Worms WMD erm… worms its way onto Nintendo Switch
Worms WMD is on its way to Switch with Team17 announcing a 23 November release date.
Its announcement also brings with it new features for Worms WMD, including support for HD Rumble and four-player multiplayer in tabletop and TV modes. It still has all the online capabilities of its PS4, PC and Xbox One siblings and contains added extras like the All-Stars pack containing guest appearances from other indie darlings like Rocket League, Goat Simulator, The Escapists and Yooka-Laylee.
Team17 has also announced that the Switch version will come with some exclusive extras such as a brand new space theme for levels, new Mushroom and Tree forts, three new hats and three new gravestones. That may sound like only a small addition, but for hardcore Worms fans these tweaks mean a lot.
The arrival of Worms WMD on Switch shows, yet again, the allure of Nintendo’s new console. Not only has Nintendo managed to blow its rather shaky Wii U out of people’s minds with the Switch, it’s also on target to be just as successful as the Wii.
For instance, in Spain, Switch has an attach rate of three games to every console bought – and that’s only regarding physical game sales. That’s exactly the same attachment rate as the Wii had on launch too. If you account for the amount of digital games many people now buy with their consoles, Nintendo’s in a healthy situation.
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This success can be attributed to a mix of both Nintendo’s stellar catalogue of first-party games and a steady flow of creative indie games and third-party titles. Already this year the Switch has seen a powerhouse of Nintendo titles, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey all packing an incredible punch.
On the third-party front, it’s been a year where Doom, L.A. Noire, Skyrim and FIFA 18 have all turned up and proved the Switch is just as capable of playing these big-name games alongside the PS4 and Xbox One. A glut of indies, or “Nindies” as Nintendo likes to call them, rounds up to create a rather brilliant Switch package. You only need to look at the best Switch games of 2017 to realise that this is one great year for Nintendo’s console and, with the arrival of Worms WMD and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before the year’s out, it’s only going to get better.
You can pick up Worms WMD from the Nintendo eShop for £19.99 from 23 November.