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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare digs its roots into PC June 24


Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the third-person multiplayer shooter from the green-thumbed developers at PopCap, will arrive on PC on June 24. The game launched on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in February and received additional downloadable content packs since, such as Zomboss Down and Garden Variety. Those pieces of DLC will be included with the PC version at launch.

Garden Warfare features both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes like Team Vanquish and Garden Ops, spinning off the traditional strategy game by putting the Plants Vs. Zombies characters on a battlefield, each with unique traits and abilities. Our review of the game was generally positive, noting the balance between its charms and technical flaws.

While the game didn't include microtransactions at launch, EA and PopCap plan to begin rolling paid content into the game starting this week. The digital deluxe PC version of the game, available for pre-order on Origin right now, includes two booster packs and 80,000 in-game coins. PopCap suffered layoffs in March following Garden Warfare's launch and a "necessary" restructure for the developer.
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PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE
BLASTS ONTO PC JUNE 24

Hilarious, Critically-Acclaimed Shooter Marches Out of the Trenches, Prepared
for Combat on Origin for PC

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 28, 2014 – PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare will be available on Origin and other retailers for PC beginning June 24. Dubbed "a fun, refreshing family-friendly take on the multiplayer shooter" from New York Daily News, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is a best-in-class multiplayer third-person shooter, with all the fun and humor of the wildly popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Since its launch earlier this year on Xbox One and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has attracted global attention as critics and fans praised the game for being an unconventional shooter with a flawless blend of humor.

"We've had an amazing response from players since launching the Xbox platforms, and can't wait for PC players to join the party this summer," said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. "The PC version has all the great content that we have put out since launch like Garden Variety and Zomboss Down for players to enjoy from the start."

In Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, players choose a side and square off in riotous combat against their plant or zombie opponents, utilizing an arsenal of outrageous weaponry. Beloved character favorites from the franchise, including the Sunflower and Chomper, reprise their roles, and the game tops it off with a new cast of zany characters such as Ice Cactus and the Marine Biologist.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare features four distinct gameplay modes including 12 vs. 12 competitive multiplayer called "Gardens & Graveyards" and "Team Vanquish," as well as 8v8 Gnome Bomb. If you prefer co-op gameplay a four-player co-operative mode called "Garden Ops" is available too! Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for PC will also include all content from the Garden Variety Pack & Zomboss Down, a Wild West themed update with eight new playable characters, more than 200 wild customizations and a Cactus Canyon map.

Starting today, Players can also pre-order the Origin Digital Deluxe edition, which includes two Booster Packs, in-game coins and an exclusive character customization pack.

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About PopCap
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has studios in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Shanghai.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players and operates in over 200 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.