Plants vs Zombies 3: Welcome to Zomburbia is coming to mobile devices this year, a whole 11 years after the last mainline entry.
As reported by Eurogamer, Plants vs Zombies 3 is set to release sometime in 2024 for iOS and Android devices. However, it's seen a soft launch in certain regions. If you're in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, or the Philippines, you can play a "near-launch ready build" right now.
As is the standard for mobile games, Plants vs Zombies 3 will be free to download and play, while offering in-game purchases as an option for players who want to speed up their progression through the game, or potentially access a range of cosmetic goodies.
The threequel returns the PopCap Studios-developed series to its garden defense format. Players will place plants with varying skills and abilities down on a grid-based garden to fight oncoming hordes of zombies, protecting your house from the undead onslaught.
If you've played a Plants vs Zombies title before, then there's not much here that sounds out of the ordinary. This third entry brings a host of new plants (and likely zombies), as well as a greater focus on narrative. There'll also be a new type of level that acts more like a puzzle than the more traditional tower defense format.
There's no word on an official release date for Plants vs Zombies 3: Welcome to Zomburbia at present, and we're not presently sure as to whether it'll see an early soft launch in regions beyond what's listed above. But if this is indeed a "near-launch ready build," as PopCap claims, then it likely won't be much longer until iOS and Android players worldwide can get their hands on the sequel.
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