Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will be $39.99, multiplayer focused


Shacknews has some information about Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare that’s sure to turn the heads of fans of the horticultural undead-slaying game. First comes the claim that Garden Warfare will be $39.99, making it the priciest entry into the Plants vs Zombies series so far. Considering Plants vs Zombies 2 released for the low low price of free, that will make Garden Warfare… you know, I think it’s literally ‘infinitely more expensive’ than PvZ 2. You may want to consult with a mathematician or a philosopher over that one, but regardless, it’s a low. Popcap’s reps seem to realize this and are pointing out that $39.99 is rather inexpensive compared to other titles we’ll be seeing on the Xbox One – I just hope the game has that much value. Shacknews also reports that the game will be ‘multiplayer-only’, featuring 24-player multiplayer matches, and a 4-player co-op mode – but really, I assume that you can just play co-op mode by yourself if you want. Is it truly multiplayer-only then? Once more, a question for the philosophers. It’s a metaphysical day here at Gaming Trend.

Really, as much as I’m a fan of the Plants vs Zombies series, I’m still skeptical that it’s going to smoothly make the transition from a 2D side-view quasi-tactical title to 3D multiplayer action. It’s not impossible, and I suppose if anyone can pull it off the fine people at Popcap can – “it’s just weird enough to work” seems like a good battlecry here. For now, though, fans of the original games can continue to be perplexed and/or mystified by these developments. Hey, if it turns out not to be your cup of tea, there’s always Plants vs Zombies 2, right?

Victor Grunn has been a gamer since the days of single-button joysticks and the Atari 800XL. When not lamenting the loss of the Ultima series or setting people on fire in Team Fortress 2, he's an aspiring indie game developer and freelance writer.

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