Footage of 12v12 Team Vanquish mode
On paper, a team-centric third-person shooter multiplayer game based on Plants vs. Zombies sounds like a cynical mess, but from everything I’ve seen of Garden Warfare, it may well be one of my most anticipated games. There’s a gun that is also a dolphin, people! PopCap has dated the Xbox 360 and Xbox One title for February 18, 2014 in North America and February 20 in Europe. Last we heard, the PC version was set to be released “shortly after” this launch.
On Xbox One, Garden Warfare has a couple of extras — splitscreen co-op and Boss mode, which uses Kinect or a SmartGlass device to put players in more of a support role with an overhead view of the battlefield (think Battlefield‘s Commander mode). There’s a price difference between the two versions as well. The game is $29.99 for 360 and $39.99 for Xbox One. Suits me!
Now, I can’t say I’m expecting this to be the next Team Fortress or anything but, again, it does look promising.