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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare hands-on preview

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PopCap's odd Plants vs. Zombies shooter will be available on February 18 as a timed exclusive on Xbox consoles. Garden Warfare will be $30 on Xbox 360 and $40 on Xbox One.

We had a chance to get our hands on the game, and it's definitely coming along. It's impressive that PopCap didn't force clear-cut shooter roles to the zombie and plant classes, although there are some familiar types, like healers and heavies. I first tried out the football jersey-wearing All-Star zombie, who is well-equipped with a machine gun, grenade, and a drop shield. He also has a powerful dash move which can result in a couple instant kills, provided the dash is well-aimed. I then tried out the highly mobile Engineer, who can temporarily traverse through the map at high speeds by traveling on a jackhammer. He can also call in an air strike using his drone, which can also fire pulse rounds at nearby plants.

To read the rest of my review and watch a developer video, please visit Shacknews: LINK

(Note: This preview was based off an hour long playthrough of a preview build of Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at a private event hosted by Electronic Arts on November 19, 2013. This review opportunity was a freelance assignment for shacknews.com.)

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