Plants vs. Zombies XBLA priced and dated

$15 Xbox Live Arcade version hitting "early September" with two new multiplayer modes, 12 achievements, and 21 minigames unique to the console version; boxed edition arriving at retail with Peggle and Zuma this fall for $19.99.

Call of Duty: World at War has a zombie mode, as does upcoming content for Red Dead Redemption. However, the undead in those titles don't munch the life out of plants as they do in PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies. The tower defense game that debuted on the PC and Mac last year will make its way to the XBLA in September the publisher said today.

Well, it is in their nature, isn't it?

The game's full achievement list leaked this weekend, but today, the game's publisher provided official, substantiated details on the game, including the aforesaid release window, as well as its price and gameplay details.

Plants vs. Zombies for XBLA will cost gamers 1,200 MS points, or $15, and will feature two new multiplayer modes, 12 achievements, and 21 minigames unique to the console version. The two new multiplayer modes are co-op and Versus mode, which were outed this weekend.

Additionally, the title will feature a new way for friends to track and share progress with each other over Xbox Live. The new social connectivity measures come in the form of customizable houses, which players can visit.

PopCap also today sent word it plans to release the game, in two forms, at retail later this fall. Plants vs. Zombies, with bundled copies of Peggle and Zuma, will arrive on a disc at retail, alongside a new boxed "Game of the Year" edition of the PC/Mac original. Both will arrive "this fall," bearing a $19.99 price tag.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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57 comments
IslandBros15
IslandBros15

@THE BIONIC ARM They should make a sequel to this game as well.

delboywalker
delboywalker

Why is everyone complaining about the price? 'Ooohhh I can get it on Steam for $10.' Good for you. Does that include 21 extra minigames, verses and co-op multiplayer? didn't think so. $15

1moe7
1moe7

$15?? are you kidding me??

balfe1990
balfe1990

excellent, that game is both hilarious and brilliant

bennae66
bennae66

i have a screen door shield

THE_BIONIC_ARM
THE_BIONIC_ARM

This game is awesome!! Popcap = Gold. They should add Bookworm to the arcade and lets see some new Peggle!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Already flipped it for PC - will be good though for XBoxer's who haven't played it yet.

RocSeanD
RocSeanD

Just wondering if they are going to release a add-on for multiplayer on the PC. I got it for my wife, and even I enjoy playing it. I would love a co-op mode so we can vanquish the evil zombie hordes together. Now that's romance!!!! :-)

SkidRow18
SkidRow18

got it for the pc, amazed how simple thing could have so much fun

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i like that game but it should be 800points

bennae66
bennae66

theres butter on my head

bennae66
bennae66

im keen as and i love the song to pieces, but 1200 is a big ask. steam sells it for 10 USD. i like the multiplayer and mini games tho....

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Cool... Says the man a year ago when he played it seven times on PC where it is best.

firehawk998
firehawk998

awesome not only Popcap gave us a very fun and addictive now they are giving us the incentive to try it out again with the addition of CO-OP,Multiplayer. I am goona buy this game as soon as it hits reatil.

fisgiger
fisgiger

how many times are they going to make me buy this game!

Pickleking23
Pickleking23

I have it on pc and itouch and will be buying it again for 360. Multiplayer sounds sick.

Twin-Blade
Twin-Blade

Already to played it to death on the PC, but I'll be buying it for the 360 also. Great game, though I wonder how it will work on the 360.

santinegrete
santinegrete

I can assure you gamers: this game has a lot of content being a tower defense. It could be a good buy for anyone who didn't play it before in any other platform.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Ive go thtis game on PC and iPhone.. I doubt I need yet another copy. ... but this is one amazingly addictive game.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

So how many "Games of the Year" does this make now? And way, I'll probably wait for a deal of the week. Want to play it, but not 15 bucks want to play it.

CodyTG
CodyTG

Glad to see a console get this game. Get has such a funny atmosphere. Very addicting and fun.

pc-ps360
pc-ps360

this game in particular needs a kinect and move controls and it will be amazing

green_dominator
green_dominator

Not really interested, I like the Tower Defense game style bit i'm not dropping 1200 points into it just to play something for a week or less before i end up moving on. just about every Live Arcade title I've gotten I stop playing after a maximum of 2 weeks. Besides I'm waiting for Mafia II to come out.....

