EA is catapulting Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare onto Xbox One and Xbox 360 on February 18, 2014 in North America, and the shooter lands in Europe three days later on February 21. The third-person, multiplayer-only off-shute is also being planned for PC, but hasn't been dated for that platform yet.
The publisher released a new 10 minute gameplay video to mark the announcement, in which PopCap Executive Producer Brian Lindley provides commentary on the 24-player Team Vanquish mode. It's one of three modes in the Xbox 360 game, the other two being Garden & Graveyards, also a 12 versus 12 competitive mode, and a four-player co-operative one titled Garden Ops (surely it should be Green Ops?)
There are two additions in the Xbox One version: The next-gen console gets a split-screen Horde-like mode in which two players fend off zombie attacks, and Boss Mode, which lets players use Kinect or SmartGlass in an auxiliary role with other modes, where they're able to give teammates support items like health drops, or pass on intel.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Released 2013-11-22