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Plants vs. Zombies 2 is Finally Available

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 launched on iOS today.

Plants vs. Zombies, the insanely popular tower defense game that mixes gardening and the zombie apocalypse, burst onto the gaming scene as a desktop game in 2009. Four years is a long time to wait for a sequel but, back in May, publisher PopCap revealed that Plants vs. Zombies 2 was on the way. The company promised a July launch for Plants vs. Zombies 2, but July came and went with nary a sign of the new game. This week, PopCap finally gave the people what they have wanted for a long time.

 

The availability of PvZ2 was announced via the official App Store Facebook page. Unfortunately, there's no word on availability for other platforms. PopCap says it will be available on other platforms "later this year and beyond," but mentioned no specifics. We do know that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will have three new worlds (more on the way, says PopCap) and more than 60 levels at launch. There's new plants, new zombies, plant food to supercharge your plants, power-ups that let you pinch/flick/zap zombies, side missions, mini-games, brain-teasers, and new Challenge Zones at the end of each world.

The app itself is free, but a quick glance at the App Store reviews reveals the premium plants are sold as in-app purchases and range from $2.99 to $3.99. According to Mashable, you don't need to buy anything to access all of the existing stages, but PopCap might have more success with its IAPs if it lowers the prices just a little.

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    icepick314 , August 15, 2013 12:04 PM
    PopCap or EA?

    DLC for plants?

    REALLY??!?!
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    icepick314 , August 15, 2013 12:04 PM
    PopCap or EA?

    DLC for plants?

    REALLY??!?!
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    spookyman , August 15, 2013 12:23 PM
    Another app for jail breaking and hacking..
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    frillybob101 , August 15, 2013 12:30 PM
    It WAS released in July just in Austriala
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    WithoutWeakness , August 15, 2013 12:41 PM
    @icepick314: PopCap is owned by EA as of July 2011. I would bet that EA is the reason they have microtransactions for plants and why they are releasing for iOS first (the original PvZ was for PC first then was ported elsewhere after it became popular).
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    jimmysmitty , August 15, 2013 12:48 PM
    I don't get why they do things like this. Why release on just iOS first then later to other platforms? Why can't they do like some other upcoming games such as Batman AO and release on all platforms at once?

    This is a tad annoying as anyone without a iDevice has to wait till they feel like releasing it on their platform of choice. Plus the IAPs are stupid. Make the game a certain cost then give IAPs that are cosmetic only.
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    dark_knight33 , August 15, 2013 1:12 PM
    It's all about greed folks. This is what EA does to studios. It's why they are the most hated company in America. Worse is the sell-out developers that sell the soul of their company to EA for a paycheck, only to watch beloved franchises go down the tubes afterwards. F*** popcap and F*** EA. They won't get a dime from me.
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    prince_david , August 15, 2013 1:34 PM
    A few whales will buy stuff. I won't spend money on anything like this but i would have gladly paid up to 10$ for a full game of PVZ2 on mobile.
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    Elevory , August 15, 2013 1:45 PM
    PvZ 2 is "finally" available on the phone I don't have. Hooray!
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    hoofhearted , August 15, 2013 3:15 PM
    PVZ 1 was fun. I won't be doing 2 with this DLC and microtrans crap.
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    anti-painkilla , August 15, 2013 5:28 PM
    Well I was excited. Then I hit the comment section.

    Dammit, EA kills everything. I bet they kill dolphins between releases for consistency.
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    bebangs , August 15, 2013 6:28 PM
    must milk the idevices first...
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    salgado18 , August 15, 2013 8:35 PM
    And, on the Related Content of the news (down this page), the first one:

    iPhone OS 3.0 Released on iTunes

    really? :p 
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    NinjaNerd56 , August 16, 2013 5:25 AM
    Got it last night - playing on iPad2.

    I like it a lot; 4 stars. The IAP cost them a star.
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    stevelord , August 16, 2013 10:12 PM
    I wanted to get it, but the reviews on iTunes says the game is plagued with in app purchases. If it had the same quality and charm as the original, they could just charge a few bucks more and remove most of the IAPs.

    Lame. Wonder what the Steam version will look like.
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    theguy82 , August 18, 2013 6:55 AM
    The game is still fun, but have to agree to most of the comments here. Just release it with a price tag of 5-10 bux with everything. I do find this game much harder than the first, which will probably have some people buy things to try to beat the level.
    I will never do IAPs and have to say it does ruin the game a bit, but is still overall fun to play.
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    theguy82 , August 18, 2013 6:59 AM
    As for the comment about why not on all platforms. It is called exclusives. Why was the last of us only on PS3? Exclusive. It is about $ and Apple most likely payed EA/PopCap a lot of money to make it an App store exclusive.
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    cocosoup , December 12, 2013 1:14 AM
    I would think Plants Vs. Zombies were big enough to charge a decent amount up front and skip all this in app purchases. Like Delmonte said it just feels too much like cheating. I have yet to play a freemium game that is bearable without extra purchases. I'm about to give up completely on mobile games all together as the big ones all seem to be going down this road.Maybe i just buy some pvz 2 stuffed toys as collections at toyswill.com
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