The plants and the zombies have already successfully infiltrated the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to conduct an on-going war in defense of gardens and graveyards. Electronic Arts and PopCap Games announced Monday that this war will spread soon by giving “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” a release date for the PC.
“Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” will invade the PC starting on June 24, according to a press release from Electronic Arts. It will include all of the free DLC that has been released to the game so far.
“We’ve had an amazing response from players since launching the Xbox platforms, and can’t wait for PC players to join the party this summer,” said Brian Lindley, Producer on “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare”. “The PC version has all the great content that we have put out since launch like Garden Variety and Zomboss Down for players to enjoy from the start.”
The PC version of the game is available to pre-order now from various retailers. EA’s Origin store is offering a “Garden Warfare Digital Deluxe Edition” for $34.99 which comes with two Booster Packs and 80,000 in-game coins, which should be enough to unlock almost every character variant in the game. Meanwhile, Amazon has it for the $29.99 base price plus it comes with two Booster Packs and a $5 store credit.
PopCap Games’ Lindley also confirmed over the weekend that micro-transactions will be part of the game starting this week for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game. This should be available for the PC version at launch as well and will allow players to purchase in-game coins with real world money. These coins can then be used to purchase blind sticker packs that unlock character customizations and variants.
This will likely not affect the balance of the game as it doesn’t take much to unlock character variants now. Additionally, the variants don’t unbalance the gameplay in our experience. This appears to be a way for PopCap Games to offer the DLC maps and other content for free.