PopCap has confirmed that Plants Vs. Zombies 2 will be arriving this summer. The original is one of the biggest hits for the company, which was purchased by EA for $650 million in cash plus $650 million more in stock and potential earn-outs back in 2011.
It felt like only yesterday that I was yelling at my sunflowers to give me more sun, maybe because it was. I didn’t expect to get a sequel to this already amazing game.
Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense video game developed and originally published by PopCap Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The game involves a homeowner using many varieties of plants to repel an army of zombies from “eating their brains”. It was first released on May 5, 2009, and made available on Steam on the same day.
A version for iOS was released in February 2010, and an HD version for the iPad. An extended Xbox Live Arcade version introducing new gameplay modes and features was released on September 8, 2010. PopCap released a Nintendo DS version on January 18, 2011 with content unique to the platform. The PlayStation 3 version was released in February 2011 also with added new co op and versus modes found in the Xbox 360 version. An Android version of the game, exclusive to the Amazon Android App Store, was released on May 31, 2011.
On February 16, 2012, a version was released for BlackBerry PlayBook. Later a BlackBerry smartphone version of the game was released on January 2013 following the launch of BlackBerry 10. Furthermore, both the original Windows and Mac version of the game have been re-released with additional content in a Game of the Year version. The game received a positive response from critics, and was nominated for multiple Interactive Achievement Awards, alongside receiving praise for its musical score. A sequel was announced in August 2012 and is currently set for release on June 30, 2013.
So far, only a handful of promos have been out. The only thing I am concerned with is, if this game becomes a miss. A lot of sequels become a miss because developers expand on things that do not need to expand on. I hope this game would be a hit. Tell me your opinion in the comments below, I’d love to hear them!