PopCap Games, a leading company offering casual video games, has announced the North American release of Plants vs. Zombies for the Nintendo DS.
The game features all of the gameplay included in the PC edition — Adventure, Survival and Puzzle modes — while adding multiplayer action, plus four all-new, exclusive mini-games and 14 achievements.
Available immediately in North America, the game comes with a price tag of US$19.95. Plants vs. Zombies for the Nintendo DS will also be available in international markets in the coming weeks, said the company today, Jan. 18.[ Also Read: Get Ready to Play with Pokémon Black and White ]
Recently, PopCap Games released Bejeweled 3, the first sequel to its flagship franchise in more than six years. With twice the game modes of its predecessor as well as eight mini-games and a complete revision of sound and graphics, Bejeweled 3 is a leap forward in the match-3 category introduced by the original Bejeweled. (Read: PopCap Games Released Bejeweled 3)
In the next several weeks, PopCap will also launch a DSiWare version of Plants vs. Zombies. The title will contain Adventure mode gameplay, all four of the new mini-games from the DS adaptation and one DSiWare exclusive mini-game, Zombie Trap.
“Plants vs. Zombies is already a fan favorite on PC, iPhone, iPad, and Xbox, and with this latest incarnation, we’re bringing something special to DS enthusiasts that’ll keep players equally enthralled,” said Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap.
“Four modes of dual-screen play, multiplayer action, four all-new mini-games, and 14 achievements offer a great combination of original gameplay and unique features that makes the backyard battle for brains fresh and fun.”[ Also Read: Kinect for Xbox 360: Over 2.5 Million in 25 Days ]
Plants vs. Zombies for the Nintendo DS has been tuned specifically for dual-screen gameplay and features multiplayer action via an ad-hoc wireless network in the game’s Versus mode, where players can go head-to-head against one another as sunflowers, or zombies.
Along with this, and all three modes of original content, the game introduces unique non-stop action:
Air Raid: As a pilot flying repeater, players have to dodge, weave and shoot their way to victory in this side-scrolling shooter-style mini-game.
Home Run Derby: In a wacky marriage of zombies and baseball, players hit home runs to score sun. But they’ll have to watch out for the oncoming, sporty hordes of some all-new zombies.
Heat Wave: It’s a real scorcher! Players have only a few plants and they tire out quickly. Swap them around with the stylus and cheer them up with the microphone!
BOMB All Together: Players will blast zombies into the hereafter, but they’ll have to use their plants wisely; there’s a limited supply.
Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.
PopCap’s games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units, according to the company.
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