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Two Tribes And Team17 Team Up For Worms: Open Warfare 2 And More...


HARDERWIJK, The Netherlands, 5 September 2007

Today, Two Tribes and Team17 announce they have teamed up for the creation of Worms: Open Warfare 2 for Nintendo DS. The game, which has been released on the 31st of August, is the latest entry into the popular Worms franchise.

Early 2006, Team17 approached Two Tribes to collaborate on the creation of a new Worms title for Nintendo DS. One year on, Worms: Open Warfare 2 has been completed. The game offers Nintendo DS owners countless hours of turn-based battle action. It is chockfull of features, including double screen gameplay, tons of customization options and full wireless support including online play.

"We are very pleased with how the game turned out.", says Collin van Ginkel, Creative Director at Two Tribes. "After a year of hard work, we really enjoy playing against Worms players from all over the world!"

Martijn Reuvers, Managing Director at Two Tribes, continues: "We have been huge fans of the Worms franchise since the very first game was released back in 1994 and strongly felt it was our mission to provide the best possible Worms experience for Nintendo DS owners. We are confident that players will have a blast playing this game. Literally."

Martyn Brown, Studio Director at Team17 agrees: "We believe that the quality of the title, as shown in glowing reviews at major sites like IGN.com, 1UP.com and GamePro.com, proves that in a games industry flooded with disappointing sequels, there are still companies striving for perfection where possible - and this time, alongside a fine PSP edition, they've helped us deliver a simply fantastic DS version - the very reason why we believed in them in the first place."

The cooperation between the two companies will not end here though. "It's been a real pleasure for Team17 to work with Two Tribes on the recent 'Worms Open Warfare 2' and we would expect our co-development relationship to continue to blossom over the coming years on further titles.", Brown continues. "It's rare to find an external team with so much commitment to the cause and who are real fans of the game you're trying to make - rarer still to strike a great working partnership with a great set of people."

Worms: Open Warfare 2 is now available at your local store and at various online stores.

More information about Worms: Open Warfare 2 DS can be found at:




Team17 are an industry award winning, 80 strong games developer based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. Formed in 1990, Team17 are one of the longest established wholly independent developers in the world and a 'Britsoft' veteran. Developing titles for every major console and self-publishing on most digital-download platforms, Team17's own franchises include Worms (circa 15m sales), Alien Breed, Superfrog and Project-X. Team17 are currently working with a variety of triple-A publishers on both 1st and 3rd party IP.


Two Tribes B.V. is a privately owned company focusing on the development of games for portable devices. Since 2000 Two Tribes has been operating from their offices in the center of the Netherlands.

Over the years, Two Tribes has created games for a wide range of handheld devices. They developed games for Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Nokia N-Gage, PocketPC and countless mobile phones. With recent events like the release of the Nintendo Wii and the rise of the popular Xbox Live Arcade environment, Two Tribes has entered home-console development as well. These platforms allow for smaller games, with strong concepts and high playability, which suit their design philosophy very well.

More information on past and current games is available at:


Two Tribes B.V., Marie Curiestraat 53, 3846 BW Harderwijk, The Netherlands

T: +31 (0) 341 423 305 F: +31 (0) 341 452 696 E: office@twotribes.com

W: www.twotribes.com


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