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'Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' spreading to PS4 and PS3 in August

PopCap Games has teased it and Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 owners have been asking for it since it was first announced for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. On Thursday, “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” was finally given a release date for the Playstation consoles.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

The announcement was made by PopCap Games Lead Producer Brian Lindley on the Playstation Blog where he confirmed that “PvZ: Garden Warfare” will launch for both the PS3 and PS4 on August 19. Additionally, the game will come with all of the free DLC that has been released so far with the “Garden Variety” and “Zomboss Down” expansion packs.

Like the Xbox versions, only the next-gen console will support certain features. PS4 owners will be able to play local split screen co-op in the Garden Ops mode for two players. It will also support the Boss Mode feature that is like the “Battlefield 4” Commander mode and can be played with tablets via the Playstation App. The PS4 version is also confirmed to run at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

While not officially announced, it appears that “Garden Warfare” will also receive some Playstation exclusive accessories to dress either the Plants or Zombies with. Screenshots show “Sly Cooper,” “Ratchet and Clank” and “Fat Princess” themed gear among others.

With the latest DLC, “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” offers four different modes of play. Garden Ops is a team of four Plants working together to fight through ten waves of Zombies, including two boss waves. Team Vanquish is the PvZ spin on the traditional Deathmatch and Gardens and Graveyards is the unique take on the Rush mode from “Battlefield.” Finally, Gnome Bomb has both sides trying to detonate a bomb strapped to the back of a garden gnome at various bases across the map.

Both the Plants and Zombies side come with four base classes that can be leveled up by completing challenges unique to each class. Class variants can be unlocked via Sticker Packs purchased from the in-game store with coins earned in matches or real world money.