Gamescom 2015: Plethora Of New Stuff Announced For Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2!


While we still have to wait until 2016 for the sequel to unexpected hit Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, EA has already launched the S.S. Hype from port. Three announcements came from Gamescom 2015, the first regarding a new map. Check it out:

As someone who is a firm ally of the zombies in the long running war against the filthy imperialist plants, I’m displeased with the outcome of the battle. The zombies looked like amateurs. Get your shit together, zombies, this is war! Still, moon bases are always cool. Lets all hope the jump height reflects the lessened gravity.

The other two announcements were far more robust, and came in the form of an Official Press Release from EA:

PopCap Games, creator of some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises and a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Backyard Battleground, an all new dynamic hub in Plants vs. ZombiesTM Garden Warfare 2. This interactive environment connects players to every map and mode, and brings to life all new ways to experience the Plants vs. Zombies universe through solo and social play. As soon as the game starts, players will be immersed in a wild playground with dynamic events and tons to discover and do. They can invite up to three friends into their Backyard Battleground to do almost anything they want – take on daily quests, complete missions for Crazy Dave and Dr. Zomboss, interact with some of their favorite Plants vs. Zombies characters, ignite an all-out war by crossing over enemy lines and much more. The Backyard Battleground is an immersive hub unlike anything that has been in a Plants vs. Zombies game before.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is partnering with BioWare™ on an intergalactic pre-order*. Fans who pre-order the game will get access to a new Grass Effect Z7-Mech when they start Garden Warfare 2. Crafted by Dr. Zomboss, and inspired by one of the development team’s most favorite videogame franchises, this mech will help ensure Zomburbia’s galactic future. Gamers will have a blast playing with what was built to be the best-looking bane of plants everywhere. The Z7-Mech comes strapped with tools like the melee Zomni-tool, as well as interlocking ceramic plate armor with kinetic padding. This character is designed to augment tech, biotic, and weapons damage.

I’m really interested to see how this hubworld works. It sounds like an interactive menu, and brings that distinctive Plants vs Zombies innovative charm to daily quests and map selection. It’s a cool concept, and helps flesh the title out as a whole unique installment and not just an expansion.

The BioWare Grass Effect Z7-Mech sounds like more of a fun little plus than anything. The flavor is spot on, and I particularly love the “zomni-tool”. It’s a great pre-order bonus: a lot of fun for fans, but not a whole chunk of the game that you won’t experience otherwise.

It’s still a ways off, which gives us plenty of time to get more news and even more excited about what might be in store. Stay tuned as I bring you updates as they develop.




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