What you need to know

  • Recently, EA said that a new Plants vs. Zombies game was on the way.
  • A closed beta has been going on for a while called Codename Picnic.
  • The game may not be called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3, but Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.

A few weeks ago, EA said that new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games were launching soon. Since then, there have been closed beta tests for a new Plants vs. Zombies title, but we didn't know what it was. Today, a trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville appeared online. While this could be an elaborate hoax, the footage appears to be genuine because our sources were able to verify parts of it. Some of the footage appears to be from the closed beta test which was called Codename Picnic.

Instead of being called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3, it looks like the next third-person shooter set in the bizarre universe is called Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. Hopefully, it's not just a name change and there are other activities instead of simply battling plants or zombies in closed arenas. Maybe we'll see a larger open-world environment this time around. However, only time will tell. It looks like this trailer was meant for Gamescom 2019.

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Xbox One S: All-Digital Edition

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 like Forza Horizon 3.

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

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