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Worms 3D Coming to the Mac! [Update]
9:51 AM | Johan HansÚn | Comment on this story

Following up on the news earlier this week that talks were being held considering a Mac version of the upcoming party blaster Worms 3D by Team 17, the official Worms 3D site has gotten a slight update. Now it features an Apple logo on the front page, together with the PC, PS2, GameCube and Xbox logotypes. While no announcement has been made yet, the Worms 3D page clearly states that the game is being developed for Macintosh as well as the other systems.

If you for some reason never played Worms, it is a turn-based strategical ballistic shooter where you control your team of worms that is doing their best to kill the opposing forces of worms. You have to consider wind and terrain when aiming your weapons of destruction against the enemy; a slight mistake might blow up one of your own worms instead. The original game delivered tons of fun features and the list has only grown bigger with the sequels.

Worms 3D will bring a lot of new additions to the series as well:

  • All new missions, play modes, 'Wormpot' modes, training, and challenge modes. All new challenges and all new game structure.

  • A more immersive single player experience based on unlocking challenges, secret missions, sound sets and landscapes.

  • A choice of camera modes :: 1st person to look around, and blimp view for a strategic overview of the situation.

  • Environmental conditions such as rain, snow, night and day add to the strategic decisions facing the players.

  • Randomly-generated, and fully deformable landscape, all in true 3D.

  • The inclusion of the 'Wormopedia' and the gallery allow the player to peruse their achievements and view the story behind some of the 'Worms' legends.

  • All new artificial intelligence, sound effects, music, interface, and much, much more.
  • Since no information has been revealed yet, we do not know who will publish the Mac version. The PC and console versions will be published by SEGA. We will keep you informed as more information about the Mac version is made public.

    [Update]: The Apple logo was removed from the Worms3D website early this morning and added the statement "No Mac version is planned".

    [Update 2]: The Apple logo is now back up on the Worms 3D website and there is also an Apple logo on the game information on Team17's webpage.

    An IMG Reader emailed the Team 17 webmaster this morning regarding the removed logo. According to the webmaster, they accidently ran a script that put an older version of the web site up and that's why the Apple logo disappeared. The webmaster went on to say "All is ok now". In other words, there WILL be a Mac version.

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