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

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SupraSera
SupraSera

wasn't this supposed to be released on PSN too?

kejigoto
kejigoto

Sounds like a good deal but I already have Peggle though. Been wanting this one for awhile, glad to see it is finally hitting consoles!

SalarianChemist
SalarianChemist

400 Points ($5) is what I was more than happy to pay for Afterburner: Climax and Megaman 10 recently on the Deal of the Week on Xbox Live. If an online game is $10, it better be a great one such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with high-definition graphics and remixed 5.1 sound. I didn't mind paying $10 when I bought that legendary game. And I didn't mind paying $10 for Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition. I didn't mind paying $15 for the awesome Super Street Fighter 2 HD game, because it had the best 2D graphics we had ever seen and was fully optimized for high-definition. But I did have a problem paying $15 for Marvel vs Capcom 2, since it was not optimized for HD the way that Super Street Fighter 2 HD was. Marvel vs Capcom 2 had the same type of graphics that Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition did. Therefore, I thought Marvel vs Capcom 2 should have cost only $10 -- the same price as Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition. I waited until Marvel vs Capcom 2 was on Deal of the Week on Xbox Live for only $5. The prices for online games are starting to get really insane for games that suck. For example, who in their right mind would want to pay $10 for the awful Leisure Suit Larry.

jessmaster13
jessmaster13

So if I buy the boxed version, will I be able to play multiplayer with someone who bought the Arcade version?

somberfox
somberfox

I can't imagine playing this game with a controller... It seems to me that collecting suns would be a bit annoying. Also, I want a freakin sequel

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Wait, it's free on PC? Someone should gimme a link. Yeah, I could Google it, but I'd rather you guys tell me instead. :P

seankane
seankane

@Damned Apples - this is not a 'browser game', nor is it free on the PC, unless you're pirating it. And some people are willing to spend a bit more cuz they prefer to play games on their consoles, in their living room with friends, on a big-screen TV, and with a good surround system. It makes the experience more enjoyable, so while I can get the game cheaper on a different platform, its *worth* an extra $5 to $10 to play it how I prefer to play it. Its crazy that some of you dont seem to understand this kind of thing.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

what with pretty much EVERY xbox live arcade game being 1200 points now?? Remember when games would come out for *gasp* 400 microsoft points?? It just sucks, cause in canada you get 1400 msp for $20 + tax, $22.40 roughly. so that's almost 20$ for an arcade game.. granted some are easily worth that, 90% of all the arcade games priced at 1200msp are not worth that. over 72.109287465% of stats are made up...

josephamacker44
josephamacker44

After watching the gameplay video this seems like it would be fun to play but the 3game disc sounds like a much better deal than the XBLA ( although I do already own Peggle & Zuma XD)

DamnedApples
DamnedApples

Or you can buy the $3 iTouch ('scuse the awkward name) version or play the free PC Version. I don't care if the game shoots waffles, I'm not forking over $15 for a browser game while the web version still exists.

rykh
rykh

Just bought it for $7 for the PC.

EKGProd
EKGProd

Hey, I wonder when they will decide to make a real sequel to Peggle instead of wasting their time with this game, which in my oipinion, is generic, slow, repetitive, and boring.

Inconnux
Inconnux

I've had more fun with this game than the last 5 'big budget' games that I have purchased on steam. Well worth the money.

WolverineNinja
WolverineNinja

*sigh* I already own this game for the PC, then iPhone, then I bought the iPad version. Now it looks like i'll be getting the Xbox version as well for the achievement score. Good to see they added some competitive stuff to sweeten the deal. Hopefully Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be announced soon as well!

Dezuria
Dezuria

Forget this, I want a PvZ sequel!

svaubel
svaubel

About dang time P-vs-Z got announced for a console! Cant wait!

bluezy
bluezy

That 3-game retail disc is much more worth it.

Franko_3
Franko_3

Wow, 21 new mini games, I hope they update the pc version ^^ Like Samox said, I wonder how the control are going to be for a gamepad. This game is mainly click and drag and the pc requirement are so low that anyone with a crappy 1998 computer can play this. Now if they could release plant vs zombie 2 :)

Samox
Samox

Not a PC gamer, but this is definitely the kind of game I would rather play with a keyboard and mouse.