The latest entry in the popular Plants vs. Zombies video game franchise was formally announced this week and the game is already live to buy and play on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles.
Named Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, the game is set to launch officially on October 18th but is playable now in a kind of pre-release/open beta being referred to as a Founder’s Edition. Those who buy the game now and play it between now and October 17th will be able to unlock exclusive in-game rewards.
Here’s the full details on how the Founder’s Edition of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville works:
Welcome to Neighborville, where all is well. Except that a crazy new coniferous conflict between brain-less and botanicals is brewing. Join us as a Founding Neighbor in this early edition and be a part of the community that battles for Neighborville ahead of worldwide launch!
With the Founder’s Edition, you’ll play through six weeks of weekly content releases as we progress towards worldwide launch on October 18. Earn exclusive rewards for the first four weeks when you log in*, become part of the Founder’s community, and help make Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville better for all just by playing. It’s a no-brainer! You also get to be one of the first on your block to experience the game – even Zomboss will be jealous when you tell him.
Over the six weeks of content drops you’ll enjoy 20 fully customizable character classes in one social region, three free-roam regions, one PvE mode and six PvP modes, including Battle Arena, with split-screen couch co-op in every mode.
How do you become a Founding Neighbor? It’s simple:
- Get the digital-only, Founder’s Edition – only available for purchase from September 4 – 30
- Play through six weeks of fresh content drops from September 4 – October 17, with your progress rolling over to the standard edition of the game
- Enjoy the same content as the Standard Edition product on October 18 at no additional cost
Note that those looking to play the game during this period will need to purchase the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Founder’s Edition on Xbox One before September 30th. After that date, the Founder’s Edition will disappear from digital storefronts and gamers will need to wait until October 18th to buy the standard edition.
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