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This article pertains to a game that is currently unavailable. It will return soon with major updates and changes made, but for now this page reflects its last available version.


For the Chinese spinoff version, see Plants vs. Zombies 3D.

Plants vs. Zombies 3 (abbreviated as PvZ3) is a tower defense game released by PopCap Games. This game is a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies 2. It was released on Android devices for pre-alpha testing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 for a limited amount of users in the United States and Canada[1]. The pre-alpha ended on February 10, 2020 and was soft launched on February 25, 2020 in select countries, namely the Philippines, Romania, and Indonesia.

On October 14, 2020, it was confirmed that the soft launch would be unavailable on November 18, 2020 to make bigger changes. On September 7th, 2021 it was re-released for a soft launch. It is currently available only in Australia and the Philippines.

Google Play Store description

Grow, Battle & Try to Survive!

Rebuild Neighborville and battle the fun-dead in the latest installment of your beloved tower defense game series — Plants vs. Zombies 3. Defend your town (and brainz) from hordes of zombies with all-new levels, mechanics, and characters. Adventure and gruesome gardening in Neighborville have never been sweeter!

Dr. Zomboss, and his crew of zany zombies have concocted a new, elaborate scheme to conquer Neighborville. Battle zombies to rebuild Neighborville, one lawn at a time, using zombie-bashing strategy, tower defense gameplay and survival game instincts! Push back the Brain Fog and blast your way through all of the town to restore the peace.

Puzzle action and adventure await with every level. Blast through lawns with exciting boosts like the new and improved Cherry Bomb and different plants with unique strengths. Build your plant defense, puzzle your way through tricky zombie challenges and use strategy to protect your brainz. Play with characters, new and old, including your favorite lawn legends and hilarious zombies.

Survive with the help of your potent army of plants and earn the title of Mayor of Neighborville! Download and join the kooky universe of Plants vs. Zombies today!

BATTLE ZANY ZOMBIES

Tower defense style fun and thrilling action awaits your army of exciting plants on the lawn. Battle to ensure Neighborville’s survival and prove you have what it takes to become the ultimate garden guardian.

- Tower defense like you know and love. Be strategic!

- Battle zombie favorites like Buckethead across a variety of new, exciting lawns

- Learn exciting tricks to restore the town as you encounter new, powerful zombies

- Build the best survival strategy to be competitive!

RESTORE NEIGHBORVILLE

Grow plants and reach new heights with your green-thumb! Plants are your weapon against Dr. Zomboss and his zombie horde. Unleash the power of the sun, plants, and toolshed  as you ready for battle on the lawn.

- Play with your favorite lawn legends – both new and old – like Peashooter and Chomper

- Grow and rebuild Neighborville as you unlock new tricks, levels and more!

- Discover your plants’ unique strengths and abilities and create the ultimate strategy

- Fight with your garden’s fullest potential as you discover the latest twists in PvZ3!

BLAST THROUGH PUZZLES

Puzzle your way through level upon level with new adventures to play and master. Challenges unlike ever before will test your planting abilities to the extreme!

- Puzzles and action never before seen to challenge your brain and brawn

- Blast through levels and unlock new, powerful items to help restore Neighborville

- Fight and defeat zombie units throughout a series of puzzles with unique challenges

- Strategy will be necessary – outwit the competition to come out on top

VISUALLY & ORGANICALLY ENHANCED

Garden and zombie action brought to you from a new lens. Play and experience the newly revamped art style of Plants vs. Zombies 3!

Restore Neighborville and earn your zombie-destroyer badge of honor with the latest installment of an epic game: Plants vs. Zombies 3!

Development

On July 16, 2019, Popcap stated that a new Plants vs. Zombies game, Plants vs. Zombies 3, was in development on their forum. The game was in Pre-Alpha and was meant as a way for players to test the game and give feedback for improvements to the game. Many of the requests were listened to, and they helped make the game better, until the Pre-Alpha was closed on February 10th, when the developers stated they were going through a new phase in development.

Later, on February 25th, 2020, Popcap revealed the game to a few select countries for a soft-launch phase. No official release date is clear as of this time.

On September 7th, 2021, Popcap soft-launched a new version of the game with everything reworked.

Plants

Main article: Plants (PvZ3)

Returning Plants

Power-Ups

Zombies

Main article: Zombies (PvZ3)

Returning zombies

New Zombies

As of the 2021 Beta. There are currently 3 areas, namely

Glitches (Archived)

  • After the first server update, the level progress bar was unintentionally hidden under the score bar. This was fixed in the 15.1 update.
  • During the Graveyard Trick 'Grave Danger!', a gravestone can rise on a tile occupied by a plant. The plant will function normally, but Plant Food and Tacos can't be used on it until the gravestone has been destroyed.
  • Under unknown conditions, the game can softlock at the end of the stage. This can be fixed either by digging up plants or force closing the game.
  • When a player tried to donate seeds in their club, a pop-up that said 'Donation has expired' would cancel the action and temporally remove the seed request from the player's list. This glitch was fixed in the second server update.
  • When a Crossing Guard throws a road cone onto a male Browncoat Zombie's head, the male zombie has a chance to become a female.
  • Sometimes, after a battle when the lawn is full, you can still hear the plants making sounds.

Version history (2020-2021)

Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 3/Update history
  • February 26: The game has been soft launched in Ireland, Romania and the Philippines.
  • Early March: A server update has been pushed, fixing various bugs and revamping the Devour Tower's UI elements.
  • March 10: The 15.1 update has been released, fixing more bugs and improving more UI elements across the whole game, most notably the plant seed packets.
  • March 11: Another server update has been pushed, fixing the donation bug.

Concepts

Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 3/Concepts

Upcoming content

Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 3/Upcoming content

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Unlike the previous games, zombies (including the parts they drop) sink into the ground when defeated. In the previous games, they simply disappear under normal circumstances.
  • This game previous version and Plants vs. Zombies Heroes are currently the only games to use portrait mode.
  • This game has now changed back to landscape.

References

2. https://www.ea.com/games/plants-vs-zombies/plants-vs-zombies-2/news/plants-vs-zombies-3-soft-launch-update
3. https://www.ea.com/games/plants-vs-zombies/plants-vs-zombies-2/news/a-new-vision-for-pvz3
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