PopCap and Electronic Arts are launching Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2″ this week, the game is now available in stores and for digital download throughout North America on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC through EA’s Origin service.
For the very first time in franchise history, zombies have conquered Suburbia and plants are on the attack. In long-awaited follow-up to the original hit, players can experience new ways to play, including the all-new Backyard Battleground.
The new mechanic adds a gigantic, interactive environment that connects you to every map and mode in the game. Players can experience over 100 playable characters with powers and abilities with 12 all-new maps and eight game modes.
“Back in January, we held our first-ever open beta so fans could get a sneak peek at the Backyard Battleground and some of the new characters, maps and experiences,” said Justin Wiebe, Creative Director, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. “That was just a glimpse at all of our new ways to play and the response was so positive that we can’t wait for fans to dive into even more features and see the rest of the world we’ve created.”
From the start of the game, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 drops you into Backyard Battleground, a wild personal playground full of dynamic events that brings to life more ways to experience the PvZ universe. Take your time exploring on your own or with friends, discovering and unlocking exciting secrets throughout the world and completing quests as you go. Or jump into the action once you’ve unlocked the King of the Hill-inspired mode, Flag of Power, igniting an all-out war where you’ll fight off wave after wave of enemies in a frantic, escalating battle.
Join the fight with six new character classes and over 100 playable characters, including Rose, Citron, and Kernel Corn on the side of the plants, and Imp, Super Brainz and Captain Deadbeard on the side of the zombies. Dive into even bigger new game modes with 24-player multiplayer battles, including Garden and Graveyards, and the new Herbal Assault featuring plants on the offensive. All of this takes place across brand new maps, including the low gravity Moon Base Z, and the snowy Great White North.
Players of original Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will have the ability to earn unique in-game rewards based on their rank in the original Garden Warfare. There’s also the option for players to transfer almost every one of their unlocked characters into Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 right from launch, so they can jumpstart their new adventure with their favorite plants and zombies.