“Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare” has gotten an official release date from EA’s PopCap Games. The game will be hitting Xbox One and Xbox 360 beginning February 18th, 2014 in North America and February 20, 2014 in Europe. The new release is an action-packed third-person multiplayer shooter that puts players in the shoes—or roots—of their favorite characters from the popular “Plants vs. Zombies” franchise.
Brian Lindley, producer on “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare,” said,
“Gamers across the world have fallen in love with the Plants vs. Zombies characters and now they’ll get to see them in an entirely new light. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare give the series’ fans and shooter players a fun, new experience that they’ll both enjoy as they blast, chomp and laugh their way through co-op and head-to-head online action.”
“Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare” is powered by the Frostbite 3 engine and features more than 10 maps and three distinct modes including two 12v12 competitive multiplayer modes called “Garden & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” and a four-player co-operative mode called “Garden Ops.” In “Garden & Graveyards,” plants must defend their garden bases from zombies attempting to turn them into spooky graveyards. Players can also square off in “Team Vanquish” as they try to send the other team to the compost pile. For gamers that just want to have a fun time with their friends, they can work together in “Garden Ops” battling off waves of zombies on the attack.
On the next-gen console, the Xbox One, the game features two extra modes including local cooperative split screen and “Boss Mode.” With split screen, players can team up with a friend on the couch to fight against an endless horde of zombies. In “Boss Mode,” gamers can utilize their Kinect or a SmartGlass device in any of the other gameplay modes to support their teams. Players have a top-down view of the battlefield and can help out their teammates with intel, health drops, revive stations and explosive artillery strikes.
A PC version will be available at a later date.