Ah, so the trickle-down effect IS fruitful after all! Well, it’s more like a sideways-creeping vine effect as PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare finally makes its way to the PS3 and PS4 as an August 19, 2014 release. The game will also be playable on the Vita via Remote Play, although currently, there’s no direct Vita version you can stroll into a shop and buy or download from PSN.
I’ve not yet played this thanks to my pair of dead Xbox 360’s and my not having committed to buying an Xbox One (yet), but now I have no excuse not to play this one and perhaps drag a few friends along for the ride. I like that it’s not a straight port and Sony fans are getting some exclusive content for pre-ordering as well as in the actual game. Granted, it would be cooler if everyone got the same goodies in that came case or download no matter when they buy the game. But that’s something I’ll grouse about in a future feature. I’m just soaking in the happy rays of this news and can’t wait to give this one a go.
Company line press release below the jump for those of you who feel the need for (more) read…
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—May 29, 2014- Warm up the ice blasters, call in the cherry strikes, and gear up for endless multiplayer mayhem. PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare will be available August 19 for both PlayStation®4 and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. More than one million players have already enjoyed playing this best-in-class multiplayer shooter that combines the power of the Frostbite™ 3 engine with the fresh humor of the incredibly popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has been adored by both fans and critics alike, with GameSpot calling it “enticing” and “refreshing,” and Game Revolution deeming it “hopelessly addicting.”
“Our players have already vanquished more than 400 million plants and zombies, and we can’t wait for PlayStation gamers to add to this total,” said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. “They’ll see how accessible, yet deep, the gameplay is, and will get endless hours of fun out of the game.”
Players can pre-order* Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare starting today and get two digital card packs and PlayStation exclusive customization for both their plants and zombies characters including Hat Packs from Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper and Fat Princess** games. PlayStation players will also be able to jump straight into the action, never missing a beat with PlayStation®Vita Remote Play during all their favorite multiplayer moments taking on their friends and continuing to sow the seeds of victory.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare lets players choose a side and wage an all-out war on their plant or zombie enemies in a variety of gameplay modes and with a jaw-dropping arsenal of outrageous weapons. The game 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 competitive multiplayer modes including two 12 vs. 12 modes called “Garden & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” or a four-player co-operative mode called “Garden Ops.” Split-screen gameplay and Boss Mode will also be available on PlayStation 4.
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.
Additionally, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will be at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 in the Sony booth. For more info on live streaming of the game at the show and live interviews follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/plantsversuszombies.
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**Fat Princess only available through digital pre-order.