The spoof “Grass Effect” armor is really coming to Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. The “Z7” suit will be made available to those who pre-order the game. And as you can guess, it’s a spoof on BioWare’s Mass Effect franchise, which is also owned by parent company EA.
The above trailer also shows off the new characters coming to Garden Warfare 2, as well as the fan-requested “Solo Play” mode.
Here’s the rest of the details straight from the press release:
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is partnering with BioWare™ on an intergalactic pre-order*. Fans who pre-order the game will get access to a new Grass Effect Z7-Mech when they start Garden Warfare 2. Crafted by Dr. Zomboss, and inspired by one of the development team’s most favorite videogame franchises, this mech will help ensure Zomburbia’s galactic future. Gamers will have a blast playing with what was built to be the best-looking bane of plants everywhere. The Z7-Mech comes strapped with tools like the melee Zomni-tool, as well as interlocking ceramic plate armor with kinetic padding. This character is designed to augment tech, biotic, and weapons damage.
The battle for Suburbia reaches crazy new heights in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. For the first time in franchise history, zombies have taken over Suburbia and plants are on the attack. Each faction has enlisted new characters to join the fight, including Rose, an all-powerful sorceress from the past that can turn zombies into playable goats and Captain Deadbeard, a crusty pirate that has been adrift for hundreds of years. All the over-the-top fun takes place across 12 new immersive maps that are bursting with personality and humor, spanning everything from a Time Travel Theme Park to Moon Base Z. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 taps into the heart of what fans loved about the original and goes above and beyond to deliver the funniest, craziest, most over-the-top shooter.
You can check out our hands-on preview of the game here.