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Worms Battlegrounds takes the fight to PS4 this month

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Hello , Worms will for free ? , i dont see information about price so.. ^^

LeftMonocle 19 May, 2014 @ 15:22
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Only 2 weeks away. So if they haven’t thought of a price by now. It must be free.

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cant be the original on ps1

Gloom12356776543 19 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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Yes because “Retail too” games are usually free :) :) :)

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Loved seeing it at Rezzed. Can’t wait to play it with my family and I’m very happy to see a boxed version.

Bethany Aston 19 May, 2014 @ 15:59
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Thanks for coming to play the game at Rezzed! It was great to meet you there :)

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i hope they announce the psn plus game soon

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could be free for ps plus.

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i h ope so i love worms i still have the1st one l on ps1 and i still play my ps1 alot :D

CaptainSellers 19 May, 2014 @ 15:16
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Looks great team! Will there be a platinum trophy? Are you able to share the trophy list in advance? Thanks!

Bethany Aston 19 May, 2014 @ 15:59
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There will indeed be a platinum trophy! I’m sure we can share the list somewhere for those who are interested.

CaptainSellers 19 May, 2014 @ 16:41
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Wooo please do :D

Terrordactyl 19 May, 2014 @ 15:31
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Price????

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Have a bad feeling this game be free for ps plus for worms if so it be best ps4 free ps plus ever. but couple months ago mirosoft be only for xbox well that big lie.

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Anyways how can be free to ps plus that aslo going to to retial but than again wish would be free ps plus .

Bethany Aston 19 May, 2014 @ 16:00
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Hi ScooterMix, while Worms Battlegrounds will be appearing on other platforms too, it’s never been an exclusive and we’ve always had PS4 in mind. Which is why we’ve got some really cool features in there taking advantage of the great tech and features that PS4 has to offer.

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Would really appreciate heads-up on the PSN price and if there’ll be PS+ discount. Amazon and Shopto list it for around £25 but if its cheaper or not that much different on PSN to retail then I might consider digital as I’m only gonna have to install it on my PS4 regardless of digital/physical copy

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anyone no when the psn plus for june is being announced?

probably next week

Probably some time after Wednesdays store update.

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i hope its soon usas got announced just

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What is the next PS4 plus game?

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usa only got Puppeteer on ps3 and a vita game

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European_Gamer 19 May, 2014 @ 16:36
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The worms are everywhere…

DanielMeier 19 May, 2014 @ 16:50
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Really sad to see so many people ask about a free PS+ game. Instead of actually showing support for Team 17 by actually wanting to buy the game. This expectation that every game that release on PSN that isn’t a AAA game and there for has to be free, is not a good sign.

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£34.99 is a bit much in my books

@DanielMeier

Agreed

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Could we get a confirmation on the digital price for this game, Amazon.co.uk are listing the physical copy of the game @ £26.86… Cheaper than the afore mentioned £34.99…

But would be good to understand what price difference there is / if there are any extras in the hard copy?

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“PlayStation Store in the US on the 3rd June as a digital download for $24.99”. Any news on EU price?

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Haha so $25 there or £35 here. That is price parity right there!

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then every person who pays for this is giving consent to be ripped off. It’s similar to how Angry Birds was released as a full price game, and people actually bought it.

How much do you want to bet we’re stuck with this in the IGC? More shovelware! I appreciate Sony’s commitment to indie but it seems that it’s at the expense of all other games.

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Gerdermit. The first part of the above comment should read “if this goes for £34.99 then every person…”.

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Please make a New Worm game In 3D with a LEVEL creator sort of a LBPWorms game

Bethany Aston 19 May, 2014 @ 17:29
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Hi Crusher915, Worms Battlegrounds uses 3D graphics (running at 1080p 60fps) but it retains the classic 2D gameplay that the majority of our fans really love. So hopefully that’s the best of both worlds!

Worms Battlegrounds also includes a level editor, meaning you can make your own maps to plan on. You can even add in the new features such as contraptions, physics objects and dynamic water to your maps.

DrunkLemmiwinks 19 May, 2014 @ 18:21
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I think Worms is only good in 2D. The gameplay just doesn’t suit 3D maps – so please never go back to that. :-)

Bacon_Crispies 19 May, 2014 @ 17:29
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$24.99 (about £15) in US or £34.99 here, my god that has to be a typo.

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Yeah, as much as I love the Worms series, and like to support Team17, there is no way on this Earth I will pay over double what it costs elsewhere.

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Not a worms fan at all but welcome to the ps4 I know a lot of people are going to love it.
Also , screw the people who don’t appreciate anything and expect it to be free. Indie is propping up gaming right now. Respect due.

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New worms… hmmm…. nope sorry. Price seems to be a bit silly for me.

But maybe one day I will buy it… after all I’ve spent countless hours playing Armageddon and having fun in shopper multiplayer tournaments. Huh… good old armageddon…. best part of worms, with godly ropes… huh…

Huh… brings back good old memories… huh… you just made me realize how old I am (o.O)

fps_d0minat0r 19 May, 2014 @ 18:19
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Any chance of a PS3/Vita version?

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i wonder if this will be the ps4 game for psn plus

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Pfffffttt !!

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Hi Bethany I’m a huge fan of the worms series since TEAM17 made the first one, I have loved all of them, am i am pleased this edition is a bit more single player heavy with a good story. could we see more worms games in the future? and also could we see remasters of the PSPs worms series? i particularly loved Worms Forts and would love to see it again :D I pre-ordered from365games three weeks ago for £28.99 a price i was very happy with. Roll on 30th May !

how is anybody happy at this price we keep constantly gettin ripped off in this country over game prices its ridiculous.

and im sorry but nobody in their right mind would ever pay more than a tenner for a worms game.

35 quid for a worms game? when are the pricing for games going to be fair this has to be illegal how are americans paying less for games than us???…..sony sort it out… :(

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@ms_pot

If your going to be nasty do it elsewhere…

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Would it be possible to play a local multiplayer game by sharing one pad with other players ?

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