Worms™: Battle Islands announced for PlayStation®Portable.

London, UK- September 23rd, 2010 . Worms™, the now iconic franchise from Britsoft stalwarts Team17 has been providing quality gaming for over 15 years, and this month sees the announcement of Worms: Battle Islands as a digital download title for the PlayStation®Portable system from PlayStation®Network this winter. This title boasts several new features that are all-new to the series; an especially exciting new gamestyle being the multi-player focused Tactics Mode.

In Tactics Mode, the player takes control of their very own Secret Island Base made up of many different islands, each island imparting a tactical advantage for the player to use at the beginning of a game. For example, the player could recon a battlefield before the war commences, or snipe an enemy worm to gain the upper hand; each one of the 16 islands available in game can be used to compliment the player’s individual play style. Take the fight online and, should you be victorious, you will have the opportunity to steal an item from your opponent’s island for your own personal use!

Another first in the world of 2D Worms™ is a comprehensive weapons editor. Create your ideal Worms™ weapon, tweak and tune with a multitude of adjustable elements and then take it to the battlefield to lay waste to the opposition! Melee weapons, grenades, missile weapons and airstrikes are all available to create, meaning that each player has the opportunity to field an entirely individual armoury in every match. With enhanced worm customisation elements including masks, backpacks and custom power bars, and an extensive landscape editor, Worms: Battle Islands is a feature-rich and long-lasting game for PSP® that is sure to keep Worms™ and strategy fans happy for days on end.

Martyn Brown, Business Development Director at Team17, says;“Battle Islands is a fantastic PSP® title that is packed to the rafters with features and content, easily the most feature-rich portable edition of the game to date. We know fans have been waiting a while for this and so it’s a pleasure to finally confirm its forthcoming release.”

Key Features:

    <*>All new multi-player Tactics Mode, coupled with the player’s secret island base feature. <*>New player ranking system awards the player with experience points; higher ranked players gain access to more of the game’s locked items. <*>The utilities‘Flare’ and‘E.M.P. Grenade’ appear only in Worms™: Battle Islands. <*>The only 2D version of Worms™ to feature the ability to design and create Custom Weapons. <*>Brand new in-game environments not previously featured in a Worms™ title. <*>Appearance of a player’s team is customisable to a higher degree than any other 2D Worms™ game, with new items including masks, backpacks and customisable power-bars. <*>Fresh presentation theme with all menus seemingly taking place within the player’s secret island base, and all operations handled by the player’s own four-worm strong team of staff. <*>PSP® exclusive - an exclusive‘Time Attack’ mode, comprised of ten individual time-based single-player challenges.
A press kit can be found at the following link: http://www.team17.com/download/worms_battle_islands_psp_announcement_press_kit.zip

Worms: Battle Islands on PSP® carries the following age ratings:

    <*>US– ESRB– E10+, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language <*>Europe - PEGI– 12, PEGI Online, Bad Language, Violence <*>Germany - USK– 6 Jahren <*>Australia– NCSA - G
More information on Worms™: Battle Islands can be found at www.team17.com and http://www.facebook.com/WormsTeam17

About Worms: Battle Islands:

Worms™: Battle Islands. Developed and Published by Team17 Software© 2010 Team17 Software and Worms 2 Armageddon are Trademarks or Registered trademarks of Team17 Software limited. Original concept Andy Davidson. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

About the PlayStation®Network:

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About Team17 Software Ltd:

Team17 Software Limited (Team 17), celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2010 and headquartered in West Yorkshire, England, is a leading independent developer and digital publishing company. Founded in 1990, the company develops and publishes interactive software worldwide for digital game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. More information about Team17 products can be found at www.team17.com.

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