It's been 10 years since Plants vs. Zombies was last seen on a Nintendo console. Gracing the DS and DSiWare back in 2011, the series continued with Garden Warfare, but those sequels always stuck to rival platforms. Until now.
Previously rumoured for Switch, EA has revealed Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville: Complete Edition is coming to the console on March 19th, 2021.
Marking the first Switch game developed on EA's Frostbite Engine, this third-person shooter sees us visiting Neighborville, where the war between flora and undead carries on. As a complete edition, it contains all previous content from the PlayStation, Xbox and PC editions, including post-launch updates.
Within their press release, EA outlined what Switch owners can expect:
In Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Complete Edition, players can tackle hilarious missions and defeat epic bosses to collect medals and unlock dangerously superb outfits. In addition, players will have access to 23 fully customizable characters, including a Team Play class for each faction, and all cosmetic items ever released - all available as in-game unlockables, without any premium store or currency. Players can play offline, party with up to three friends or dive into some 8v8 multiplayer - vanquishing opponents, blasting gnome bombs, and bouncing on pink ooze using motion controls for aiming, with a full range of settings to customize to players’ preference.
Speaking further about this upcoming release, Melvin Teo, Producer at PopCap Vancouver, also confirmed:
We are excited to bring everyone’s favorite Plants vs. Zombies™ characters to Nintendo Switch for the first time, giving players the ability to play in their homes or on the go, however they choose. The Switch’s motion controls allow us to try a fresh new take on Neighborville, and with its docked and portable play, we have the ability to bring the game and its characters to life in ways that weren’t possible before.
It'll retail for $39.99 and comes as EA's fourth confirmed Switch game since June. Having previously advised they'd release seven Switch games in that 12 month period, we'll be waiting a bit longer to discover what else EA has planned.
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