The nuts and bolts are there as Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville has been officially announced. Announced and ready for us all to dive into with an early access of sorts as PopCap and EA are placing it out there with a Founders Edition to boost sales and get more players in the mix of it all. You know, the normal way they all do these things. No matter the case, we have another big Plants Vs Zombies game on the way for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. All with new plants, zombies, maps, and modes. Everything one would expect for a whole new game title.
You can see the full announcement for Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville just below, but there is not much more on the way of the new gameplay modes coming to the franchise and just more on the characters and maps. What is interesting here is that they are "releasing" the game about six weeks early for those that want to drop the cash now. The full game launches on October 18th, but leading up to that fans can buy-in and help "balance" the gameplay modes and earn extra items for their full Plants Vs Zombies experience. To me, it sounds like they are trying to sell a closed beta, but other titles have done the same in the past with gamers buying fully in. Have a look and see just what I am talking about and then buy-in before September 30th. That is when you will miss out and have to wait for the full period.
Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville — Gameplay Trailer
PopCap, a studio of Electronic Arts today announced Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville — a new game that welcomes players to Neighborville, a suburban region where the clash between flora and undead is always flourishing. PopCap is launching the next title in the beloved Plants Vs Zombies franchise with a whole new way to play ahead of launch.
Featuring over-the-top action that fans of previous Plants Vs Zombies shooter titles have come to know and love, players can jump down into Giddy Park for light multiplayer battles or use the social board to interact with other players and group up. Players will unravel the threats of three free-roam regions, including the familiar central location of Neighborville Town Center, as well as adventuring through the outer edges of Neighborville in the hot and dusty Mount Steep, and the lush and strange Weirding Woods regions.
At the core of Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville is the game’s emphasis on thrilling multiplayer gameplay. Players can battle it out with 20 fully customizable character classes, including returning favorites like Peashooter and Chomper, along with some fresh new faces such as Night Cap, a master of the shadows, and the funky disco queen Electric Slide. The character roster also includes a Team Play class for each faction, Oak and Acorn, and Space Cadet. Additionally, players can join forces and kick some grass in split-screen couch co-op and online co-op across every mode, whether it is battling through flourishing free-roam regions or jumping into battle in six different multiplayer modes. The fun doesn't stop there as players can then partake in Festivals after the game’s October launch to unlock new seasonal rewards.
For those wanting to jump into the fun ahead of launch, Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Founder’s Edition is available on PC via Origin, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 consoles. The Founder’s Edition is an early edition of the game, offering fans a chance to become a Founding Neighbor where, each week for six weeks, new parts of the game including new multiplayer modes, free-roam regions, and other exciting features will go live in the run-up to global launch on October 18. In addition to early play, Founding Neighbors will earn exclusive rewards and be able to carry game progression over to the full Standard Edition, which they receive at no additional cost.
The digital-only Founder’s Edition is available globally today until September 30 at 9:00 a.m. PDT for the special Founder’s price of $29.99. The Founder’s Edition is also included for Origin Access Premier members starting today.
Modes and features in Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Founder’s Edition are already final, but by giving the biggest fans a chance to come in early, the development team will be able to polish the performance as they play. This will ensure the scaled experience for all players will run at peak levels for launch and beyond, driving towards ensuring the highest quality for Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville.
Additionally, Founding Neighbors will receive exclusive cosmetic rewards for the first four weeks when they log into the game each week. These exclusive rewards include a Fire Defender item set for Snapdragon, Ultimate Champ Star costume for All-Star Zombie, and Pea of Valiance costume for Peashooter.
What do you think about Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville getting the announcement and is it a title you have been waiting for? Do you think it is odd to sell an early access as they are or is it about the way you expected? Does any of that matter and you will be buying in before you finish reading any of this text? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville as it comes, be sure to keep checking back in here. We will keep it all flowing out there as best and fast as we can.