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Activision to publish Worms 3

  Activision announced today that it has officially entered into an agreement with Team 17 to publish Worms 3 for multi-platforms. The deal also includes an additional yet-to-be-announced Worms title. The sequel to Worms 1 and 2 will be highly anticipated by fans of the series, as the game looks to be very promising. Worms 3 will fully utilize the power of the next-generation systems and incorporate the humor and extensive environments known to the franchise. The game promises to be highly addicting with new gameplay including bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics.

   "We are thrilled to be introducing Worms onto the next-generation console systems," states Kathy Vrabeck, executive vice president, global publishing and brand management for Activision. "The franchise has sold more than seven million units worldwide since its inception in 1995. Worms' unique humor, instant playability and addictive gameplay have remained popular across two generations of hardware with the franchise appearing on almost every platform. Now delivered in 3D, the game is sure to be even more popular than its predecessors drawing in a new generation of gamers around the globe."

   "With Worms 3, we have the opportunity to strengthen an already powerful franchise and provide the definitive gaming experience within the Worms universe," adds Debbie Bestwick, commercial director of Team 17. "We look forward to forging a long-term future for the Worms franchise with Activision, a company well known for its ability to develop properties in a creative and forward-thinking fashion."

   Worms 3 is scheduled for a 2003 release date.

8/13/2002 Matt Stensrud

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