April 19, 2007 - After rumours that a sequel to Open Warfare was heading to DS and PSP, THQ has confirmed the Worms are making a return to handhelds this summer and, more interestingly, both games are set to feature an online multiplayer mode.

Predictably titled http://psp.ign.com/objects/897/897875.html, the game's Wi-fi multiplayer mode allows players to compete across the globe and battle stats are then updated to leaderboards on the Open Warfare 2 website, so you can easily see how you compare to other Wormers. As yet the number of simultaneous online players competing in a single game has yet to be announced.

As well as the multiplayer mode the sequel also has plenty of new customisation options, including a level editor, team flags, tombstones and even victory dances for the worms. Here's hoping the Funky Gibbon is included in the dances.

Meanwhile, for the single-player Team 17 is lining up a host of new modes like Rope Race, Fort, Puzzle and Campaign. A firing range lets players try out the destructive nature of new weapons such as the Bunker Buster or Buffalo of Lies and classics like the Super Sheep, Concrete Donkey and the Holy Hand Grenade. Hallelujah!

We'll bring you more information on Worms: Open Warfare 2 in the near future.

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