Call of Duty: Ghosts may be the most-played PS4 game and the most-pre-ordered Xbox One game, but the shooter we most enjoyed at E3 this year was Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. Sorry folks, it’s just unique, fun and tight. So forgive us for a moment if we geek out for a moment about EA announcing the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare release date for Xbox One and Xbox 360 today. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will ship on February 18, 2014.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is an action-packed third-person multiplayer shooter that puts players in the role of their favorite characters from the popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Before you diss it, though, keep in mind that Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, the same one behind Battlefield 4. So, it of course features stunning 3D worlds blooming with vibrant colors and unique landscapes.
The game has more than 10 maps and three distinct modes including two 12v12 competitive multiplayer modes called Garden & Graveyards and Team Vanquish, and a four-player co-operative mode called Garden Ops. In Garden & Graveyards, plants must defend their garden bases from zombies attempting to turn them into spooky graveyards.
Players can also square off in Team Vanquish as they try to send the other team to the compost pile. For gamers that just want to have a fun time with their friends, they can work together in Garden Ops battling off waves of zombies on the attack.
On Xbox One, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare includes two extra modes including local cooperative split screen and Boss Mode. With split screen, players can team up with a friend on the couch to fight against an endless horde of zombies. In Boss Mode, gamers can utilize their Kinect or a SmartGlass device in any of the other gameplay modes to support their teams. Players have a top-down view of the battlefield and can help out their teammates with intel, health drops, revive stations and explosive artillery strikes.
Keep in mind, however, that the game has zero campaign. That’s right, it’s a purely multiplayer-only affair, much like Counter-Strike back in the day. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is now available for pre-order at major retailers including Amazon (pre-order PvZ Garden Warfare here). It will have a meager $39.99 price for Xbox One and will set you back only $29.99 on Xbox 360. A PC version will be available at a later date.
Although the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare release date for Xbox One and Xbox 360 is Feb. 18, 2014 in North America, it will ship Feb. 20 in Europe.