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'Worms' Coming to NDS/PSP

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT

THQ today announced an agreement with studio Team17 to publish Worms on the PSP and Nintendo DS. Retaining the same gameplay and unique sense of humour that has epitomised the brand for almost a decade, Worms brings a whole raft of new features and laugh-out-loud comedy to the handhelds.

"The Worms brand is a huge global phenomenon shipping over 9 million units to date," said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, THQ. "The pick-up-and-play gameplay is an ideal formula for the PSP system and Nintendo DS formats and will enable THQ to extend our leadership position in the handheld sector."

"Team17 is excited and delighted to bring Worms to Nintendo DS and the PSP system in conjunction with THQ," said Martyn Brown, Studio Director, Team 17. "Both of these new systems represent exciting new handhelds capable of delivering unique experiences both in single player and using the exciting wireless multiplayer capabilities of the platforms. We are developing incredibly addictive new versions of our classic game for existing fans of the series and newcomers to the world of Worms. It's time to dust off the Holy Hand Grenade and unleash some more exploding sheep!"

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