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MacRumors
Mar 27, 2013, 01:32 PM
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PopCap has confirmed (http://popcap.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=30836&item=136929) 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 (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/12/ea-paying-up-to-1-3-billion-for-popcap-games/) for $650 million in cash plus $650 million more in stock and potential earn-outs back in 2011.

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PopCap didn't release any information about the sequel, but has launched another PvZ title (http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/26/pvz-adventures-coming-soon/) for Facebook called Plants vs. Zombies Adventures:
Unlike the original, Adventures has players defending a motor home from waves of zombies, and the undead don't just walk in a straight line this time. They can follow paths that turn and twist, like in other tower-defense titles. New plants like the Beet -- which, uh, beats enemies -- will help deal with these more complex attack patterns.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures also has a town-building mechanic that has players upgrading various properties to earn new resources. This aspect of the game also reveals PopCap's social and monetization strategy.

Article Link: Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Coming This Summer (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/27/plants-vs-zombies-2-coming-this-summer/)



bushido
Mar 27, 2013, 01:41 PM
for the love of god add cloud support so i dont have to play it all over again on each device i own

Christoffee
Mar 27, 2013, 01:42 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!

madsci954
Mar 27, 2013, 01:50 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!

Then release a slight update, which tweaks the zombie's appearance, charge full price for it, and make the previous in app purchases not work and forcing people to re-buy them. It's the EA way!

Icaras
Mar 27, 2013, 01:52 PM
for the love of god add cloud support so i dont have to play it all over again on each device i own

THIS.

Same goes with Angry Birds.

madsci954
Mar 27, 2013, 01:52 PM
You'll also need a constant data connection to their severs with a 99% downtime!

spazzcat
Mar 27, 2013, 01:58 PM
After EA F'ed up SimCity, I am kind of done giving them money.

mikeheenan
Mar 27, 2013, 02:07 PM
Looking forward to this as the original was quite easy to beat. I see a lot of extra levels you can purchase and whatnot, but I don't do the in app purchase thing so I guess I miss out!

spblat
Mar 27, 2013, 02:16 PM
PvZ is my favorite iOS game ever. I'm really worried that EA has ruined it considering Real Racing and SimCity. There are actually two SimCity irritants btw: there's the recent DRM fiasco on the PC release, but remember how instead of updating and improving the iOS SimCity release they offered a "new" version as a separate purchase? Boooooooo

CJK
Mar 27, 2013, 02:44 PM
... count on it.

mm201
Mar 27, 2013, 02:54 PM
After EA F'ed up SimCity, I am kind of done giving them money.
Only now? They lost me at Spore. =/

cclloyd
Mar 27, 2013, 02:58 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!

Am willing to admit that if the game is basically unplayable without them then I shall be pirating them. <riot start>

Also start making universal apps instead of HD and iPhone version D:<

Gemütlichkeit
Mar 27, 2013, 03:01 PM
for the love of god add cloud support so i dont have to play it all over again on each device i own

THIS.

Same goes with Angry Birds.

No idea why these million dollar companies can't throw this support in there. Considering it's a free API to use from Apple.

srxtr
Mar 27, 2013, 03:02 PM
No idea why these million dollar companies can't throw this support in there. Considering it's a free API to use from Apple.

More $$$$

nagromme
Mar 27, 2013, 03:16 PM
The EA business model:

Charge money for a game.

Then later on, add obnoxious advertisements!

And fail to provide updates/fixes even so. Many of their games still don't even have retina support! But oh, they were sure to get an update out to insert ad banners! Dead Space for instance.

chainprayer
Mar 27, 2013, 03:34 PM
Plants vs. Zombies: FarmVille Edition
Don't let the zombies eat your grains!

anthdci
Mar 27, 2013, 04:08 PM
Really liked the first one, must have played through the main adventure 20-30times and completed all the mini games. I've been itching for a sequel but I know for a fact it is going to be absolutely terrible because it'll be another freemium app :-( the same as real racing 2 being brilliant and completing and not getting past the forth race in real racing 3.

kbmb
Mar 27, 2013, 05:06 PM
No way in hell this turns out well!

Original game is classic and sells well.
EA comes in and buys the company.
Eff's it all up :p

-Kevin

garnerx
Mar 27, 2013, 05:21 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!

It's already full of in app purchases! Jeez...

ianwuk
Mar 27, 2013, 05:49 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!

This.

EA already ruined Real Racing 3 by doing this, they have plans to ruin Command and Conquer (another revival) in the same fashion by the end of the year.

