Okay, all of you who are unable to play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare due to console exclusivity on a machine you don't presently own, please take one step forward. Not so fast, PlayStation gamers. This morning, Pop Cap's Brian Lindley made the announcement that the off-kilter class-based shooter will finally be making its way to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
That's right, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be hitting Sony game machines on Aug. 19, introducing a whole new audience to its unique blend of antics and cartoon violence. Originally exclusive to Xbox, it makes sense that it would take nearly a year for Garden Warfare to arrive on other platforms. It's stars plants and zombies, after all, and it isn't like either of those species moves at a much faster rat than a shamble.
Shown off originally during E3 2013 at the EA press conference, PvZ: GW was introduced to a crowd that seemed resistant at first, but then very intrigued once we got a good gander at the lovely Xbox One graphics and frantic gameplay. Having decided to start my next-gen gaming with a PlayStation 4, I'll admit I was a little bummed to hear that it would only be arriving on Xbox consoles.
Fast forward to this morning, and now we're hearing that the game is finally shambling onto the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
“Ever since we announced Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare at E3 last year, we've frequently heard the question: 'When is PvZ: Garden Warfare coming to PlayStation,'” said Brian Lindley. “I'm ecstatic to finally be able to answer that question, as we've just announced that PvZ: Garden Warfare is coming to the PS3 and PS4 on August 19, 2014! PlayStation fans will also be able to experience the Garden Variety and Zomboss Down expansion content on day one.”
Well, there's a nice little surprise. Not only the game, but both current expansions, too. For those unfamiliar with the game, Garden Warfare steps away from the series' ever-popular 2D tower defense strategy formula and instead forges new ground as a 3D third-person shooter. Sounds crazy, I know, but it looks like an absolute blast in action.
At your fingertips will be a pair of playable modes including Garden Ops, which allows four players to take on wave after wave of enemies, and standard 24-player online shootouts between two opposing teams.
For those gaming on the PS4, you can expect the added boost of a natvie 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. That version of the game will also offer remote play, letting you enjoy the game from anywhere with a speedy internet connection thanks to your trusty Vita. Oh, and the PS4 is getting split-screen co-op, too, which should come as a huge selling point for those of you who live near actual friends in the real world.