During EA‘s E3 conference Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare was announced. The action title is developed by Popcap. The game is coming first to Xbox One and later to Xbox 360. The game is a multiplayer action game. The game apparently comes with a 4-player co-op survival mode.
The various plants serves different roles, such as healing or picking off enemies at a distance. There are also various bosses which requires team effort to bring down.
Remember Me has been officially released yesterday and we have already had a playthrough of the game. ChaoticMonki, or Cryaotic has played 25 minutes of the game already, with more to follow. If you’re not interested in a fully playtrough, feel free to just watch the launch trailer below:
Plants vs. Zombies 2‘s release date has been confirmed to July 18th. The game will be previewed during E3 to specific people only. The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies will be released to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Every part of the game will be free. However, there’s upgrades and other in-game items that are available for purchase should you prefer that route.
“It’s about time!” said Allen Murray, Senior Producer for Plants vs. Zombies 2. “We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game. We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.”
Plants Vs. Zombies Adventures will be coming to Facebook. And before you get too excited, it’s not a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, but an entirely new game. If you like the game’s Facebook page, you’ll be the first person to get to know about the beta. When the beta will start was not stated, but it will be soon.
PopCap Games have announced that their Dublin office has been closed down.
The closure of the office has caused 96 employees losing their jobs.
“PopCap has provided outplacement support and many employees have offers in other parts of PopCap, at EA or new opportunities with technology partners in Ireland,” the company said in a statement sent to Game Informer.
“Europe remains a critical market for PopCap and we will continue to grow our presence through centralized services operated from our North American offices and through the extensive European EA network. Worldwide, PopCap is still growing, and intends to continue hiring and developing current staff.
Besides the layoffs at the Dublin office, 50 employees were fired over at PopCap’s North American offices in Seattle, Wash.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 will apparently be coming in late spring of 2013.
The so-far untitled sequel to PopCap‘s 2009 game, was announced by the company not long ago. The new game will apparently come with new features, settings, and of course, situations. However, not a lot of information was released.
According to the God of War creator, David Jaffe, the next xbox, PS4 and Wii U, will mark the end of the consoles. And that’s exactly how it should be, according to Jaffe.
“Look, consoles are going away. I think in 10 years–probably sooner. But 10 years is always the safe thing to say so you don’t sound like an idiot. But here’s what I’ll say: I’ll go on the record and say that the next generation of hardware will be the last consoles. And they should be.”
So what will happen to games such as God of War and other games that are console exclusive? Well, Jaffe states that television will take a much bigger role this time around, not just as a medium to use when playing the games, but actually using the TV to download games.
“It doesn’t mean you won’t buy a piece of hardware from Sony, but you’ll probably buy a television that streams the stuff,” he said. “And you’ll still have Sony, loud and proud and strong making these great, big, epic games like God of War and Uncharted, and they’ll be making great little games like Sound Shapes, but they’ll become more like movie studios for video games. I’ll be able to stream in the next Uncharted and Plants vs. Zombies, and you won’t even think about it.”
What are your thoughts on this matter? Is he completely crazy or does he have a point?