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Worms developer brings shooter Alien Breed to PS3 and Vita on Feb. 12

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Worms franchise developer Team17 will release its top-down shooter Alien Breed for PlayStation 3 and Vita on Feb. 12, creative manager Kevin Carthew announced on the PlayStation Blog today.

The game will be available through the PlayStation Store for $9.99, with PlayStation Plus members given a 20 percent launch-day discount.

Alien Breed, an HD remake of the 1991 original, supports cross-platform play, allowing Vita and PS3 owners to play together and carry saves across devices. The game also features ad-hoc and online co-op multiplayer modes for Vita players and both local and online co-op on PS3.

The developer has also added an onscreen map players can toggle on and off, more readily available keys for unlocking doors and an always-accessible item shop. The difficulty curve has been tweaked and controls have been remapped to accommodate the Dualshock controller and Vita's dual sticks.

Team17 first released Alien Breed in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga computer, then ported the game to Microsoft OS in 1993. The game has spawned eight sequels, most recently Alien Breed 3: Descent for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Windows PC in 2010. Check out the launch trailer above for a look at Alien Breed in action.