Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville Coming to Nintendo Switch

Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch next month, March 19. Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville initially released on PC and consoles back in fall 2019, though a Steam release did not roll out until summer 2020. Similar to the past two Garden Warfare spin-off entries before it, this specific Plants vs Zombies game comes in the form of a third-person shooter, complete with multiplayer and single-player modes.

PopCap Games’ Plants vs Zombies first took the world of mobile gaming by storm back in 2009 as a tower defense kind of game. Not long after the first game’s massive success on mobile, the game had taken over PC and console gaming, too.

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The abovementioned third-person shooters made a splash on the gaming market with the launch of Garden Warfare back in 2014, followed by Garden Warfare 2 in 2016. Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville counts as the third entry in the spinoff series, adding new gameplay mechanics and a few new character classes. Luckily, the recently concluded Nintendo Direct revealed a few exciting Plants vs Zombies-related news for Nintendo Switch users.

During the latest Nintendo Direct stream, publisher Electronic Arts and developer PopCap revealed their plans to bring Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville to the Nintendo Switch next month, March 19. Costing $40, the Complete Edition will include every bit of content released across past versions such as all in-game unlockables, post-release DLCs, cosmetics, and characters.

The game additionally brags 23 customizable characters, Team Play for every faction, offline play, team play with up to three friends, and 8v8 multiplayer. In a statement regarding the reveal, EA mentioned that PopCap co-created the game with QLOC S.A. And, intriguingly, Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville serves as the first Frostbite-made game to release on the Nintendo Switch.

Since this marks the debut of a Plants vs Zombies title on the Nintendo Switch, owners of the immensely successful hybrid console are in for quite the treat. The online and offline modes give fans plenty of content to sink their teeth into, all of it made more engaging by Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville’s fun and simplistic gameplay loop.

The recent Nintendo Direct was filled with tons of exciting news. As such, from the Fall Guys port to the announcement of the Ninja Gaiden collection, Switch owners have an entire library of new releases to expect throughout the year. Now the waiting starts for when Nintendo might once more bless the world with yet another of its fun-inducing presentations.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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