It seems that EA is planning to expand the Plants vs. Zombies universe according to a new trademark filed by the company. The Plants vs. Zombies games are hugely successful so it isn’t that surprising. Over the years, the series has gone from a tactical tower defense to a third-person shooter with the Garden Warfare series. Although there is already a Plants vs. Zombies 3 on the way, EA doesn’t seem to be done with the series as they have filed a trademark for an upcoming game titled, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.
The trademark was filed on 9 August according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s database. It was first spotted by Gemastu who stated that EA had indeed filed for the trademark. According to the EUIPO’s records, the trademark is currently under examination with the description confirming that it is a video game.
As for the name Neighborville, it may be familiar to some fans of the series as it’s the name of the suburb in the Plants vs. Zombies comics. It’s no secret that EA has been wanting to make a new Plant vs. Zombies shooter game with the company telling investors that a new PvZ game is slated for release sometime before March 2020. They confirmed that they were working on a new game for consoles and PC back in February.
While there has been a lot of talk surrounding a new game, this trademark doesn’t mean that a new incoming title is inbound. Neighborville could also be a new project as it doesn’t contain the Garden Warfare title.
It’s clear that we won’t be getting rid of Plants vs. Zombies anytime soon. This trademark means that we are one step closer to EA revealing their new Plants vs. Zombies they clearly want to make.
What Plants vs. Zombies game do you think EA is planning?