Team 17 announced Worms Crazy Golf, an upcoming PSN, Steam, and iOS release. A mixture of the screwball strategy classic 2D Worms, and golf, not many could say they saw this coming.
“Who could have known that two of our favourite things would work so well together?” says Team 17 Head of Design John Dennis in the press release. “While probably not an obvious combination, Worms Crazy Golf is an irreverent mash-up of our own turn-based strategy game “Worms” and everyone’s favorite turn-based game of ‘hitting little balls with sticks’.”
There are a hefty amount of returning weapons and gear despite the new setting: sheep, old woman, mole, magnets and mines among others. Expect it to be far from a typical golf game, however, as the level design is described as “increasingly puzzling” while there will be many obstacles, such as castles that teleport your ball, cannons that shoot it across the level, and “obstructive comedy bats.”
The game will retain its 2D format similar to the Worms Armageddon format, after an attempt to go 3D flopped.
“We’ve had a great deal of fun playing the game in multiplayer during development,” Dennis continues in the press release, “and with four-player social multiplayer support, it has all the hallmarks of the “Worms” brand: the trash-talking, pressure to make the shot, terribly unhelpful ‘advice’ from opponents, and often hilarious consequences when that risky shot that could have won the game goes terribly wrong. If players get half as much enjoyment out of it as we’ve already had, then we’ll be very, very happy.”
Despite its Apple, PlayStation, and Steam release plans for later this year Worms Crazy Golf has not had an Xbox 360 announcement.