Popcap has officially announced today that Plants vs. Zombies will release on Xbox LIVE Arcade this September. This confirms months of rumors of the strategy game arriving on the platform.
The Xbox LIVE Arcade version will include seven game modes, two brand new multiplayer modes (co-op and versus modes), and twenty-one mini-games (including one inspired by Heavy Weapon). Of course, players can earn achievements totalling in 200 Gamerscore while playing all these modes.
“With a ton of new features and content exclusive to the XBLA version, we’ve pulled out all the stops to both expand and optimize this adaptation for a hard core gaming audience,” said Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap. “The two new multiplayer modes allow gamers to work cooperatively to defeat hordes of invading zombies, or go head-to-head in a true ‘plants vs. zombies’ challenge. We’re also featuring a customized ‘house’ for tracking and sharing progress as well as a total of 21 mini-games and 12 achievements, all designed to enthrall Plants vs. Zombies players once again.”
The game’s online mode will allow players to create their own custom house where friends can enter in order to see your progress.
The game will include all fifty original Adventure mode levels along with Puzzle, Survival, and Zen Garden. It’ll be playable in 1080p.
Finally, PopCap will release a retail edition of the Xbox LIVE Arcade version later this year for $19.99. This can be purchased in stores.