EA has announced that it will be releasing Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch, and it will be available from March 19th on the console. This edition will contain all the content released for the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC with all those items being unlockable in game through playing. The price has been set at $39.99.
Melvin Teo, Producer at PopCap Vancouver, said
“We are excited to bring everyone’s favorite Plants vs. Zombies™ characters to Nintendo Switch for the first time, giving players the ability to play in their homes or on the go, however they choose. The Switch’s motion controls allow us to try a fresh new take on Neighborville, and with its docked and portable play, we have the ability to bring the game and its characters to life in ways that weren’t possible before.”
Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville will be the first game that uses the Frostbite engine to be released on the Switch. The game will have both offline and online multiplayer. In offline multiplayer matches will allow four players to play together, while online there will be 8v8 multiplayer. Players will have the option to use the Switch’s motion controls for aiming, though that can be customised in the settings for the game.
How Did We Rate Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville?
In terms of how entertaining Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville turned out to be we turn to Stefan. While we did not review the game when it fully released, Stefan did play the game when it first hit early access before becoming a full release. At the time of early access, Stefan wrote:
This is where I’m not terribly chuffed with Battle for Neighborville. It shouldn’t be necessary for the third game in a series, not to mention from a publisher the size of EA, to go through a foreshortened Early Access period like this, with a six week drip feed of additional modes and features throughout. PopCap say they want to tune the game with their most ardent fans, and perhaps that’s a good thing, considering the high profile struggles of Star Wars Battlefront II, Battlefield V and Anthem, but it shouldn’t be necessary. A good old fashioned open beta would do the job of testing and feedback just as well… but that doesn’t make you money, I suppose.
Still, I’ve been a fan of these Plants vs. Zombies spin offs since their inception, with PopCap having this magical way of twisting what was once a humble computer and mobile puzzle game into a great online shooter. Not only that, but each time they’ve managed to take some of the latest trends in the broad shooter genre and pull them off with aplomb.
You can read his full thoughts here.
Source: Press Release