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Xbox One’s Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is $40 and multiplayer only

Above: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in action.

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Publisher Electronic Arts is focusing on the cooperative and competitive modes for its upcoming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare shooter based on developer PopCap’s popular tower-defense games. The title, which is due out in 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, has the warrior vegetation facing off against the well-armed undead in a third-person shooter game.

Due to that focus on multiplayer, EA doesn’t plan to have developer EA Canada implement a single-player campaign, according to Shack News. Instead, Garden Warfare will only have a four-player cooperative mode where players work together to fight off waves of enemy zombies and a 24-player team-based competitive mode. EA also revealed that it will price the title at $40 for Xbox One and $30 for Xbox 360 and PC.

EA plans to expand Garden Warfare after launch with additional content that it will sell through microtransactions.

“We definitely want to build on the game once it’s launched,” Garden Warfare creative director Justin Wiebe told Shack News. “We’re definitely taking a cue from Plants vs Zombies 2. Using DLC and new content updates, we want to keep players engaged in the long haul.”

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is PopCap’s latest entry in the series. It is a free-to-play title currently only available for iOS.Gamers can purchase special plants and other features using in-app purchases.The title already generated over 25 million downloads.

EA first introduced Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in early June. The developer is using the same engine that powers EA’s Battlefield franchise and EA is positioning it as one of its premiere next-gen games.


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