Plants Vs. Zombies Shambles To Xbox 360 This Fall

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If Plants Vs. Zombies has Xbox Live Achievements, surely there must be a video game to go along with it, right? Yes, of course. PopCap's gardening of the dead smash hit will become an Xbox Live Arcade game in September.

The maker of Peggle and Bejeweled made it official today, revealing an XBLA version of the real-time strategy game that has already hit the PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Plants Vs. Zombies for Xbox Live Arcade should arrive in the fall, bringing with it seven game modes, two all-new multiplayer modes (co-op and versus), 12 unique achievements and 21 mini-games.

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PopCap also promises:

  • A goofy new way to track and share progress online, where players create their own custom house and cruise down the street to see their friends' cribs!
  • The highest resolution of any Plants vs. Zombies adaptation to date at 1920 x 1080

The XBLA version will cost 1200 Microsoft Points or $15 in real world bucks.

Later this year, PopCap will also a retail version of Plants vs. Zombies, including Zuma and Peggle for the Xbox 360, along with a new "Game of The Year" edition of the PC/Mac original, a limited number of which will include a zombie figurine.

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Two things,

1) I'm kinda surprised to see this just now arriving on xbox. I would've thought it'd be out long ago. Guess that's Popcap's clever non-cannibalistic marketing at work.

2) Good game or not, I'm getting tired of the exploitation of memes. If it's not zombies, its pirates, ninjas, or lolcats. Yes it's opportunistic to capitalize on the revenue brought in through what is now stale ideas, but where's the originality, people? It's most prevalent on the iTunes appstore as devs look for new ways to make money off these memes, and yet, the consumers eat it up. I better stop ranting now... this could get ugly...