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Shooters Just Got Weird – Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360
|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
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players in over 200
In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass
Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and
Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its
subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission.
Xbox is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
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