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Plants vs. Zombies trademark filing gives up shooter’s possible name

Welcome to Neighborville

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We know a new Plants vs. Zombies game is coming before April 2020, we know it’ll be a shooter from the Garden Warfare segment, and now we have a good idea of its name thanks to a trademark filing.

Electronic Arts received the trademark for “Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville” from the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (according to Gematsu). The rest of the paperwork contains generic information.

PopCap in mid-July announced a new mobile game called Plants vs. Zombies 3, so we know that Battle for Neighborville isn’t that. But it could be another mobile game or just a new spin-off. Occam’s Razor suggests the simpler explanation is the shooter. Neighborville is the setting of the Plants vs. Zombies comic book series.

Last month, players were invited to a closed alpha test for the PvZ shooter, which is codenamed “Picnic.” That was said to have taken place Aug. 1-6 and featured two gameplay modes.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare launched in 2014, and Garden Warfare 2 followed in 2016. The third game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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