Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Sprouts Exclusive Xbox One Features, Zombie Class Details


New details, along with screenshots and video footage, have emerged from Gamescom for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the third-person multiplayer shooter spin-off of PopCap’s casual tower defense phenom.


At launch, currently slated for spring 2014, Garden Warfare will be a timed exclusive to Xbox consoles. The Xbox One version in particular will feature two exclusive modes, including two-player split screen co-op (in addition to four-player online co-op) and a Boss mode built around Kinect and Xbox SmartGlass integration. In Boss mode, players will be able to join multiplayer games and command their team from a bird’s-eye view as either Crazy Dave (in his modified RV airship) or Dr. Zomboss (in his blimp of the undead), using Kinect motion and voice commands or the touch screen of a tablet device to gather sunshine drops, place healing/revive stations, call in airstrikes, and so on.


PopCap has also revealed the zombie character classes. Members of team Zombie include: the Soldier, armed with a basic assault rifle type of weapon and a rocket launcher as a backpack; the Scientist, who fires a goo blaster and functions as the squad’s healer; the classic All-Star football player, who demolishes plants with his football cannon and has the ability to place tackling dummies as decoys and extra cover; and the Engineer, a support role equipped with a concrete launcher, different turrets and portals, a jackhammer that allows him to zip across the battlefield faster than any other zombie, and no shortage of sexy butt crack to distract/disgust his opposition.


You can find out a whole lot more about Boss mode and the zombie classes by watching the following Gamescom trailers and behind-the-scenes videos.

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