It seems that the highly expected Worms: Defeat has been defeated yet again. This week´s Arcade addition is the ye olde Paperboy, from the 1980´s. The Arcade version of Paperboy should be available next Wednesday at 9 a.m. GMT, at a price of 400 MSP. The game has also been enhanced, featuring 12 achievements, Xbox Live multiplayer modes, co-op on the same console and over Xbox Live.
And in related news, Team 17 has issued an update on the situation of Worms: Defeat. Read the announcement from below.
- 1. We´ve been cleared to do a bit more PR, so expect a bit more information. We´re ok to do interviews and such, but the release date is still a little vague until we´re out of the cert loop (yes, that means we´re not… yet..)
2. We´ve seen one review criticizing the amount of content compared to other Worms releases, it´s important to understand that Worms stays within (and couldn´t do otherwise!) the XBLA size limit of 50mb – for example, the data in the PSP, much lower-definition edition was 800mb, or 20X the size. Because of that, it was only possible to supply so much data in terms of audio tracks, voice banks and visual themes due to the sheer size of the latter in high-definition. We intend to and will supply more in marketplace both as downloadable (free!) as well as premium content (chargeable). However, these omissions fail to make a serious indent on the actual gameplay, which is what our decisions were centered upon.
3. Contrary to some rumouring, the game isn´t being held up by any party in particular and everyone is keen to get this to you. Stay tuned for updates and watch the press for news and snippets.
So, it seems that Worms is still in certification and we´ll have to wait a bit longer. Fortunately you can enjoy Paperboy to pass the time, as long as you remember to save some creds for the bigger releases.