New Mirror's Edge, Plants vs. Zombies Games Coming in Early 2016

EA outlines its release schedule for the coming year.

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Update: During its conference call this afternoon, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed the new Plants vs. Zombies game is a follow-up to Garden Warfare that we'll hear more about at E3.

"After Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare became a sensation last year with console players young and old, we'll be returning to the Plants vs. Zombies universe with a bigger and bolder new console experience in FY16," Wilson said.

Original Story: Electronic Arts plans on releasing new Mirror's Edge and Plants vs. Zombies games during the first quarter of 2016, the publisher revealed today.

Ahead of its conference call with investors to discuss its latest earnings report, EA released its accompanying slide presentation. This contains the schedule you see pictured below, outlining planned released windows for all of its announced games.

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Alongside its usual slate of sports games (new FIFA, NHL, and NBA Live games are confirmed), Star Wars: Battlefront, and the new Need for Speed coming later this year, it lists Mirror's Edge and a to-be-announced Plants vs. Zombies game as coming during its fourth fiscal quarter, which translates to the period running January 1-March 31, 2016.

We already knew that a new Mirror's Edge game was in the works, but the Plants vs. Zombies game comes as a surprise. The slide doesn't note whether this is a new entry in the main tower defense series or a sequel to the surprisingly good Garden Warfare shooter spinoff, but that may be something we hear about more during today's conference call or next month at E3.

These release dates may change between now and next year. Specific platforms weren't mentioned; we only know that both games will be coming to both consoles and PC. It's also important to note that this schedule doesn't preclude the possibility of other games launching before next April.

We'll have more details as they become available.

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