The second installment of Popcap’s crazy shooter Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is releasing earlier than expected, with the date moved forward to February 23rd 2016 instead of in the spring time. This is great to hear, with a lot of games being delayed, but it does make February a very busy month for gamers with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided among other games all released during the month.
Players who pre-order will get immediate access to the new Grass Effect Z7-Mech when they start the game. Inspired by one of the development team’s favorite videogame franchises, PopCap Vancouver worked in close partnership with BioWare to create this one-of-a-kind mech that comes loaded with the melee Zomni-tool, kinetic padding, and a biotic ability ‘Pull’ to quickly close the gap between you and the plant menace.
In addition to the Grass Effect Z7-Mech, fans who pre-order Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will receive an emoji pack filled with 14 all-new emoji-style accessories to customize each character class with.
“At PopCap, we love to excite our fans, and couldn’t be more ready and thrilled to bring Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 into their hands earlier than expected,” said Justin Wiebe, Creative Director, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. “From the immersive worlds and the crazy characters, to the new ways to play such as Backyard Battleground, we’re incredibly proud of the game we’re building. This is a crazy shooter filled with fan-requested features as well as all-new experiences that will make this unlike any other game in the genre.”
The game will feature all new modes including the 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or rally the zombies together and defend against the plants in the 4-player co-op mode, Graveyard Ops. From the Great White North to Moon Base Z, all the hilarious action takes place across 12 fresh maps that are bursting with life and humour.
Join the fight for Suburbia with six new character classes and over one hundred unique characters to collect. Experience even more ways to play, including the Backyard Battleground; players will have the freedom to explore this interactive environment by themselves or with friends. The Backyard Battleground is a wild playground with dynamic events and tons to discover, and is unlike anything that has been in a Plants vs. Zombies game before.