PopCap Vancouver and EA have released the highly anticipated Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The sequel improves on its predecessor by adding a new Backyard Battleground, over 100 playable characters with outrageous powers and abilities, 12 all-new maps bursting and eight game modes.

Back in January, we held our first-ever open beta so fans could get a sneak peek at the Backyard Battleground and some of the new characters, maps and experiences,” said Justin Wiebe, Creative Director, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. “That was just a glimpse at all of our new ways to play and the response was so positive that we can’t wait for fans to dive into even more features and see the rest of the world we’ve created.

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The Backyard Battleground is a personal playground full of dynamic events that brings to life more ways to experience the PvZ universe. Take your time exploring on your own or with friends, discovering and unlocking exciting secrets throughout the world and completing quests as you go. Or jump into the action once you’ve unlocked the King of the Hill-inspired mode, Flag of Power.

Players of original Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will have the ability to earn unique in-game rewards based on their rank in the original Garden Warfare. There’s also the option for players to transfer almost every one of their unlocked characters into Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 right from launch, so they can jumpstart their new adventure with their favorite plants and zombies.