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The long-running Worms franchise made an ungraceful exit from the Play Store when franchise owner Team 17 Digital deemed Electronic Arts' support unworthy of the brand. Now they're back in Worms 2: Armageddon (a sequel to the XBLA/PSN Worms, and not to be confused with the 1999 Worms Armageddon game) from Team 17 itself. The game is now available on the Play Store... in Canada. And only in Canada. At the moment it's a soft launch for the northern territory, so there's no word on when it will get a wider release.

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If you've never played Worms, it's a lot like the old Scorched Earth and other 2D tank games. You'll move your team of armed worms, each equipped with varying weapons and ammo, in random turns. Each weapon uses a parabolic trajectory, and the key to beating the opposing team is mastering the nuances of the physics engine and the power/accuracy of each weapon. Worms fans, in case you're wondering: yes, the Holy Hand Grenade makes a comeback.

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Armageddon expands on the classic gameplay with new weapons, character skins, and a handful of new game modes, including fort, sudden death, and a "create your own game" option. Online multiplayer is included as well as a local hot potato mode, perfect for backseat battles. Worms is a $3.62 purchase (USD), and currently available only in the Great White North.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Alo

    I'm in Quebec, can I still get it? LOL

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  • Francois Roy

    Make it 4.99$ .. I don't understand where is that 3.62$ coming from..

    • Mike Reid

      $3.49 US converted to Canadian $ ?

  • orpickaname

    Meh... I'd rather play Liero. It's Worms done right.

    • Fly lat

      There is nothing like that in the Google Play

    • mechapathy

      I remember when Worms was Worms done right... *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/vandelay_art Marc R.

    Is the multiplayer live or asynchonous?

  • King Street

    I have always been disappointed by this franchise. I couldn't care less about its availability in the world.

  • JG

    And now I finally get to understand why everyone always grumbles about stuff being "US Only".... Not that I'm necessarily interested in buying it, but still....

  • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

    I think I could use the Root app "Market Enabler" to get this because I live in Murica. Or is that only for incompatible phones and not to change countries?

    • mechapathy

      I don't know how play determines where you are, but if it's by carrier it should work. I guess you could always double team it and use a fake location. Or triple team it and use a Canadian VPN.

      • Mike Reid

        Likely by credit card, or where gift card was bought, and/or Google account info.

  • Funem

    Team 17 were is a British company, so its strange that its not released in the UK first, even stranger its released in Canada first.

  • Cippiri

    never liked the Worms franchise.