Team 17’s Danny Martin has taken to PlayStation blog to reveal Worms Rumble – a multiplayer action pitting 32 Worms against each other – coming to PC via Steam, PS4 and PS5 in 2020. This year is both the studio’s 30th anniversary as well as the franchise’s 25th anniversary. For the first time ever Team17 brings forth a real-time version of Worms and the chaos will ensue.
So why real-time? We of course love the turn-based versions of Worms and it’s what we’ve done for so many years. Working on Worms W.M.D was an absolute blast and we’re really proud of it. But we’ve always wanted to push the envelope that little bit further and scratch that “what-if” itch. Sure, we’ve done spins offs of Worms before, but we wanted to go all out and see if we could pull off a real-time version of Worms.
Due to the real-time nature of the game, worms will move faster and you will be able to roll around the arenas at high speed, perform wall jumps to traverse at pace to get to higher ground and away from danger, and dodge those “incoming” bazooka shells and grenades.
Worms Rumble will support cross-platform multiplayer matches.
Worms Rumble will launch with three game modes:
- Deathmatch- This is 32 players battling it out to see who can get the most eliminations before time runs out, and will be the best game mode for new players to get to grips with Worms Rumble, learn the weapons and utilities and hone those skills before going toe-to-toe with the more experienced players.
- Last Worm Standing – In Last Worm Standing, it will be 32 players going up against each other once again, only this time, once you’ve been downed, you’re out! But don’t worry, you’ll be able to spectate the action afterwards and you can check out the other players, or, jump straight into another match if you’re eager to get back into the action.
- Last Squad Standing – Last Squad Standing will see ten teams of three players battle it out to be crowned champions of the arena! You’ll be able to play with your friends on other platforms and battle it out with others who dare to challenge you. We have introduced a revive mechanic into the squads mode, so that if you ever get downed by a rival, your team members will be able to bring you back into the game. As with Last Worm Standing, once you’re out, you’re out. This mode is all about teamwork! Work together, and you’ll have a better chance to succeed and be the squad to beat!
Worms games and customisation go hand in hand, so we are of course bringing them back for Worms Rumble. How could we not!? You’ll be able to add some really cool items such as headwear and facewear, and we’ve also added a few extras in this time, including awesome weapon skins, outfits and emotes! Unlock more and more swag as you play and add your own personal flair to your invertebrate avatar!