What you need to know
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville leaked weeks ago.
- It launches on October 18 for Xbox One and other platforms.
- You can play it today if you purchase the Founder's Edition.
- You can purchase the game for $30 through the Microsoft Store.
The new Plants vs. Zombies game is probably the worst-kept secret in gaming. Everyone who played the multiplayer test leaked its existence weeks ago, and we even saw a trailer. While everyone expected the game to launch later this year, it's available today if you purchase the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Founder's Edition.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Founder's Edition costs $30 on the Microsoft Store, but if you're an EA Access subscriber, you can get it for $27. It's quite a hefty download because it comes in at a little over 12 GB on Xbox One. Luckily, it takes advantage of Microsoft's latest console.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and looks absolutely stunning. It's like playing through a Disney Pixar movie. The shooting mechanics are smooth and seem to be much more precise than Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
According to EA, with the Founder's Edition, you'll play through six weeks of weekly content releases towards the October 18 release date. The digital-only Founder's Edition is only available for purchase from September 4 to 30.
Play it early
It actually launches in October
Become a Founding Neighbor with Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Founder's Edition! Play weekly content drops in this early edition, earn exclusive rewards for the first four weeks you log in, and much more.
Jump into digital
Ditch the discs
Secure your Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, Microsoft's new and ambitious disc-less console. It's the cheapest Xbox One ever made, bundled with a trio of downloadable games.
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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)
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Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.