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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Preview

Scheduled release date:
August 19, 2014
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Release Date:
August 19, 2014

In this game, sentient plants fight zombies in a pitched battle to determine the fate of the earth. …okay, maybe that last bit is an exaggeration, but the description is accurate. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare , a third-person shooter that debuted on Xbox platforms, is now confirmed for the PlayStation brand; it’s coming to the PS3 and PS4 on August 19, 2014. The game is just plain loopy from top to bottom but then again, where else can you find plants fighting zombies? And what about those crazy weapons?

“Fun” is the name of the game, as the latest PvZ entry is colorful and fast-paced. This is a definite change from the franchise’s more strategic roots, but it’s bound to appeal to a wider demographic. The good news is that the PS4 iteration will be the absolute best version of the game available: In addition to beautiful 1080p high-def resolution and silky smooth 60 frames per second, the PS4 entry will also include two pieces of DLC on day one. Fans will get the Garden Variety and Zomboss Down DLC packs right from the get-go, and that’s always a bonus!

The game will also feature Remote Play for the PlayStation Vita, so you can enjoy your plant- and zombie-blastin’ on the go. They’re even tossing in the popular Boss Mode, as it’ll be playable as a companion experience on mobile devices via the PlayStation App (Boss Mode was previously exclusive to the Xbox One version). Oh, and let’s not forget that Garden Warfare will give players the option of split-screen co-op, a feature that appears to be dying out, but really shouldn’t . As for the gameplay, check out the video below; it’s pretty straightforward but as those who have played it will tell you, there’s more depth than you might imagine.