|By Business Wire||
|February 25, 2014 09:07 AM EST||
PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today released Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare, a best-in-class multiplayer shooter that combines the power of the Frostbite™ 3 engine with the fresh humor, wild action and vibrant landscapes of the incredibly popular Plants vs. Zombies series. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare lets players choose a side and wage all-out war on their plant or zombie enemies in a variety of gameplay modes and with a jaw-dropping arsenal of outrageous weapons.
“Creating a shooter based on the Plants vs. Zombies franchise was something few people would have ever expected, but we think the real surprise will come when fans get their hands-on the game,” said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. “While it’s a totally different genre for the series, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is every bit as accessible as the original game and offers the same level of depth, strategy and insane fun fans expect from the Plants vs. Zombies universe.”
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare features adored favorites in the series, such as the Peashooter and Sunflower, along with a new cast of characters including Ice Cactus, Hot Rod Chomper and all the Zombies players can get their hands on. Players can jump into three distinct modes including two 12 vs. 12 competitive multiplayer modes called “Garden & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” or a four-player co-operative mode called “Garden Ops.” An amazingly deep set of customization options gives players an opportunity to personalize plants and zombies with fun costumes, items, hats and more, some of which give all-new abilities to each of the characters.
Two additional modes will be available exclusively on Xbox® One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The first allows for local cooperative split screen so players can team up with a friend on the couch, and the second is Boss Mode which allows for a third friend to join via a SmartGlass device to support their teams with a top-down view of the battlefield from where they can drop health, artillery strikes and more. Boss mode is also available on Kinect for a full screen experience.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is now available for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment systems in North America. A digital version of the game can be downloaded for Xbox One or Xbox 360. A PC version will be available at a later date. Join the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare community at https://www.facebook.com/GardenWarfarePvZ and follow us on Twitter @PlantsvsZombies. For information about Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare visit http://www.popcap.com/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare. For press assets visit info.ea.com.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has studios in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
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