Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is available now

EA and PopCap have announced that the next entry in the Plants vs Zombies is Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. Best of all, it’s available right now in early access. The Founder’s Edition, as it’s called, is $39.95 AUD MSRP and gives players access to new content each week, for six weeks leading up to the full launch in October. Founder’s Edition owners will also earn exclusive rewards and carry progress over to the full version at launch.

So what exactly is Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville? Essentially, it’s an extension of the gameplay found in Garden Warfare in that players explore Neighborville in third person as one of 20 fully customisable character classes.

On offer in the Founder’s Edition are “light multiplayer battles” and social interactions.

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

In Neighborville, players will be able to explore three free-roam areas, including Neighborville Town Centre. They’ll also explore Mount Steep and Weirding Woods.

Returning character classes include the Peashooter and Chomper while new characters include Night Cap and Electric Slide. EA and PopCap have also announced that roster includes a “Team Play class for each faction, Oak and Acorn, and Space Cadet.”

Players can join up and play Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville in co-op both online and split-screen in every single mode. That includes free-roam and the six multiplayer modes.

As mentioned earlier, for the six weeks prior to launch, the Founder’s Edition will receive new content, each week. In the calendar above you can see what the game will receive in this early access period,

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is available now in Early Access and will launch on October 18.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
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