

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