Expansive details have emerged from Gamescom 2015 for Plants Vs Zombies 2, PopCap Games today announced Backyard Battleground, an all new dynamic hub in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. This interactive environment connects players to every map and mode, and brings to life all new ways to experience the Plants vs. Zombies universe through solo and social play.
As soon as the game starts, players will be immersed in a wild playground with dynamic events and tons to discover and do. They can invite up to three friends into their Backyard Battleground to do almost anything they want – take on daily quests, complete missions for Crazy Dave and Dr. Zomboss, interact with some of their favorite Plants vs. Zombies characters, ignite an all-out war by crossing over enemy lines and much more. The Backyard Battleground is an immersive hub unlike anything that has been in a Plants vs. Zombies game before.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is partnering with BioWare on an intergalactic pre-order. Fans who pre-order the game will get access to a new Grass Effect Z7-Mech when they start Garden Warfare 2. Crafted by Dr. Zomboss, and inspired by one of the development team’s most favorite videogame franchises, this mech will help ensure Zomburbia’s galactic future. Gamers will have a blast playing with what was built to be the best-looking bane of plants everywhere. The Z7-Mech comes strapped with tools like the melee Zomni-tool, as well as interlocking ceramic plate armor with kinetic padding. This character is designed to augment tech, biotic, and weapons damage
The battle for Suburbia reaches crazy new heights in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. For the first time in franchise history, zombies have taken over Suburbia and plants are on the attack. Each faction has enlisted new characters to join the fight, including Rose, an all-powerful sorceress from the past that can turn zombies into playable goats and Captain Deadbeard, a crusty pirate that has been adrift for hundreds of years. All the over-the-top fun takes place across 12 new immersive maps that are bursting with personality and humor, spanning everything from a Time Travel Theme Park to Moon Base Z. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 taps into the heart of what fans loved about the original and goes above and beyond to deliver the funniest, craziest, most over-the-top shooter.
Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare will come packed with a whole host of new and exciting features as well as six new classes to choose from with new ability’s and powers to test out. Players can switch it up between Super Brainz, a zombie super hero, who thinks he’s an 80’s action movie star, or play with Citron, a bounty-hunting orange from the future. PVZ GW2 will also come with over 100+ Character Variants: Combined with the new character classes, PvZ GW2 will feature over 100 playable characters at launch, so you can conquer Zomburbia with familiar favorites or explore what’s possible with new characters.
Play across 12 new immersive maps from a Time Travel Theme park to the Final Frontier, PvZ GW2 will feature 12 new maps, each one more alive than ever before and detailed with hidden secrets that combine to tell bigger stories about the PvZ universe.
For the first time in Garden Warfare players can play in Solo, PVZ GW2 introduces a unique solo play experience where you can play every single game mode either by yourself against AI or with the help of a friend in local split screen. Solo play will also offer a new twist on how you experience this universe. Play multiplayer with or against friends or play co-op locally with a friend across every mode in the game. Reimagined Progression: With an overhauled progression system, you’ll always be earning XP no matter how you play and you can progress with any of the 100+ character variants in the game. Private Matches: Set your own rules to play with or against friends to get ultra-competitive or just have some crazy fun.
Battleground is all new dynamic hub that connects players to every map and mode, and brings to life all new ways to experience the PvZ universe through solo and social play. As soon as the game starts, players will be immersed in a fully interactive environment with tons to discover and do. Gamers can invite up to three friends into their Battleground to do almost anything they want – take on daily quests, embark on challenges, interact with all of their favorite PvZ characters or choose to ignite an all-out war by crossing over enemy lines.
Free Post Launch Content Updates: In PvZ GW2 PopCap are committed to free post-launch content updates, to ensure Zomburbia stays fresh and action-packed.
Import unlocked characters from PvZ GW1: Fans who played the original Garden Warfare will have the option of importing almost all of their unlocked characters from the first game into Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 so they can immediately jumpstart their new adventure with their favorite zombies or plants.