You’ll need brains to wield patience, as Electronic Arts (EA) announced that Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has been delayed. Both Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions will now be scheduled for February 25, 2013 in North America and two days later, on February 27, in Europe.
Luckily for fans of the franchise, it’s not that much of a bump. Prior to that, the shooter spin-off of the casual hit series was set for February 18 and February 20, respectively for both regions.
In Garden Warfare, developer PopCap drops the static puzzle genre for a third person shooter set in teams. You play either a plant shooting peas or a zombie, which can even wield a dolphin gun. It’s not exactly a straightforward thing.
In any case, the game switches between two main modes. In one, you’ll play with two teams of 12 players each and gun down others in flowery, suburban settings. A cooperative mode called Garden Ops, will allow up to 4 gamers to take on either gigantic bosses or 11 waves of zombies.
While this is a different game altogether from its previous releases, fans may still find some connection to their old games. For instance, there are still little pea shooters and football jocks hanging around and Crazy Dave is still a part of the game, because tacos.
Along old favorites, new additions will be present in the form of an Ice Pea, Hot Rod Chomper, Future Cactus and Mystic Sunflower. Each of these will have their own gameplay mechanisms.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare may or may not be a little jab towards the flashy Call of Duty franchise. Smooth move, EA.