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Worms confirmed and unconfirmed for XBLA

File this one under "They took it down so it must be true." According to 1UP, a 2D version of Team17's Worms series is coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Furthermore, it's actually complete and awaiting certification from Microsoft. To prove their assertions, 1UP posted a link to the Team17 forums, supposedly confirming the game's existence. It went a little something like this:

"Plans for announcements are being discussed with MS next week, hold tight. The game is in final certification stages btw, yes it's pretty much all finished apart from any last bugs they find. MS has a schedule of releases and we'll soon find out how we fit into that"

It looks like someone spoke too soon (and presumably outside of NDA), as the post has since been, ahem, altered. It now reads,

Tom has a small todger."

So, is Worms coming to XBLA? Probably. Will it come out this year? We don't know for sure, but we'd say not, considering MS has a pretty solid lineup, um, lined up. Worms would definitely fit on XBLA. The gameplay is simple yet addictive, and it's turn based, so you won't have to deal with nasty lag. Anybody else up for some Worms on XBLA?

[Via Joystiq]

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1. Im wondering if this is going to be another one of them birthday surprises? If it is i'll be one of the first to buy it,I still play worms on my pc. So i wont be demoing, it will just a straight out buy.

Posted at 1:44PM on Nov 9th 2006 by KineticOnline 0 stars

2. Fuck yeah! Worms is amazingly deep. The Worms 2, armageddon version and the one right after that were all awesome! The 3d versions can suck my balls...

Posted at 1:50PM on Nov 9th 2006 by Michael 0 stars

3. Amazing title, I too hope its the 2D version. A port of Armageddon would have my *assuming* 800 MS points in a second.

Posted at 2:07PM on Nov 9th 2006 by Highpower 0 stars

4. Yeah, the 3d versions lacked something, but I would so download classic worms! Just hope it isnt valued over 400 mspoints , or I wont bother on principal

Posted at 2:08PM on Nov 9th 2006 by Joe360 0 stars

5. I like Worms a lot, but I think Gunbound perfected the genre. Gunbound for XBLA, please.

Posted at 2:12PM on Nov 9th 2006 by Dracula Jones 0 stars

6. 2D worms rocked the house, no question. As long as it allows upside-down ninja roping, I'm good to go.

Posted at 2:20PM on Nov 9th 2006 by Jim Kane 0 stars

7. Worms is one of my all time favorites, I hope it comes!

Posted at 2:44PM on Nov 9th 2006 by HandsomeTy 1 star

8. I bought all versions for my PC, bought it for my mobile phone, and I will buy it on my xbox360 just tell me when it lands!

Posted at 2:48PM on Nov 9th 2006 by digiguru 0 stars

9. I got hooked with the Dreamcast's version and I've loved this game ever since. Great call.

Posted at 2:35PM on Nov 9th 2006 by KilgoreTrout XL 1 star

10. The only WORMS that has ever sucked was FORTS UNDER SEIGE. Worms 3d [Special + regular] Edition and Worms 4 got a million hours of gameplay out in my garage on the original xbox. Lots of people hanging out, playing a massive game of worms with each other, having fun in the 3d world (it's amazingly deep MP gameplay if you can get used to the camera)

It's awesome, I can't wait for both a NEW 3d iteration and the classic 2d Worms action. I love you, TEAM17! I'd buy two copies on the XBLM if I could!! :)

Posted at 3:51PM on Nov 9th 2006 by hENNIFER 0 stars

11. worms 2 build please! Do not nerf the ninja rope again!

Posted at 4:01PM on Nov 9th 2006 by woejilliams 0 stars

12. Man this would be so sweet if they did release it. Ah christmas day present for free! how cool.
anyway i will be topping up my Microsoft points soon just for this.

Posted at 4:07PM on Nov 9th 2006 by yorkie1990 0 stars

13. Booya! I would get this in a heartbeat.

Personally I liked the first one, where the graphics were not so large and cartoony. The sheep is still one of my favorite game weapons out there...

Posted at 3:52PM on Nov 9th 2006 by King Keepo 0 stars

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