Worms 2020

Ever since the first title released back in 1995, Worms has been a truly iconic tactics game. Developed by British studio Team17, it sees players battle each other to the death on deformable landscapes with various wacky weapons. We haven’t had a new Worms game since 2016, but it looks like that will change soon.

In a new teaser trailer on their official YouTube account, Team17 has officially confirmed a 2020 Worms game. As with most teaser trailers, it doesn’t provide many useful details, but there are a few potential takeaways. Most notably, the worm in the trailer is 3D, rather than the usual 2D.

Return of the Worms

If Worms 2020 did end up being a 3D title, it would be the first in the series since 2011’s Ultimate Mayhem. Of course, this shouldn’t be taken as anything more than speculation. It’s very possible this was just a design choice for the trailer and that the final product is another traditional 2D game instead.

Additionally, a counter-argument to the 3D theory is that the trailer focuses on the past 2D titles. It would be a strange decision to showcase the franchise’s signature 2D titles and then announce a 3D tactics game instead. If they were going to do that, surely the likes of Worms 3D and Mayhem would have been better options.

Otherwise, a tweet from Team17’s Twitter does point to some classic Worms weapons. It appears many old-school items such as the Bazooka and Sheep will make a return. In one way or another, they’ll apparently appear as “never seen before,” though that could just be generic PR talk. Alternatively, perhaps Team17 will take a gamble with Worms 2020 and try something different. It’s difficult to say.

Regardless of what Worms 2020 ends up being, it’ll probably be a solid game. If its game catalog is anything to go by, Team17 doesn’t tend to disappoint. Hopefully, we’ll get some more meaningful information in the near future.

Kurt Perry
Kurt is a passionate games critic who has a particular love for JRPGs, racing games, and platformers. Once a dedicated console gamer, Kurt moved across to PC three years ago and hasn't looked back since.

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