Video game collectors can rest easy buying the next installment in the adorably violent Worms franchise. Not only will the game be released digitally, the game will also hit store shelves.
With physical copies of games becoming more of a rarity, collectors’ have fewer games to proudly display in their man or womancave. This is especially true with smaller games and indie games, and even some Worms games have been exclusively available in a digital format.
Developer Team17 announced today it will be bringing its upcoming Worms W.M.D to store shelves with distribution partner Sold Out.
This is exciting news for players, especially those who prefer physical copies. Even for those that opt to purchase the game digitally, the decision to push the game to retail shows the confidence Team17 has for Worms W.M.D. Digital games are simply cheaper to distribute, and most developers don’t go that extra mile until they’re sure it will sell.
CEO of Sold Out Garry Williams says Worms W.M.D will be the best-selling entry in the Worms franchise to date.
“Sold Out has helped Team17 successfully place multiple versions of Worms onto store shelves, and it’s a pleasure to be taking on similar duties with Worms W.M.D. We think long-term fans of the Worms series will appreciate an engine that maximizes the fun of Worms classic physics and gameplay. Team17 has truly captured the essence of fantastic titles like Worms World Party and Worms Armageddon to deliver what will be the best-selling version of the Worms experience to date.”
Worms W.M.D certainly looks to be a game-changer, with the ability to use new vehicles and even enter buildings, both of which are a franchise first.
Players will be able to rain down bullets on the worms below using the helicopter vehicle, or quickly travel across the map in tanks, while also protecting worms and packing some heavy fire power.
Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17, says Worms W.M.D will be the definitive Worms experience.
“After recently celebrating Team17’s 25th anniversary, 2016 marks 21 years for the Worms franchise. Besides making lots of us feel old, we listened to our loyal fans to create what we believe is the definitive Worms experience in W.M.D. Fans will now also be able to pick the game up in boxed form from retailers around the globe”.
Worms W.M.D will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC later this year, both digitally and physically.