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SCP Title: How Not to Run a Shady Anomalous Marketing Campaign

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Disinformation Priority: ENNUI

Special Containment Procedure: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a secure video archive located at Site-██, with SCP-XXXX-1 instances kept inside SCP-XXXX. Every week, SCP-XXXX should be checked for any changes in its book cover.

Efforts to prevent civilian populace from breaking normality are ongoing. As of 04/05/2018, mass amnestic operations are no longer required.

Detaining Persons of Interest George Fan, Rich Werner and Laura Shigihara (respectively designated as PoI-XXXX-1, -2 and -3) is currently a low priority.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation of a DvD box labeled "The Full Franchise of Plants vs. Zombies". SCP-XXXX has no notable anomalous properties, other than serving as the container for SCP-XXXX-1 instances. As of 05/05/2019, SCP-XXXX's cover art creates a new image every week, often containing messages attempting to convince readers to buy (non-existent) merchandising of the Plants vs. Zombies franchise, commentary of the franchise's 05/05 birthday, sponsorship, and [REDACTED]. It is currently unknown whether SCP-XXXX is sentient/sapient, or how it obtained extremely sensitive information regarding the Foundation and other Groups of Interest.

SCP-XXXX-1-1 To -3 are anomalous DVD discs, originally found within the container of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 instances' anomalous properties manifest when certain requirements are met:

  • SCP-XXXX-1-1, a copy of Plants vs. Zombies PC Edition, is inserted into a compatible computer
  • SCP-XXXX-1-2, a copy of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 1, is inserted into a compatible video game console (minimal specifications includes the XBOX 360, PS3 or a PC)
  • SCP-XXXX-1-3, a copy of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, is inserted into a compatible video game console containing the newest and/or the most advanced hardware specifications available (minimal specifications includes the XBOX ONE, PS4 or a PC equipped with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card)

If any of the SCP-XXXX-1 instances are inserted improperly or does not meet the aforementioned requirements, the instances will instead run an existing, defunct, unreleased, region-exclusive or normally incompatible Plant vs. Zombies game1.

When requirements are met, SCP-XXXX-1 instances display a list of seasons and episodes originating from a show entirely based off of Plants vs. Zombies2. The contents of each season details the lore of Plants vs. Zombies, though later in the series the episodes progressively become more disturbing, starting with episodes that are targeted towards children to episodes that has mature topics relating to politics, mental health, history and death.

Addendum XXXX.1

SCP-XXXX Discovery

The existence of SCP-XXXX was hinted at on 30/03/2018, when Plants vs. Zombies fan Julie ██████ uploaded multiple 'leaked' gameplay footage of the supposed third installment of the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare spinoffs. Initially assumed to be an elaborate hoax, the videos were ignored for several days before Julie leaked Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 assets to the public as proof of its existence. These 'discoveries' were then picked up by a small Plants vs. Zombies community on social media app Amino, with details eventually making its way onto larger multi-media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, before inevitably being reported by several major gaming news outlets claiming that based on the footage of the 'leaked' gameplay, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 'will put a major twist on the shooters genre', indirectly informing the public to the existence of SCP-XXXX. During this time, EA and PopCap had repeatedly denied the legitimacy of the footage and claimed that there were no plans for a future Garden Warfare title3.

The 'leaks' eventually reached Foundation attention, with agents later tracing the original footage to Julie ██████'s apartment. During interview, Julie claimed that SCP-XXXX was originally found in a dumpster in ██████, California. Mistaking the contents of SCP-XXXX to be a collection of old Plants vs. Zombies games, Julie returned to her apartment in hopes of giving away SCP-XXXX-1 instances to fans of the franchise, leading to the accidental discovery of SCP-XXXX-1-3.

Addendum XXXX.2


Addendum XXXX-3

Text Messages Recovered From PoI-XXXX-1, -2 and -3

On 04/29/2018, George Fan, now classified as PoI-XXXX-1, came under Foundation attention after witnesses reported George Fan attempting to communicate with a non-anomalous octopus. PoI-XXXX-1's house was eventually raided by Foundation agents after the Person of Interest committed a series of anomalous events while under Foundation surveillance, though the household was abandoned by the time the raid was conducted.