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Rejoice! Plants vs Zombies 2 is Coming Very Soon

We're huge fans of PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies. The tower defense game burst onto the gaming scene as a desktop game in 2009 but things really took off when it was released for iOS and Android in 2010 and 2011, respectively. The iOS release sold more than 300,000 copies in the first nine days it was available on the App Store and with over 10 million fans on Facebook, to say PvZ has a bit of a following would be an understatement. This week, PopCap used the official Facebook page to announce that the game is finally getting a sequel.

 

Dubbed Plants vs. Zombies: It's About Time, PopCap has already released a trailer for the game. What's more, gamers will be pleased to know that they don't have to wait too long for a release. According to PopCap, the game is slated for a July launch. Wahey! What we don't know is the platform on which PvZ: It's About Time will launch. The original game is available for Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, Xbox, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, Windows Phone, PS Vita, BlackBerry 10, and DSiWare. Is it too much to hope for a multi-platform launch right off the bat? We hope not.

As far as the trailer is concerned, it's not great. It's mildly amusing, but it offers no hint as to what we can expect this summer. Still, it's more than we had yesterday, so I guess we shouldn't complain too much. Check it out for yourself:

  • chumly
    Workplace productivity goes down by 15%.
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  • mobrocket
    please please be an XBL game please for under $25
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  • internetlad
    As far as the trailer is concerned, it's not great. It's mildly amusing, but it offers no hint as to what we can expect this summer.
    I'm going to go with "exact same as the first one, but in a new yard with 3 new plants and 3 new zombies."
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  • shoelessinsight
    I'm going to go with "exact same as the first one, but in a new yard with 3 new plants and 3 new zombies."
    The first game only cost me $2.50 on sale from Steam. I'd be happy to get more of the same in a sequel for that price again.
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  • Onus
    What would be cool is if the player can take the zombies side, or if there's a 2-player game.
    Maybe they'll add some lawn ornaments...trees...
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  • ninjustin
    Meh, EA own's Popcap now I don't know how much of that team actually exists anymore. This is the also the first PopCap game to be released in ages so I doubt this is a worthy sequel.
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  • sliem
    Can't wait for this. I love PvZ so does my son.
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  • Darkerson
    And a year after release, Im sure we'll see something like this.
    EA:"We are sad to announce the closing of the Plants versus Zombies 2 servers. Please Pre order Battlefield 5 to receive beta access to Plants versus Zombies 3. $99 for standard, $199 for Premium!"
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  • tim1935
    w00t
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  • lpedraja2002
    If EA had a hand in this we'll probably be seeing something like the "pay to cheat" system from Dead Space 3.
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