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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: PopCap Games
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2014 (US), Feb. 27, 2014 (EU)

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'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' (ALL) Details Split-Screen Co-op Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 5:54 p.m. PST

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare delivers an action experience in a massive 3-D world. The title features four-player co-op and 24-player competitive modes. Blast zombies, plants and characters across an animated PvZ landscape.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, powered by the Frostbite3 engine, digs into the trenches to deliver an explosive new action experience. Players will take on the roles of plants and zombies across a mine-blowing world that delivers all the depth of a traditional action game blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare features , three-dimensional 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.

The Xbox One exclusive split screen co-op mode it pits two plants against wave after wave of zombie invasion in the ultimate battle for brainz.

Players will have a variety of choices when it comes to customizing their plants; such as the Ice Peashooter and the Fire Cactus. These variations also give special abilities, like the Fire Cactus' ability to deal additional fire damage on enemies.

In this game mode, players will have to face off against increasingly difficult hordes of zombies but also have to deal with boss zombies. Every few waves, the 'Zomboss Slots' will randomly pick three bosses or bonuses for the next round. If you are lucky you may get a bonus, but it will usually be a variety of powerful zombies that will take everything you have to defend against.

If you need even more backup, then why not get a friend to use Boss Mode and provide support? Exclusive to Xbox One Kinect and SmartGlass, you are given an overview of the battlefield and a number of abilities you can deploy to assist your team down below. You can drop spotting stations to reveal enemies for your teammates on the in-game HUD, drop healing stations to give your team a boost, unleash cherry bombs on the undead or even use the resurrection to bring back a downed ally.

A PC version will be available at a later date.

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