Worms Rumble blasts onto Nintendo Switch next week with a new map

Worms Rumble is coming to the Nintendo Switch next week on 23rd June, arriving alongside a new Space Station Arena map on all platforms.

Worms Rumble is a real-time action spin-off to the classic turn-based invertebrate blast-a-thon. It throws up to 32  players into modes like Last Worm Standing, Last Squad Standing and Deathmatch modes, all playing out on a 2D plane.

The Spaceport Showdown has a new, randomly generated, low-gravity mechanic that slows the action down during battle, spicing things up compared to the other five maps that are currently in the game. Switch players will also get an exclusive Patchwork Bear outfit for free.

A pre-order discount of 25% is available on digital edition purchases Nintendo Switch, with a physical release set to follow on 13th July. That makes the game £8.24 instead of £10.99.

The game first released in November last year for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 – in fact, it was a freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers – and PC, and is expected to also release on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One sometime in 2021.

In our review of Worms Rumble, Gareth scored the manic multiplayer title a solid 7 out of 10. Here’s what he had to say:

Although purists may balk at Worms Rumble, I found Team17’s reinvention to be a welcome change in direction for the series. Real-time action wrapped around the battle royale genre works a treat here when combined with the zany, explosive world of Worms, but in order to become a multiple mainstay it needs more depth both in terms of strategy and player progression.

It’s a solid reinvention, in other words, and while not perfect, it’s great to see Team17 branching out from their traditional wheelhouse. For context, the last turn-based game was Worms WMD which launched in August 2016, which is aeons ago considering how many Worms games were released in the decade before!

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