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It's already full of in app purchases! Jeez...

But they have still not found a way to charge you for turning your device on to play the game. I am sure they are working on it. :D

the8thark
Mar 27, 2013, 06:24 PM
EA will fill it with in app purchases!
Yes and this is the sad part. All the good from the game will be sucked out.

roadbloc
Mar 27, 2013, 07:38 PM
EA better have not ruined this.

adam044
Mar 27, 2013, 10:11 PM
How about you update the current one to iPhone 5 screen size!

garnerx
Mar 28, 2013, 07:35 AM
Yes and this is the sad part. All the good from the game will be sucked out.

Gah!

I bought the first PvZ on iOS. It's very good, I finished it, I enjoyed it.
I'd like to get some more fun out of it by playing the minigames and extras that it has, loaded in the app, sitting right there on my iPod.

But I can't unless I either grind through the game I've already finished for about 200 hours to earn enough currency to unlock the extra modes, or I buy a wad of currency for real money.

This is how PvZ is. This has *nothing* to do with EA!

BornAgainMac
Mar 28, 2013, 08:20 AM
Anyone ever play the entire game and then go to a new device and remember how boring it is to do the beginning levels again? If they can't allow you to move your saved games between devices then at least have the ability to jump to any level.

the8thark
Mar 28, 2013, 09:18 AM
This is how PvZ is. This has *nothing* to do with EA!
True, a smart developer would have all the different versions linked. But I don't see that happening.

fred_garvin
Mar 29, 2013, 09:56 AM
If Apple were looking out for users, they'd publish 2 prices for each app.

1. The price to download
2. The price to fully purchase the app with all in app purchases tallied.

That'd put an end to some of these practices. Too bad making money through trickery takes priority over the customer experience.

APlotdevice
Mar 29, 2013, 05:52 PM
EA better have not ruined this.

They will. Guaranteed. :(

Squilly
Mar 31, 2013, 09:39 PM
They haven't even updated the original Plants vs Zombies to the 4" screen. What makes them think they're ready to release a second version?!

Michael Goff
Apr 1, 2013, 10:09 AM
They will. Guaranteed. :(

Yeah!

EA sucks!

I hear they eat babies, literally spit and crap on customers (same time somehow), and just generally make games that nobody likes.

Am I cool yet?

APlotdevice
Apr 5, 2013, 04:12 PM
Yeah!

EA sucks!

I hear they eat babies, literally spit and crap on customers (same time somehow), and just generally make games that nobody likes.

Am I cool yet?

Try spending your hard earned money on games like Monopoly and Scrabble, only to have them completely ****** up in more recent updates.

Michael Goff
Apr 6, 2013, 09:28 AM
Try spending your hard earned money on games like Monopoly and Scrabble, only to have them completely ****** up in more recent updates.

I did buy monopoly on the iPad.

Haven't played it much, though. It's broken?

Could be worse, I paid about 18$ for Final Fantasy Tactics that hasn't been updated in over a year.

ValtermcPires
Apr 6, 2013, 10:00 AM
Anyone ever play the entire game and then go to a new device and remember how boring it is to do the beginning levels again? If they can't allow you to move your saved games between devices then at least have the ability to jump to any level.

Oh man don't remember what i struggle on Siege Hero, on my iPod i got all levels unlock, when i moved to my iPhone i have to do all again.

But this news is awesome, i like the first PvZ, but i certain point become boring.

charlituna
Apr 6, 2013, 10:02 AM
Am willing to admit that if the game is basically unplayable without them then I shall be pirating them. <riot start>

Also start making universal apps instead of HD and iPhone version D:<

I have to agree with this. I don't mind IAP to speed up games. I don't mind waiting 24 hours for my utter destroyed car to repair (in part cause I have 3 cars) but when it's like the Simpsons and after maybe a week you can't really play without paying that is crap.

And I would rather buy level packs (assuming reasonable pricing) than a whole separate game. I feel like the Angry Birds seasons should have been that way. And the whole free v paid with no ads should be an IAP so we don't have to start over.

Cloud syncing would be a plus but universal to me is a must. Do it like Temple
Run Oz did it and download the standard version off the top and when you detect a device that can go HD ask folks if they want those assets. Or how about Apple treats universal apps like they do videos, when we hit download ask which one we want (they used to have that in iOS 5 for video when you were downloading previous purchases as well as showing what was already bought and I hope those are brought back)

ValtermcPires
May 6, 2013, 03:02 PM
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