Plants Vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Officially Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Early access through a Founder's Edition is now available.
After a leak a few weeks ago, Electronic Arts officially announces Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, set for release on October 18.
After a leak a few weeks ago, Electronic Arts officially announces Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, set for release on October 18. Electronic Arts

After months of speculation on whether it would actually come, it finally has! Publisher Electronic Arts and developer PopCap Games have announced the release of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

After an identity change from the original Garden Warfare label, Battle for Neighborville introduces players to the new titular locale: a suburban region where the clash between the flora and undead rages on. The game still keeps the core mechanics that fans fell in love with, with a focus on thrilling multiplayer gameplay. This time new characters such as Night Cap, a master of the shadows, and the funky disco queen, Electric Slide, join the fray. Battle for Neighborville also introduces Team Play for each class faction, where specific characters can be combined for additional synergy while in combat. However, this means that if one dies, all die.

So far, the game has 11 confirmed maps. Here are some of them:

  • Neighborville Town Center – From Dave Manor, the plants’ HQ, in Sundrop Hills to Zomboss HQ in Pressure Pier, Neighborville Town Center is where your journey begins.
  • Mount Steep – Mount Steep is a great place for Neighborvillians to learn about history, mining, and dust. But the real draw is the Cheese Factory.
  • Weirding Woods – The Z-Tech Factory close to Camp Near-a-Lake is surrounded by Dreadwood’s angry trees and angrier roots, trapping zombies inside.
  • Colossal Fossil – Some of the world’s largest dinosaurs were discovered in these mines. The Enormosaurus. The Tremenduceratops. Even the B-Rex.
  • Daisy Drive – Watching Sunflower battle an Imp from a house that’s been raised off the ground by Z-Tech thingamabobs? Just a typical day in Neighborville.
  • Goopy Gully – Dr. Zomboss wants to plant a flag in Rocky Flats and is starting by drilling a huge hole in the middle of it. The plants must stop him!
  • Loggy Acres – The Z-Tech Factory is under fluffy siege thanks to the plants’ Mallowmortar. Send in s’more reinforcements!
  • Peachy District – Zombies are spreading Signal Boosters to hack the TV station and launch the Brainzcasting Network: “TV So Good, You Don’t Need Brainz.”
  • Ruiny Ruins – What did the gnomes use this ancient temple for? A place to store hundreds of carved stones they accidentally ordered online? Who knows!

Aside from the all-new maps, the game will also include free-roam regions and a social lobby of sorts named Giddy Park. Lastly, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville has six online multiplayer modes with an added split-screen option for couch co-op players.

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