Talk about long overdue... Popcap has announced that Plants vs. Zombies
is finally coming to the Xbox Live Arcade. The title will be released in September for 1200 Microsoft points.
The new version of the hit game will include some new features exclusively for the XBLA outing. The most notable addition to the game will be the inclusion of multiplayer modes, including both cooperative and competitive. The title will also be available in a boxed edition in stores on a new Game of the Year collection which will also include Peggle and Zuma.
This version of the game is long overdue and should have hit the platform a year a go in my opinion. It will be very interesting to see how the multiplayer modes play out and what exactly they can bring to the game. If you want to read the official press release on the release(s), you can find it after the jump.
PopCap Preps Plants vs. Zombies™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade
Next Installment in Blockbuster Franchise Coming to the Console Market,Delivering Seven Game Modes, 21 Mini-Games and Exclusive Multiplayer Action
Dublin, Ireland – July 19, 2010 — PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced plans to release Plants vs. Zombies™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) this fall. With an anticipated launch in early September, Plants vs. Zombies on XBLA will deliver more game content than any previous iteration of the franchise, boasting seven game modes, including two all-new multiplayer modes, 12 unique achievements and 21 mini-games. Upon its release, Plants vs. Zombies for XBLA will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points (US$15.00).
“With a ton of new features and content exclusive to the XBLA version, we’ve pulled out all the stops to both expand and optimize this adaptation for a hard core gaming audience,” said Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap. “The two new multiplayer modes allow gamers to work cooperatively to defeat hordes of invading zombies, or go head-to-head in a true ‘plants vs. zombies’ challenge. We’re also featuring a customized ‘house’ for tracking and sharing progress as well as a total of 21 mini-games and 12 achievements, all designed to enthrall Plants vs. Zombies players once again.”
Plants vs. Zombies for XBLA showcases many standout features, including:
· A total of seven game modes, including two new multiplayer modes: Co-Op and Vs. Mode
· 12 achievements and 21 mini-games – more than any other adaptation, and including the exclusive Heavy Weapon™-inspired mini-game
· A goofy new way to track and share progress online, where players create their own custom house and cruise down the street to see their friends’ cribs!
· The highest resolution of any Plants vs. Zombies adaptation to date at 1920 x 1080
· All 50 levels of the original Adventure mode along with Puzzle, Survival, and Zen Garden
Later this year, PopCap will also release a retail boxed edition of Plants vs. Zombies (including full versions of Zuma and Peggle as well) for the Xbox 360 as well as a new “Game of The Year” boxed edition of the PC/Mac original, a limited number of which will include a zombie figurine. Both are expected to arrive on retail shelves later this fall and carry a suggested retail price of US$19.99 each.