EA's "weird" shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare hits PC June 24

Electronic Arts announces release date for PC version of PopCap's new multiplayer shooter.

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The PC version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare--PopCap Games' "weird" shooter--will launch on June 24, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. The game will be available through Origin and other retailers, the company said.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare originally launched for Xbox 360 and Xbox One in February and EA just recently announced that microtransactions are coming to the game starting this week.

The standard $30 PC version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare includes the main game and the previously released Garden Variety and Zomboss Down DLC. You can also buy a $35 digital deluxe version (exclusive to Origin) that includes 80,000 in-game coins and a custom accessories pack, as well as two preorder packs if you decide to reserve the game early.

EA has not yet disclosed the PC requirements for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, so you'll need to wait a little while longer to find out if your rig is beefy enough to run it. For more on Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, check out GameSpot's review.

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Discussion

35 comments
TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

'' do you want to play a game''.............NO.


'' why ''..............EA, thats why

ACMC85
ACMC85

Guys, PvZ2 was free. So they are trying to make some more money with the franchise. I am going to see it as a way to easier troll cheap players online. LOL, I am better because I have the better gun and I am going to make sure you know it. Laughing at this alone justifies the price.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

So is PvZ GW a semi exclusive or will it come out for PS4?


Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Now with pay to win microtransactions!  Aren't you excited!

Link3301
Link3301

I pretty much lost interest after EA announced microtransactions for this game.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

I love this game, However right now, it seems that the zombies have more powerful weapons , specifically the foot soldier and the football player.

rasterror
rasterror

I love this game. It's different and funny but also very competitive.

Hurvl
Hurvl

PC release - good. MP only - bad. If I wanted to play a Plants vs Zombies game I would just play the original PvZ.

shinrae5
shinrae5

You can definitely tell who has played the game and who is just running along with the hate train by the focus of one's post.

As for the "hate anything with micros" crowd, it's a growing trend which will keep on growing.

Sony (the most beloved and cherished company based on net reaction to various articles) is proudly championing that too. They have several f2p games that make money from micros and are making more (like h1z1).

As long as micros are done right, it hurts no gamer and benefits the company, no one loses.

PvZ's gameplay and competitive field will not be shaken by micros. Those who have played it know this.

Saidrex
Saidrex

30$ game with mandatory microtransactions (if you don't want to lose all the time to other p2w players). Next gen is awesome, already hearing my wallet screaming in pain.

bojan_sokol
bojan_sokol

I thought this was F2P? and microtransactions also?? greedy

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

EA is infested with zombies... I dont trust zombies!

pohman
pohman

it is a different skin of team fortress 2 so i will not buy it 

wookiegr
wookiegr

DING DING DING... micro-transactions! POW WIZ BANG

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

Fantastic game, hope PC guys enjoy it, though I'm sure they will. Didn't realize how much my library needed a light-hearted shooter until I had it. Definitely a welcomed change of pace. Still playing this game every day, surprisingly deep and addictive. Not to mention that I clean up (flowers)

playstationzone
playstationzone

so EA Games Skip PS3,PS4,WILLU anyways  EA Games wont be around much longer.

ACMC85
ACMC85

@Thanatos2k I kind of am. Normally I hate it, but being Plant Vs. Zombies 2 was free and I enjoy the heck out of the series. I don't mind them making a few dollars. Being able to troll other players, because they were being cheap is going to be awesome online. 

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

@spartanx169x  Zombies are built for offensive actions the plants are more defence focused and holding the line. But I do agree the plants need some better primary attacks. 

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@spartanx169x Peashooter is no slouch. With sprint + beanbomb and the gattling, I find I can usually take on both footsoldiers and football players no problem. The 25hp damage means usually 4 solid hits for a kill.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@Saidrex mandatory? lol. May want to investigate the definition of that word. I've earned tons by just playing, still not as much as some, but I kick ass none the less. People always hate what they cant play.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@bojan_sokol Pay up front + microtransactions, I guess that's the "weird" part of this shooter :P.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

You are aware that PC gained more money through games than the consoles?

So, EA games isn't going to die out anytime soon for not being on the playstation or Wii U.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@origkillmachine @spartanx169xI have seen both the foot soldier and the football player take on 3 plants and win multiple times. And I'm no slouch at shooting . I play almost every popular shooter out there and I'm usually at the top of the leaderboards. With this game, I can rule with the zombies, with the plants I'm at the lower middle. I also have serveral friends that are playing  it and we can all see its not balanced right now.

shinrae5
shinrae5

Many companies pay for timed or exclusive content - do you think games like deep down are headed to the ps4 due to love, or extra missions in games like watch dogs are done without any form of incentive?

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@spartanx169x @origkillmachineIt's not hard to peg someone on a rooftop from across the map with the peashooter. Drop is negligable. And once you are gettin ghit by the footsoldier, it's easy to step aside with time to spare. One shot from a pea and you are already hurting.


I find it balanced, is all.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

@origkillmachine @RC-Sev @Saidrex  Well, from my experience with other MMOs, I can say that they are pretty hard to stay on par with. But PvZ may be different, I can't say for sure since I haven't played it.