Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare confirmed

PopCap Games reveals third-person multiplayer action game for Xbox One and Xbox 360; powered by Frostbite 3.

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Electronic Arts today announced Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, an all-new third-person multiplayer action game. The announcement came as part of EA's E3 2013 media briefing.

The game will launch first on Xbox One, followed by a release for the Xbox 360. It is powered by the Frostbite 3 game engine, which also is behind games like Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare first surfaced via images leaked out of the Los Angeles Convention Center yesterday.

EA also announced Peggle 2 today during its briefing. It will launch later this year.

Discussion

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Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

Well, I'll just have to wait until it comes out for PS 3 or 4.

Leboyo56
Leboyo56

I hope Grass Effect and Dead Face are still real as well, lol. And when I was at the Emerald City Comicon (Seattle) this year in March, the lead artist for Popcap Rich Werner actually told me they were developing Peggle 2. All of this is still really awesome, of course.

vadagar1
vadagar1

LMAO that poster pic is awesome XD

obsequies
obsequies

and it's not xbox exclusive, just timed

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

i was like "wtf they were thinking" , then i see EA as a publisher . . . .sigh

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

This looks like it could be good fun.  Sanctum and Dungeon Defenders worked well combining tower defence with TPS, so I'll be keen to see how this turns out.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Looks really fun! Appears to have the charm of the original, it's just a different approach. I love the 4-player approach they are taking with the waves. 

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

And this game will be nowhere near as fun as PvZ

CBN16
CBN16

This is so stupid haha. Why is it even using Frostbite?

SolidTy
SolidTy

 Another timed exclusive, no one falls for these tricks anymore, do they?


scoobdog02
scoobdog02

I think this looks really good. I don't see the problem here.

zzamaro
zzamaro

This game is also coming to other platforms(ps3 included). This confirmed the rumors about M$ paying publishers not to mention other platforms to gain momentum for their console:

http://www.ea.com/garden-warfare

Game still looks uninteresting.

LdoSul
LdoSul

I don't want shooters. I don't want shooters! DON'T YOU GET IT??? I DON'T WANT SHOOTERS! 

(especially when they ruin something once was good).

TheGovenor
TheGovenor

i for one liked this game more than i thought i would. 

BushyDeadBadger
BushyDeadBadger

If it comes out for around £10 and on pc i'll be all for it looks like it could be pretty fun, but fuck that if it stays on microsoft.

nnn2004
nnn2004

and whats next from EA ? NFS Shooter or FIFA Football Shooter ?!

ericroadifer
ericroadifer

I don't understand who this game is for.


nnn2004
nnn2004

Plants Vs Zombies become a SHOOTER !!! WT .... F !

DUMB_Pinhead
DUMB_Pinhead

So wait.... it's confirmed that Plants vs Zombies is deviating from their original tower defense/strategy formula? Just got home...... What the hell is happening....!?

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

It didn't look too bad, it seemed like a fun little casual experience.

meconate
meconate

I thought this looked pretty fun and entertaining.

Don't worry, CoD fanboys, I'm sure they'll implement a 'prestige' mode for you somewhere. Calm down on the hating.

Kalbent
Kalbent

God, EA destroys everything they touch.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

This looks more fun than most shooters. Plus it looks like an XBLA title, so it's probably not going to be full price. If it has local play then I'm in.

Corpse_Goddess
Corpse_Goddess

I has a sad about this.  I loved PvZ because it *wasn't* like everything else out there.  Now it is.

Oh well.  At least I still have my Endless levels on the first game I can play forever and ever.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Is that pic for real? Zombies with guns? Not a PvZ game anymore.

CnConrad
CnConrad

The kinect alone is a $200 piece of equipment. I mean just look at the cost of any streaming capable low light full hd security cameras with microphones.

This mandirory feature will drive up the price from what it could be.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@Leboyo56 I meant how did you get to speak to a dev? Are you dev too? Or a mere mortal? =)

surferosh
surferosh

@BushyDeadBadger   so far they havent said anything about multiple platforms... seems like an exclusive for Xbox.. maybe a timed exclusive, who knows

surferosh
surferosh

@ericroadifer   it is just a spin off exclusive for the Xbox.. EA's special deal with MS  ;)

surferosh
surferosh

@DUMB_Pinhead  the tower defence formula is being continued in PvZ 2... this is a spinoff.. i am bit disappointed that they are not releasing it on other platforms like PC or handhelds.

SolidTy
SolidTy

@NTenseify@SolidTyThe "It's Exclusive we swear...Yeah, I just knowz it youze guyz are being straight...*Months passed* oh d'oh, it was timed exclusive! That game is on every platform now! D'oh! You got me again corporations! Shucks 3rd parties and backroom exec deals!" That trick we've seen all generation.


http://www.ea.com/garden-warfare The original PvZ is all we should need, but this is EA, this has happened all gen...those that paid attention to 3rd parties this entire gen know the deal.


DUMB_Pinhead
DUMB_Pinhead

@surferosh @DUMB_Pinhead  Ahhh, thanks for the info, seems like a case of scrambling for exclusives to get the competitive edge. Well, never say never I suppose, it could be branched out to other systems after contracts expire.... I certainly hope so. Who knows how the seedy underworld of video games really works? Knife fights, prostitutes, and illegal pokemon trades....now at a base speed of at least 60 FPS! And also... MORE GUNS 'N EXPLOSIONS!!! But, I appreciate the clarification :)

SolidTy
SolidTy

@Leboyo56 @NTenseify @SolidTy No, he missed the point completely and used a lame Why mad? kid move. Of course PvZ is fun. It's obvious my point was about marketing ploys, not the game itself.

"Gamers will buy the game! Yay!" - Yeah, yeah, yeah. Not my point. He's wrong. I have all the systems, I buy them at LAUNCH, doesn't mean I shouldn't point out to the kids and teens at this site what these corporations think of you. It's pitiful, and we are literally getting less games the more we see these timed exclusives take ahold on our industry. 

I typed a lot more, but it was deleted/glitched, so this is all I'm posting.

Anyways, that's all. PvZ2 = good.

Timed exclusives = lame.

I have all the machines and have access, if anyone should complain, it's someone like me who has can afford the game and has the platform. 

I'm simply speaking up against an horrible trend we see pervading our hobby.



NTenseify
NTenseify

@SolidTy This game is a joke, a parody for its players to have fun with. Why are you mad? If they want to play it they will, why should they care what other platform it is released on and why should this affect their having fun with the game? Still see no trickery here...

surferosh
surferosh

@DUMB_Pinhead @surferosh   you are welcome buddy... :)

i am going to get PvZ 2 when it releases.. not this one, because i will not be buying an X1..