Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville trailer leaks

Rumors of a follow-up to the Garden Warfare series called Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville have been cropping up recently, and seem to have been confirmed by a European trademark filing for the name. Now a trailer has leaked, and while it's obviously not final—a couple of scenes are still sketches and the words TEMP GAME FOOTAGE appear over the action—it's a clearer look at what we can expect. 

While it definitely still has a fair amount Garden Warfare DNA in it, looking every bit like a team-based third-person hero shooter, there do seem to be new character options—like a ninja mushroom and disco zombie—and it's even more cutesy and cartoony than it used to be. Where the Garden Warfare games' parody of Modern Warfare extended to an odd tinge of grittiness, the glimpses of gameplay footage here look more like Fortnite.

Of course most of the trailer is just someone rapping about the corn cob and peashooter and so on, but it is kind of catchy.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.