Only a month ago, PopCap Games released a somewhat tongue in cheek “It’s about time” video, which announced that the long-awaited sequel – Plants Vs. Zombies 2 – would be released sometime in July. Well now, with E3 imminent, the developers have given a firm release date, as well as revealing more details for the game.
The title will be shown off at E3 to the press at an invitation-only event, before its new release date of July 18th, exclusively on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The first game was released of almost very platform under the sun, so you can likely rest assured that more versions of the game will be announced further down the line – with iOS devices simply having a timed exclusivity deal.
The new game – subtitled It’s About Time, will see Crazy Dave – you insane neighbour from the first game – take you through the ages to battle Zombies in your backyard in both the past and the future. The different time periods will present new levels, new Zombies and lots of new plants and power-ups to add to your arsenal.
The iOS version of the game will be free-to-play, with all levels and worlds accessible for no charge – and the promos that you will be able to face every Zombie, with no purchases required. In-app purchases will add extra power-ups and other in-game items.
Allen Murray, Senior Producer for Plants vs. Zombies 2, goes on to say:
“We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game. We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.”
Plants Vs. Zombies was a hugely addictive and wildly original game, which was incredibly fun. Fans have been waiting for this sequel for a long time, so it is great to finally hear more news. As the first game started life as a PC game, it will be interesting to see how long players will have to wait for the game to go multi-platform, as some people won’t want to play on the restrictive screen of an iOS device, especially with impressive the high-definition cartoon visuals.
See the new trailer and first ever screenshot from the game below: