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Plants vs. Zombies Goes Third-Person Shooter

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uring EA's media briefing on Tuesday, the company revealed a new Plants Vs. Zombies title from PopCap Games. Called Garden Warfare, it takes a new turn into the third-person shooter genre, and looks totally hot in doing so. Unfortunately, it will arrive first on the Xbox One in Spring 2014, and then on Xbox 360 and Windows PC later on in the fall.

The game will feature new plants and zombies with a wide variety of abilities, a 24-player battle mode, a 4-player online cooperative mode, and over 10 unique multiplayer and cooperative battlegrounds. Players can also personalize their favorite plants and zombies with hundreds of unique items and customizations.

"Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare takes the PvZ experience to amazing new gameplay territory while retaining the core characteristics beloved by legions of fans," said Jon David, Plants vs. Zombies Executive Producer at PopCap. "This is a massive year for PvZ with the recent release of Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, the mid-July arrival of Plants vs. Zombies 2 and now with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for next-generation platforms and PC."

Below are several screens from the press kit, and the E3 trailer which really doesn't show any actual gameplay. The concept works extremely well and should prove to be a big hit for the new Xbox One console and beyond. Hopefully we'll have more hands-on later today.

UPDATE: An EA rep said on Tuesday that there will be no cross-play between Xbox One and Windows PC. Bummer.

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  • chicofehr
    Sure an improvement over the mobile version. If mobile games looked more like that I might start playing games on my Cell. Till then I'm going to do ALL my gaming on the PC.
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  • danwat1234
    Looks like a lot of fun on the PC
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  • anxiousinfusion
    At first I thought this was simply a jest. But turns out it's real.
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  • Kev215
    This game should be announced on April 1
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  • Kev215
    This game should be announced on April 1
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  • digiex
    M$ should make the games to be Windows 8 compatible only for PC in order for the OS to sell.
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  • virtualban
    We need the Oculus Rift version of this game! Not!
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  • paul_durham
    I want it so badly !
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  • boulbox
    Lol, when i looked at the title, Freediew just popped into my head. Sounds like something they would totally do
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  • nevilence
    looks like it would be fun
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