Plants vs. Zombies to hit Xbox Live Arcade with multiplayer modes

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plants vs zombies.jpgPlants vs. Zombies, the madcap tower defence game that pits the undead horde against a fearless army of foliage, is hitting the Xbox Live Arcade this Autumn. Costing 1200 Microsoft Points (£10.20), developers PopCap games are aiming for an early September launch.

As well as all 50 levels that were present in the PC original, new features include:

·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

“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.”

Gerald Lynch
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