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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 for 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.


The Braniacs, Dr. Zomboss's zombie leaders, with the help of his new invention, the Devour Tower, the zombies, unknown to the plants at the time, conquer every house and lawn in Neighborville. Soon, the tower invades your house and carries it in it's grasp. After going inside and attacking zombies inside, the plants learn that they can push the tower away from Neighborville and save the other lawns. With this new info, Crazy Dave, Penny, Peashooter, Sunflower, Bonk Choy and many others set off on a quest to stop the Devour Tower's reign over Neighborville once and for all!

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Protect your town (and brains) from a brand-new zombie horde in PvZ™ 3!

Protect your town (and brains) from Dr. Zomboss’ latest plot in Plants vs. Zombies™ 3! This new title from PopCap Games brings even more action, more strategy, and way more tacos – with the same tower-defense-style gameplay you know and love from other PvZ™ titles. Collect a team of freshly picked plants, defend your town from zombie attacks, puzzle your way through tricky boss challenges, and connect with others online to show off your lawn-inspiring skills.


With the help of his zombie bosses, the Brainiacs, and the massive Brain Fog-spewing Devour Tower, Dr. Zomboss has conquered every block in your town – except for your street! To defeat him, you’ll have to push back the Brain Fog and reclaim your turf in classic tower defense battles. Fight your way up through the fearsome floors of the Devour Tower, where you’ll take on challenging zombies and rescue captured plants to restore buildings and blocks of your town.


PvZ fan favorites, like Peashooter, Sunflower, and Bonk Choy are back with a whole host of other plant pals. Collect powerful plants, each with unique skills, strategies, and attacks. Become Commander in Leaf of your plant platoon when you make critical choices about which plants to deploy, which to upgrade, and which to level up for succulent wins. 


Dr. Zomboss and his bumbling band of Brainiac bosses are here and they’re ready to take you out (for dinner). Encounter colossal challenges that will force you to think on your feet, adjust on the fly, and change up your strategy to beat them back.


You’re never alone in your town (and we’re not just talking about the zombies lurking in the bushes)! Link up with friends, foes, and innocuous strangers alike to test your zombie-battling skills and strategy online. Compete against others in Arena Mode and climb the League Tiers in Tournaments to earn gems and seeds. You can also create or join a Club to chat, donate seeds, and acquire Club plants.


Plants vs. Zombies 3 is a tower defense game like previous installments in the series, the main differences being that the game is 3D, played vertically, and the lawn's new size, 5x8. Additionally, sun is generated automatically by Sunflower at a rate of 1 for every 3 seconds.

Each level is divided into 2 sections, with a middle stage called "Taco Time" that allows you to plant new plants, shovel them, move them and feed them Tacos, which give them Tacobilities that last the rest of the level. However, you get a limited supply per level. In Taco Time, no zombies spawn but you cannot generate sun. You can re-continue the level and exit Taco Time whenever you like. Other power-ups besides Tacos include Plant Food, giving plants an instant powerful ability, and Cherry Bombs which explode in a 3x3 area.

Outside of battle, you have your world map, showing all the lawns you have saved and ones still in the Devour Tower 's grasp. You can choose to fight in any of the lawns, where Zombie Breakouts happen daily, to get more seeds for plants, currency, and Stars. Or, you can progress in the Devour Tower and beat floors to unlock new plants, zombies, features, and lawns.

The game has taken a more strategic approach compared to past installments, and is not meant to "replace" them, as stated by the developers:

"PvZ 3 is a fresh way to play and not meant to replace the original PvZ or PvZ 2 – those games are amazing in their own ways. For this game, we wanted to incorporate social play, faster combat, and deeper synergies for the plant team. These changes meant that some of the old elements (sorry, Lawn Mowers) were reworked to fit this new vision."

Game Modes

Main article: Game modes (Plants vs. Zombies 3)


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, Popcap revealed the game to a few select countries for a soft-launch phase, the phase the game is currently in now. No official release date is clear as of this time.



Main article: Plants (PvZ3)

Returning plants

New plants


Main article: Zombies (PvZ3)

Returning zombies

New Zombies


Including the Devour Tower, Plants vs. Zombies 3 has 12 different areas.




Sprites, models, and textures






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