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30 Oct 2007, 22:03
Worms: A Space Oddity will feature:

Polished Graphics
A smattering of new weapons (sadly, no screenshots of the weapons panel :()
Online Multiplayer
More Speechbanks
New motion-sensitive control system (explained later), as well as a "classic" option
Space setting (obviously :p)
Single player storyline envolves the worms being lost in space and needing to get back to earth, passing a variety of different planets on the way featuring all kinds of worm-related aliens. (30 missions and 15 training)
6 new mini-games
"Team 17 has worked hard to incorporate Wii-specific motion controls without making the game seem too gimmicky."
Classic controls as mentioned earlier (unclear whether this will use the Wii Remote or Classic controller, and whether control setting in online modes will be person-dependant, scheme-dependant or fixed to one or the other)
Examples of controls avaliable:
Pull back arm + pitch forward, the strength of the shot being how fast you pitched forward, to fling a grenade
To detonate dynamite, hold the remote horizontally like a plunger and push, the harder you push the larger the explosion

"How's it shaping up?" box:
"On the one hand, it's Worms - that's great by anyone's standards. On the other though, it's been tailored specifically for the Wii and had the intensity cranked up to 11. Its online multiplayer could make it essential."

CONFIRMED WEAPONS (will put in another thread):
'Zook (screenshot caption from ONM)
'nade (In the ONM article)
Dynamite (ONM Screenshot caption and article)
Dropship (John Dennis interview and http://wii.ign.com/articles/818/818224p2.html , similar to the concrete donkey)
Blaster (ditto)
Something that lookes like alien abduction (ONM screenshot) EDIT: Wait, from the trailer it actually shoots bullets.
Some lazer-sighted gun weapon (ONM Screenshot)
Some weird blue grenade look-alike (http://media.wii.ign.com/media/960/960194/img_4857533.html)
"Astro Punch" (said to be similar to firepunch) (http://wii.ign.com/articles/818/818224p2.html)
Guided missile (like homing missile but lets you draw a path, http://wii.ign.com/articles/818/818224p2.html)
Skip go (IGN screenie)
mine (ditto)
Something that looks like a bull (ditto)
Jetpack (http://wiionly.nl/nieuwsitem.php?nid=3527)
Will add more when confirmed. Add a post if you think you see one.
EDIT: I am no longer updating the list in this post. Go to http://forum.team17.co.uk/showthread.php?p=619956 for the most updated list.

30 Oct 2007, 22:05
Wow, yes, this is a really interesting thread, isn't it?

31 Oct 2007, 09:03
Shut up Plasma, contribute or just don't post.

31 Oct 2007, 13:41
OK, I'm not tired any more, so I'm gonna edit my first post now. I may take a while, so if you're on now be patient!

31 Oct 2007, 14:28
First post edited! (I did this so it would appear as unread again)

1 Nov 2007, 07:27
Will this game also released for the PC, or just Wii?

1 Nov 2007, 11:32
Will this game also released for the PC, or just Wii?
Just the Wii. But T17 are still working on a PC worms anyway.