Plants vs. Zombies coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade

Casual gaming company PopCap Games has announced its plans to release Plants vs. Zombies on Xbox LIVE Arcade this fall.

The XBLA version of the game will feature seven game modes–including two all-new multiplayer modes–12 unique achievements and 21 mini-games.

“With a ton of new features and content exclusive to the XBLA version, we’ve pulled out all the stops to both expand and optimize this adaptation for a hard core gaming audience,” said Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap. “The two new multiplayer modes allow gamers to work cooperatively to defeat hordes of invading zombies, or go head-to-head in a true ‘plants vs. zombies’ challenge. We’re also featuring a customized ‘house’ for tracking and sharing progress as well as a total of 21 mini-games and 12 achievements, all designed to enthrall Plants vs. Zombies players once again.”

The game will also feature a higher resolution–1920×1080– as well as all 50 levels of the original Adventure mode, along with Puzzle, Survival and Zen Garden.

Later this year, PopCap will release a retail boxed edition of Plants vs. Zombies (including full versions of Zuma and Peggle as well) for the Xbox 360, as well as a new “Game of The Year” boxed edition, a limited number of which will include a zombie figurine. Both are expected to arrive on retail shelves later this fall and will cost $19.99 each.

The XBLA version of Plants vs. Zombies will cost 1200 Microsoft Points ($15.00).