Usually the biggest threat to a healthy lawn come in the form of bugs, or maybe a cat who’s decided to use it as her personal litter box. Plants vs. Zombies ups the ante, though, as you’ll have to don your gardening gloves to repel dozens of shuffling undead on a quest for brains. PopCap’s upcoming tower defense game is scheduled to launch on May 5, but in the meantime continue reading for a sneak peek.

For those unfamiliar with the genre, tower defense games are part arcade game, part real-time strategy, where your goal is to build defensive and offensive structures on the fly in order to stop waves of enemies from marching from one end of the screen to the other. In this case, you must protect your house from the zombies advancing across your lawn.

Luckily, you’re quite the green thumb, and can grow plants that slow the zombies down. But you’ll have to be crafty, because different kinds of zombies have different strengths and attributes, like the zombie who was a buff football player in its former life, or the one that wears an orange construction cone on its head for protection.

PopCap Games has made a cute music video to promote Plants vs Zombies, which you can check out here. Stay tuned to Gamezebo and we’ll let you know the instant the game launches.