Team17 noticed you liked games, so they put games in your games so you could game while you… yeah, you get the point. Basically, the upcoming release of Worms W.M.D. features a whole stack of content inspired by other video games, either as costumes, weapons, missions or even entire levels. If you ever wanted to know what Worms looked like wearing the masks from Payday 2, your time is at hand.
As well as the Payday 2 masks, you can dress up as both Yooka and Laylee, use a Dubstep gun lifted straight from Saints Row IV, cruise around the map in a Rocket League Octane Battle-Car, or use Joanna Dark herself as a weapon!
The new content comes from games including Rocket League, Goat Simulator, Saints Row IV, Payday 2, Unturned, Broforce, Orcs Must Die, Yooka-Laylee, The Escapists and Classic Worms. If you’re playing on Xbox One though, you’ll also get some new content from Rare – Killer Instinct, Battletoads and Perfect Dark.
Here’s all of those special inclusions, laid out:
- Rocket League – Worms fans worldwide are eager to cause mayhem with the all-new, mega-powerful Tank in Worms W.M.D., but wait until they get their hands on the Rocket League Octane Battle-Car! Soccer meets driving meets Worms. What’s not to like?
- Goat Simulator – Use the Goat-on-a-Rope weapon to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies as the goat swings around the gorgeous digitally painted 2D landscapes using its sticky tongue to hone in on them! Laugh maniacally as the homicidal maniac with hooves explodes, turning your opponents’ troops into worm meat! We also have a pretty cool Goat Simulator three mask set. Because, why not?
- PAYDAY 2 – It’s Payday time for the worms. Stick it to the man by dressing your invertebrate chums up in the masks that have become iconic for millions of PAYDAY 2 fans around the world and plan your attack looking like a total badass. They’ll never take you alive!
- Saints Row IV – The most outrageous, over-the-top action franchise in videogames, arrives in Worms W.M.D in the form of the Dubstep gun from Saints Row IV. This baby can inflict massive damage whilst making pedestrians (and worms) dance. Yes, dance. Team17 is proud, and slightly nervous, to announce that the Dubstep Gun will be bringing the dance-pocalypse as one of our mounted guns in honour of this awesome weapon.
- Unturned – The free-to-play zombie survival sensation, where millions of users try their best to stay alive, shuffles into Worms W.M.D in search of brains! And in homage to this popular zomb-fest, Worms fans can dress their slimy pals in a three mask set and wage war in an Unturned mission.
- Broforce – Coming to the explosive rescue of worms everywhere is the fan favourite Broforce Turkey Bomb, bringing the pain in Worms W.M.D. And that’s not all! The Liberty Strike is a Broforce flavoured airstrike which will rain down fiery hell from the skies. Booyah!
- Orcs Must Die! Unchained – The War Mage and Sorceress have vowed to protect the world and guard the rifts. But sometime after the last great battle, trouble is brewing again. Whilst we wait for the Orc Invasion, we can dress our worms up in this Orcs Must Die! three mask set and unleash the excellent crafted minions weapon.
- Yooka-Laylee – Dress your worms up as one of gaming’s most anticipated double acts with the awesome Yooka-Laylee seven mask set!
- The Escapists – A three mask set from the award-winning 2015 hit The Escapists is a must-have accessory for all wormy wannabe escapists. And if you want somewhere different to escape to, there’s a new mission waiting for you.
- Classic Worms – Ahhhh, precious memories of mutually-assured worm destruction! Don’t you just wish you could re-live them? We’ve got you covered! Unleash the Ming Vase, Sheep Launcher and Kamikaze weapons, get stuck into five classic missions and head into battle in a classic Worms three mask set!
…but of course, there’s a catch. This new All-Stars Pack is only available if you pre-order the game, which is headed to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 23. We had a chance to go hands-on with the game at E3, and – even if you’ve not played a Worms game since the 90s – you’re in for a treat.