Plants vs Zombies 3 revealed thanks to surprise Android release
Plants vs Zombies 3 is coming! Wanna feel old? It’s been 10 years since the original Plants vs Zombies launched on PC and promptly took over the world, getting ported to pretty much every platform known to man.
The sequel Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time launched five years later and was probably very successful, even though no-one really got very excited about it since it was a free-to-play mobile game that didn’t exactly maintain the elegance of the first game.
Now EA and PopCap have officially revealed Plants vs Zombies 3 in the most surprising and either overwhelming or underwhelming possible fashion – then again, EA announced and released Apex Legends the very same day, so it’s not exactly out of character! Either way,Plants vs Zombies 3 just popped up on the Google Play store for Android, and if you’re one of the lucky few, you can try it right now.
Revenge of the lawn
EA revealed that a new Plants vs Zombies game was coming during an earnings call earlier this year, but everyone assumed it was the new Garden Warfare shooter we’ve heard rumours about for a while and not actually Plants Vs Zombies 3.
As reported by Android Police, the new game’s available as a pre-alpha on the Android store – but slots are limited, and you may not even get to see the store page depending on what country you’re in (we’re in the UK and just get an error message). It’s only an early build of the game, so there’s probably not that much exciting in there anyway. The only apparent change so far seems to be that sunflowers are missing, replaced by a sun-meter. Hope there aren’t too many drastic departures from the nearly perfect original!
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
DC Comics attempted their own Marvel Ultimate Alliance-style game once – what was it called?
- Infinite Crisis
- Justice League Heroes
- Teen Titans
- Gotham City Imposters
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Luigi’s Mansion 3 coming this Halloween
Being ardent Ghostbusters fans, one of our most anticipated games of the year is Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Switch – and now we finally know when we’re going to get it! Nintendo has announced that the ghost-hunting extravaganza will be creeping us out at that most appropriately spooky time of the year, namely Halloween: October 31st.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 was one of the best sequels ever, so the same team should be able to harness the power of the Switch and deliver something special. Hopefully it won’t be too scary though, as we soil our pants easily.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is actually a spin-off of an X-Men game
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is out this week, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. This came as something of a surprise for long-time fans, since the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games have never been exclusives – not even in the distant past, when they were known by another name. You see, they are actually spin-offs – or rather hugely expanded versions of – the X-Men Legends series.
X-Men Legends 1 and 2 were released in 2004 and 2005 respectively, developed by Raven Software – who also made the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance, which came out in 2006! Blimey, three epic Marvel games in three years? Why hasn’t there been a single great MCU videogame?
Anyway, the gameplay of X-Men Legends was identical to Ultimate Alliance – except the MUA series expands the cast to include the entire Marvel universe, not just the X-Men. Sadly the X-Men Legends games have never been re-released, so there’s no way to play them nowadays. Boo.