This news comes as somewhat of a surprise, but EA is apparently testing an open pre-alpha version for Plants vs. Zombies 3 for the Android platform. If you are interested in participating to see what EA has in store for the next installment to the Plants vs. Zombies series, just look for it on Google Play and download it to your phone.

Do note, however, that access to this Plants vs. Zombies 3 pre-alpha version is pretty limited, so don’t take too long or the available slots will all be taken by others.

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The game is still "under construction"

Not a lot of details about this upcoming game is available at the moment. Basically, all we have to work with right now is its description on the Play Store. EA has also noted that this is merely a temporary, unfinished product and thus is not a representative of the full game. The main purpose of this release is simply to obtain feedback from the players to further polish the combat system.

From what little information that’s available, it seems that Plants vs. Zombies 3 will follow the same formula as its predecessors. Playing in a portrait orientation, you’ll drag and drop various plants to defend your base from an attack of zombies, kind of like in a tower defense game. Some new upgrades for the plants appear to be present as well.

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The game will likely still follow the same formula as its predecessors

There is no word on the pricing model of the game at the moment either, but considering that it is an offering from EA, it’ll probably a free-to-play title with in-app purchases, which will likely be very expensive as well. Chances are, it’ll end up as just another predatory app designed to make players spend money. Yes, the company will surely put in tons of addictive to keep players interested, but don’t hold your breath for this one.