Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has received a new trailer that shows off PopCap’s new Gardens & Graveyards mode. The studio has called it a blend of Battlefield’s Conquest and Rush modes.
Along with the above trailer, Microsoft community man, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb also posted a Q&A with PopCap on his blog.
In it, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare producer Brian Lindley said, “Gardens & Graveyards is a bit of a mix between of Battlefield’s Rush and Conquest modes, intertwined with some tower defense elements similar to the original PvZ, supporting up to 24 players per session. The setup is pretty simple – Zombies have a limited amount of time to try to capture the garden bases and turn them into graveyards.
“These garden bases will be defended and fortified by the plant team, but if the zombies manage to capture a base, they can use the newly captured graveyard as their base and the battle shifts to a new objective at a different location in the map. The maps in G&G are quite large in scale, and as the battle progresses through the different base objectives, the scenery and action gets crazier and crazier. If the zombies manage to battle their way to the end of the map, they are challenged to overcome the last stand of the plant team and some interesting gameplay twists at the end.”
Players will be able to earn experience through play like most modern shooters, and then unlock new powers and outfits that affects your plant’s skills. Lindley continued, “Early in the progression, players will be unlocking all of their core abilities, but as they level up further, players will earn weapon attachments and new outfits that allow them to augment their primary abilities with different variations like ice, fire, toxic, electric, dark energy and numerous other crazy powers. A lot of interesting team play strategies emerge when you start to combine the different outfits and weapon variations with those of your teammates.”
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