Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

EA adds a new battle mode to four-year-old ‘Plants vs Zombies 2’

The company may hope that a high-score competition will be a reason to get back into this one.
Rob LeFebvre, @roblef
March 14, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

EA

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time was pretty highly anticipated when it came out in 2013. The title got a couple expansions early on, but we really haven't heard much about the lane-based castle defense game since then. Now, however, it looks like publisher EA and developer PopCap have a completely new high-score comparing player-vs-player system called Battlez mode. If nothing else, this might give us all a reason to hop back into the four-year-old title and try something a little new.

As you can tell from the explainer video, you're not taking on your opponents directly, Instead, when you choose another player to compete against, you'll set up plants in your backyard, then launch a massive wave of zombies. You'll gather points from the number of zombies that you kill as well as how far back on the playing field you kill them. You can watch the score comparison change in a new banner set at the top of the Battlez stage. When the battle is over, you can see which plants your enemy used, which might give you some hints as to which plants to use in future battles. You'll also get a progressively better reward the more games you win in a row.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Xiaomi unveils a ridiculous see-through TV

Xiaomi unveils a ridiculous see-through TV

View
Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra promises an absurd 120x hybrid zoom

Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra promises an absurd 120x hybrid zoom

View
Google teases third-party navigation and charging apps on Android Auto

Google teases third-party navigation and charging apps on Android Auto

View
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can try xCloud in beta today

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can try xCloud in beta today

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr