Our friends at Popcap have some great news for those of you enjoying battling through the gardens and graveyards of Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare – the Garden Variety pack add-on will sprout tomorrow! There’s a lot of new content jammed into this pack, including the new Gnome Bomb game mode, new Chomp Town map, dozens of new abilities and new character customization items. Best of all, the price is definitely right.
Devastation, the second DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, debuts April 3, first on Xbox. This pack features four unique multiplayer maps, an all-new tactical 2-in-1 weapon, and Episode 2: Mayday – the next installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative.
Here’s a bit more intel we’ve received on these maps:
RUINS: A mountaintop Mayan ruin overrun by the jungle, Ruins’ skyline is dominated by an ominous volcano on the brink of eruption. The central temple provides a key overwatch position, and adds verticality to the subterranean sections beneath the temple’s foundations. These underground sections, cliffside trails and stairwells create a myriad of pathways and flanking routes so players will never be far from the frantic action.
BEHEMOTH: Situated on a massive bucket-wheel excavator (BWE), one of the largest vehicles ever created, Behemoth is a narrow, multi-level map. Long sight lines open Behemoth up to longer-range weapons, while BWE’s core walkways offer tight interior control rooms, ideal for those who prefer close-quarters combat. The map’s multiple levels gives players flanking opportunities so there will rarely be an opportunity to focus solely on your cross-hairs.
COLLISION: Having collided with a New York bridge, the resulting wreckage of this cargo ship provides the setting for Collision. With the mangled remains of the bridge, burnt out vehicles, and shipping containers strewn across the deck, this map provides the ideal theatre for tight, close-quarters combat.
UNEARTHED: Inspired by Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Unearthed drops players at the heart of an alien dig site. Unearthed lies amidst the shadows of mysterious ancient statues, and at its heart is an ancient meteorite – the focus of the excavation.
Moving on to Devastation’s new weapon, The Ripper: This unique weapon provides players with two different configurations: medium to short-range capability as a Sub Machine-Gun (SMG), and medium to long-range as an Assault Rifle (AR), giving maximum flexibility to adjust to a variety of map types and tactics.
And finally, the Extinction experience continues with Episode 2: Mayday. In the aftermath of Episode 1: Nightfall, the Quick Reaction Force team is sent in to investigate a high-tech ghost ship adrift in the South Pacific. In Episode 2: Mayday your team will need new weapons and new tactics to deal with the insidious wall-crawling “Seeder,” and the skyscraper-sized monstrosity known as the “Kraken.” To survive, players must explore the ship’s cavernous environment, scavenge supplies and construct improvised weapons and traps from blueprints found onboard.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation, available April 3rd, first on Xbox.
For those of you looking to fill these cold, snowy late-Winter days with games, this is your week: the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale kicks off… NOW
For the next seven days, we’ll be slashing prices on some of Xbox 360’s best titles, and these are in addition to this week’s normal games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store (which will be revealed tomorrow morning). To the list!
The following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (18 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:
Call of Duty: Ghosts’ first DLC, Onslaught, arrives this Tuesdayonly on Xbox LIVE. Nightfall is part of the Onslaught package, the first of four Extinction episodes. Take a look:
More on Nightfall: At a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the “Alien” threat. When the scientists lose control, a small team of elite soldiers must retrieve the intel, exterminate hordes of hostile creatures, and survive a three-story tall terror unlike anything they’ve faced before.
To view the entire Onslaught package, including its multiplayer maps and the Maverick dual-purpose rifle, click here.
Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle puts you in control of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane on a mission that challenges everything he believes – to capture the missing President of the United States while battling the zombie apocalypse. This side story features a new mission, new weapons, new vehicle, and more.
Find Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle now on the Xbox One Store (“Xbox, Bing, Dead Rising 3 add-ons”)
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 All That Remains
Batman Arkham Origins: Supply Drop 2
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas Mission Pack
Battlefield 4: China Rising
The Walking Dead 2: Season Pass
Deal of the Week
Air Conflict Secret Wars
10-Dec to 16-Dec
Apache Air Assault
Birds of Steel
Sky Drift: Gladiator Pack
Sky Drift: Extreme Fighters Pack
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Online Map Pack
The Walking Dead
17-Dec to 23-Dec
Episode 2: Starved for Help
Episode 3: Long Road Ahead
Episode 4: Around Every Corner
Episode 5: No Time Left
Ubisoft Publisher Sale
10-Dec to 16-Dec
Countdown to 2014
17-Dec to 31-Dec
Games on Demand
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
* For the Ubisoft Publisher sale, look for more information on your Xbox 360 dashboard.
I’ll have more details on the “Countdown to 2014″ promotion next week when it kicks off. It will be similar to last year’s sales event where there are new items on sale every day.
Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region