Team17 has announced Worms 3 for iOS, and the new entry in the award-winning, turn-based strategy game series has been designed from the ground up for mobile devices. The game follows the traditional Worms series roots but also brings some new ideas and features.

There are new weapons, such as Nora’s Virus, Black Hole Grenade, Canned Heat and the return of fan favourites such as the Old Lady, Homing Pigeon and Boggy B and a series of levels set across four different themes – Beach, Spooky, Farmyard, and Sewer. Your worm-warriors are now one of four different classes – Soldier, Heavy, Scienstist, and Scout – each with its own skills and abilities that suit different play styles.


There’ll be pass-and-play multiplayer as well as asynchronous online battles, and leaderboards for the single player Bodycount mode that let you challenge your friends as well. An optional card system lets you augment the abilities and skills of your warms, with a deck of 41 different strategic cards that you can play at the end of turns.

Worms 3 is due for a Q3 2013 release and will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.