The MOP Up: Plants vs. Zombies goes multiplayer


Do you remember that quirky personality-filled Plants vs. Zombies lane defense game from way back when? Popcap has been expanding that series franchise ever since, and the latest iteration is about to launch on October 18th as a multiplayer shooter-thing.

In fact, reader Mark wanted us to let you know that Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is currently selling founder’s packs for the upcoming release. PvZ:BfN (that’s a load of alphabet soup right there) includes 4v4 PvP, co-op fun, and even an amusement park. You may want to check out the official trailer to see if this is your kind of deal.

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

Bless Unleashed’s parade of lore profiles continue this week with a look at the dragon of light and justice. We’ll call her “Florence.”

Fish ponds are now in Stardew Valley, and a new multiplayer map called Four Corners is in the works.

Nexon made an investment in Wonder Holdings, which in turn oversees two small studios and an e-commerce platform.

“In the Bounty Hunter design blog we pitched a points system and new rewards for the minigame,” said the Old School RuneScape team. “We’d like to thank you for your feedback, which we’ve used to solidify the contents of this post and its poll questions.”

You only have a very little time to battle it out over a bridge in Neverwinter and receive some nifty cosmetic rewards.

Valve kind of regrets trash talking Metro Exodus and Epic Games a while back while still painting itself as the good guy in this situation: “What came out of that was not what we expected. It wasn’t meant to be this lightning rod.”

Dark Age of Camelot is making the useful Item Search tool even better following a bunch of player feedback on the system.

Neverwinter pushed out an assortment patch that made some PvP adjustments, allowed the gathering profession to progress past 70, and more.

Hearthstone’s latest update fully prepared the game for September 17th’s opening of the Tombs of Terror solo adventure.

Check out these new physical Lifeline editions of Apex Legends!

EA is running a trial of its new streaming tech code-named Project Atlas.

KurtzPel presents its very first monthly intelligence briefing:

Elsword Online takes a peek at the final Rigomor dungeon:

What can you do when the resources of the galaxy are at your disposal? In the case of one No Man’s Sky player, the answer is “build the largest concert hall ever!

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