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Plants vs. Zombies XBLA To Support Co-Op, Versus

Because we need our friends to be addicted too.

Leaked achievement data from the Xbox Live Arcade version of Plants vs. Zombies over the weekend suggested that it would launch with co-op and versus modes, a first for the fledgling social games franchise from the makers of Peggle. But now those are confirmed features according to an official release, which also exposes a release window, new modes, and an interesting way to gauge how buddies are progressing in this version of the game.
 
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA launches this September at 1200 Microsoft Banana Points and will support a grand total of seven game modes, two of which are being billed as co-op and versus. In addition to this, the game will ship with 21 mini-games, one being a platform-exclusive Heavy Weapon-style shooter.  
 
But more intriguing, perhaps, is the "goofy new way to track and share progress online." Players will be able to create their "own custom house" and drive to check out others, according to official release.

Getting back to the co-op and versus, according to achievement gathering site Xbox 360 Achievements, "ZFF's 4 Evr" will give users 20 Gamerscore if they should "Bowl a winner with a friend" in a co-op catered version of mini-game Wall-Nut Bowling. "Versus vs. Versus" will reward users with a less-stellar 15 points if they happen to build enough steam in "VS. mode" to win five games in a row. 
 


Not long ago, creator PopCap Games blasted an image (above) to press of a zombie hand clawing a piece of paper that prominently said "Save the date; August 2, 2010." A betting man would have said--and at least one did--that this reminder had something to do with the forthcoming XBLA version of the title instead of a sequel. Looks like that betting man (me) was wrong.
 
One version of Plants vs. Zombies is a much more competitive offering than others. PopCap added in some score-based systems into the World Winner version of the game, making it possible for the service to set up ladders and such around what people can score in the game. It's not co-op or versus in the traditional vein, but it's sorta close to what we're seeing here with the XBLA version of the game.     
 
In addition to being available as a digital download this September, PopCap is also planning to bust out a Xbox 360 retail version of Plants vs. Zombies bundled with copies of Peggle and Zuma. A PC/Mac version this bundle is expected as well. Both of which should hit this fall at $19.99 respectively.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Leaked achievement data from the Xbox Live Arcade version of Plants vs. Zombies over the weekend suggested that it would launch with co-op and versus modes, a first for the fledgling social games franchise from the makers of Peggle. But now those are confirmed features according to an official release, which also exposes a release window, new modes, and an interesting way to gauge how buddies are progressing in this version of the game.
 
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA launches this September at 1200 Microsoft Banana Points and will support a grand total of seven game modes, two of which are being billed as co-op and versus. In addition to this, the game will ship with 21 mini-games, one being a platform-exclusive Heavy Weapon-style shooter.  
 
But more intriguing, perhaps, is the "goofy new way to track and share progress online." Players will be able to create their "own custom house" and drive to check out others, according to official release.

Getting back to the co-op and versus, according to achievement gathering site Xbox 360 Achievements, "ZFF's 4 Evr" will give users 20 Gamerscore if they should "Bowl a winner with a friend" in a co-op catered version of mini-game Wall-Nut Bowling. "Versus vs. Versus" will reward users with a less-stellar 15 points if they happen to build enough steam in "VS. mode" to win five games in a row. 
 


Not long ago, creator PopCap Games blasted an image (above) to press of a zombie hand clawing a piece of paper that prominently said "Save the date; August 2, 2010." A betting man would have said--and at least one did--that this reminder had something to do with the forthcoming XBLA version of the title instead of a sequel. Looks like that betting man (me) was wrong.
 
One version of Plants vs. Zombies is a much more competitive offering than others. PopCap added in some score-based systems into the World Winner version of the game, making it possible for the service to set up ladders and such around what people can score in the game. It's not co-op or versus in the traditional vein, but it's sorta close to what we're seeing here with the XBLA version of the game.     
 
In addition to being available as a digital download this September, PopCap is also planning to bust out a Xbox 360 retail version of Plants vs. Zombies bundled with copies of Peggle and Zuma. A PC/Mac version this bundle is expected as well. Both of which should hit this fall at $19.99 respectively.
Posted by VashTS

I like plants

Posted by JessicaBoo

This game is crazy addictive......
Posted by cspanick

Brainsssssssssss

Posted by rargy

PC version stole 50+ hours of my life.

Posted by granderojo

This means co-op achievements, fuck this.

Posted by Animasta

this is basically the best tower defense game

Posted by Ineedaname

I already have the iPhone version, the PC version, don't do this to me.

Posted by Babylonian

I hate that I know this, but Nicholson, they're called Gamer Points, not GamerScore. GamerScore is the word for your total accumulated points.

Posted by Wandrecanada

This announcement is yes!  I have the Steam version and I will surely have the XBLA version for Co Op!

Posted by bosshog70

Love playing this on pc, sounds even better on xbox360

Posted by goodwood

Damn you popcap why is it that the games they make everyone buys them multiple times  to have it every platform. I will have to hold off on buying it on the 360.

Posted by Shuborno

Nooo!  I've given enough of my life to PvZ... I don't know if I can handle more modes... more achievements... more time gone from my life...

Posted by ISuperGamerI
@VashTS said:
" I like plants "
I like zombies...
 
And in other news, believe it or not I have never played this game cause I'm waiting for the 360 version.
Posted by FCKSNAP
@Ineedaname said:
" I already have the iPhone version, the PC version, don't do this to me. "
You should just wait for the SOE version on PS3/PSP, it's inevitable since they signed that deal.
Posted by Redbullet685

Hopefully it plays good. Actually, Very very good for $15. It should be $10 like PC.

Posted by 4f3f4324f342

ahhh for goodness sake, Make a damn sequal and stop rereleasing the same crap
Posted by jos1ah

Great game, but September? I mean, we've waited long enough already. If it were releasing a month or so sooner I'd probably pull the trigger.
Posted by Raven_Sword

Wasnt this game suppose to hit PSN? this and Castle Crashers? WTH!? 
Edited by MrKlorox

I wish they'd patch the PC version with all these updates. Especially 1080p graphics. Even the iPad version is higher resolution than the PC one.
 
@Redbullet685 said:

" Hopefully it plays good. Actually, Very very good for $15. It should be $10 like PC. "

PC version is $20. Steam just sells it for half price by default.
Posted by Seedofpower

Can someone find me the thumbnail image?

Posted by Castiel
@Snapstacle said:
" @Ineedaname said:
" I already have the iPhone version, the PC version, don't do this to me. "
You should just wait for the SOE version on PS3/PSP, it's inevitable since they signed that deal. "
Link please?