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XBLA Plants vs Zombies confirmed for fall release

Monday, 19th July 2010 14:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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PopCap’s announced that Plants vs Zombies will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade this September for 1200 MSP.

The title will feature “more game content than any previous iteration of the franchise, boasting seven game modes, including two all-new multiplayer modes, 12 unique achievements and 21 mini-games.”

Two new multiplayer modes are included in the form of co-op and Versus, which were outed over the weekend

Popcap also confirmed there will be a boxed edition for Xbox 360, which will included PvZ, Zuma and Peggle “later this year,” with a GOTY version launching on PC and Mac at the same time.

Press release is below.

PopCap Preps Plants vs. Zombies™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade

Next Installment in Blockbuster Franchise Coming to the Console Market,

Delivering Seven Game Modes, 21 Mini-Games and Exclusive Multiplayer Action

Dublin, Ireland – July 19, 2010 — PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced plans to release Plants vs. Zombies™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) this fall. With an anticipated launch in early September, Plants vs. Zombies on XBLA will deliver more game content than any previous iteration of the franchise, boasting seven game modes, including two all-new multiplayer modes, 12 unique achievements and 21 mini-games. Upon its release, Plants vs. Zombies for XBLA will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points (US$15.00).

“With a ton of new features and content exclusive to the XBLA version, we’ve pulled out all the stops to both expand and optimize this adaptation for a hard core gaming audience,” said Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap. “The two new multiplayer modes allow gamers to work cooperatively to defeat hordes of invading zombies, or go head-to-head in a true ‘plants vs. zombies’ challenge. We’re also featuring a customized ‘house’ for tracking and sharing progress as well as a total of 21 mini-games and 12 achievements, all designed to enthrall Plants vs. Zombies players once again.”

Plants vs. Zombies for XBLA showcases many standout features, including:

· A total of seven game modes, including two new multiplayer modes: Co-Op and Vs. Mode

· 12 achievements and 21 mini-games – more than any other adaptation, and including the exclusive Heavy Weapon™-inspired mini-game

· A goofy new way to track and share progress online, where players create their own custom house and cruise down the street to see their friends’ cribs!

· The highest resolution of any Plants vs. Zombies adaptation to date at 1920 x 1080

· All 50 levels of the original Adventure mode along with Puzzle, Survival, and Zen Garden

Later this year, PopCap will also release a retail boxed edition of Plants vs. Zombies (including full versions of Zuma and Peggle as well) for the Xbox 360 as well as a new “Game of The Year” boxed edition of the PC/Mac original, a limited number of which will include a zombie figurine. Both are expected to arrive on retail shelves later this fall and carry a suggested retail price of US$19.99 each.

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17 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    Any fun to play?

    I haven’t tried this yet.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. LarsWestergren

    @1
    Oh yes. The first 25% levels are a bit simple and can drag on a bit, but then once you get to the night/fog/pool levels, it’s incredibly addictive.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    wtf is this game some sort of puzzle game????

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    what about the august 2nd thing?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Looks like that’s something else.

    Anyway – Plants vs Zombies is aces. Everyone should buy it for some machine or other.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    @ blerk i would if someone told me what sort of game this is

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    It’s like a 2D Tower Defence game. With zombies. And plants. YouTube is your friend.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Man_s

    @LOLshock94 It’s a variation on the tower defense genre. Better than me or anybody else describing it, you should try it for yourself. I don’t know anyone who didn’t like it after trying it out. I already have this for PC and will most likely get it on 360 as well. :)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    thanks blerk and thanks man_s i actually like tower defence games such as south park and defence grid so im gunnawatch sum vids of this game

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    Excellent! Been waiting for this to come to xbla. Nice to have new features with this release.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Fantastic game. Don’t even think to get it or not. Just buy it when it will be released.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. loki

    As i said before: the best PC game of 2009!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    Loki in playing PC games shocker!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Hunam

    Whose hacked loki’s account?

    C’mon, own up!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    It’s Loki’s sarcasm :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    @9, you don’t have to watch vids, there’s a flash version on the popcap website.

    It’s not the full version but it’ll give you a way better impression than watching someone else play.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. frostquake

    I bought it at BigFishGames.com for only $4.00 on sale and it is a BLAST!!!

    #17 5 years ago

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