Less than a week after launching a major update, and under a month after launch, Team 17 has announced that new DLC is now available for Worms 2: Armageddon. The “Battle Pack” will include new updates, levels and some nice new features all for an additional $1.99.
The new batch of content includes 30 new deathmatch levels, a new “Warzone” theme, the “Forts Pro” game style and several new weapons and items such as “termites, ferrets and worship statues.” The PlayStation Network version of the game is also receiving all these updates, as well as a new “Body Count” mode. The new content is available as an in-app purchase so all you need to do is fire up the game and follow the on-screen instructions.
So now the major question becomes, is all this new content worth it? When Worms 2 launched we ruminated about how it might fare in relation to the original iPhone game, which was basically a hot mess. We haven’t reviewed the sequel, but numerous outlets have noted that the new version of the game isn’t much of an improvement over the old. This is definitely a disappointment for fans of the series who have been hoping for a substantive, enjoyable Worms game which they can keep coming back to over and over.
In spite of all this the franchise still has its die-hard supporters who no doubt already love Worms 2 and can’t wait to get their hands on this new content. To those folks we say congratulations, because for you the war continues to rage on. Now go out there and strap a grenade launcher to a Lumbricus terrestris (that’s a fancy word for worm) and proceed to blow some giant holes in the Earth. After all, what are worms good for if not firing ridiculously overpowered weaponry at one another?