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MacRumors
May 6, 2013, 04:43 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/pvz.pngPopCap has shared few details about the sequel to its popular lane defense game Plants vs. Zombies after announcing (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/27/plants-vs-zombies-2-coming-this-summer/) the follow up in late March, but today the company offered up a more solid July release date along with a teaser trailer.

Though the trailer does not give any hints about the gameplay, it does poke fun at the lengthy amount of time between releases. The original Plants vs. Zombies game was released in 2009, with an iOS version available in 2010.

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According to the video, PopCap will be officially calling the sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. Though no specific platforms have been announced for the release, the popularity of the title on iOS suggests that a simultaneous iOS and PC debut is likely. Apple recently revealed (https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=640266685&mt=8) that Plants vs. Zombies is the 12th top all time paid app for the iPhone.

Article Link: PopCap to Release 'Plants vs. Zombies 2' in July (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/06/popcap-to-release-plants-vs-zombies-2-in-july/)



komodrone
May 6, 2013, 04:46 PM
I didn't even play the first one.

Bathplug
May 6, 2013, 04:46 PM
"It's about time". Wait to plant plants or pay via in app purchase to skip the timer.

TouchMint.com
May 6, 2013, 04:47 PM
This game was mega sweet I cannot wait for the second one!

Yvan256
May 6, 2013, 04:47 PM
Great... a Facebook link at the end of the teaser. :rolleyes:

It's like companies don't even have websites of their own anymore.

somethingelsefl
May 6, 2013, 04:56 PM
I didn't even play the first one.

Thanks for sharing. :rolleyes: Then you must be in the minority...since out of 10 BILLION APPS, it was the 12th on the paid list.

needfx
May 6, 2013, 05:00 PM
Thanks for sharing. :rolleyes: Then you must be in the minority...since out of 10 BILLION APPS, it was the 12th on the paid list.

but why? it was horrid..!

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Great... a Facebook link at the end of the teaser. :rolleyes:

It's like companies don't even have websites of their own anymore.

on recent tv ads too

they mostly give out their FB pages and when dumb people press like, other dumb people see it

ikir
May 6, 2013, 05:05 PM
If this sequel is half the fun of the first one it will be a great game already.

shurcooL
May 6, 2013, 05:12 PM
This pisses me off because they try to speak on my behalf (as the gamers), yet they make it look like what I want is in fact the opposite of what I really want.

I'd much rather they updated and improved the original rather than making a sequel.

Look at Left 4 Dead 2. Some of friends have L4D1, some have L4D2, and it's a mess that you can't play together. It would've been a much better single game with updates.

Imagine instead of updating TF2 they instead made TF3, TF4 every year.

Making sequels is mostly an excuse to charge more money all over again.

Edit: I'm speaking in general. In fact, I couldn't care less about PvZ itself or its sequel lol.

dampfnudel
May 6, 2013, 05:13 PM
I just hope EA doesn't simcity Plants vs. Zombies 2 up.

WilliamG
May 6, 2013, 05:24 PM
I just hope EA doesn't simcity Plants vs. Zombies 2 up.

I just hope it won't be IAP-centric. As much as I loved the first game and played it numerous times, I won't be doing this sequel if I can't just buy it for $4.99 or even $9.99, without penny-pinching IAP.

tonyr6
May 6, 2013, 06:24 PM
The problem is see with this is that when PvZ2 comes out the orignal PvZ will be abandoned and there will be no more updates. I even seen old version of games disappear from the App Store. At least I got the original PvZ as a free app of the week.

Just saying at least with Angry Birds you don't have to purchase a new version and it is constantly updated.

seanybryan
May 6, 2013, 06:27 PM
Awesome! Plants vs Zombies was one of my first App Store purchases on my iPhone 3G. I still play it on a weekly basis on my iPad mini and iPhone 4. Definitely got my money's worth and can't wait for more zombies, plants, levels, and minigames. I can't wait for July!

smoking monkey
May 6, 2013, 06:46 PM
This pisses me off because they try to speak on my behalf (as the gamers), yet they make it look like what I want is in fact the opposite of what I really want.
I'd much rather they updated and improved the original rather than making a sequel.
Look at Left 4 Dead 2. Some of friends have L4D1, some have L4D2, and it's a mess that you can't play together. It would've been a much better single game with updates.
Imagine instead of updating TF2 they instead made TF3, TF4 every year.
Making sequels is mostly an excuse to charge more money all over again.

Ummm... Yeah. Take a deep breath, relax and have a lie down.



but why? it was horrid..!

Even accounting for individual tastes you simply can't call it horrid. Give the hyperbole a break.


The problem is see with this is that when PvZ2 comes out the orignal PvZ will be abandoned and there will be no more updates. I even seen old version of games disappear from the App Store. At least I got the original PvZ as a free app of the week.

It's been three years, dude. What do you want with your five buck purchase? A massage, perhaps a nice cup of coffee once a month?


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Looking forward to it, but I hope that it doesn't come with IAPs. I see IAPs like gambling. It takes advantage of those with weak wills.

CrazyForApple
May 6, 2013, 07:54 PM
I want to know when they update the app for the bigger screen on the iPhone 5/iPod touch 5th gen.

brownpaw
May 6, 2013, 08:01 PM
My biggest problem with the first PvZ was that there was no feature parity or save game syncing between the different consoles. I own the iPhone, iPad, Xbox, and PC versions of the game and it kills me that not only are they all different, but playing on one means nothing to the others.

Solomani
May 6, 2013, 09:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1_0SUGlDQ


There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
We don't want zombies on the lawn

ConCat
May 6, 2013, 10:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1_0SUGlDQ


There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
We don't want zombies on the lawn

That was worth watching. Nice.

Solomani
May 6, 2013, 11:30 PM
My biggest problem with the first PvZ was that there was no feature parity or save game syncing between the different consoles. I own the iPhone, iPad, Xbox, and PC versions of the game and it kills me that not only are they all different, but playing on one means nothing to the others.

On iPod/iPhone/iPad/Mac... newer iOS games offer iCloud synching. That means you play a game on your iPhone, and iCloud does the rest by saving the game settings/scores/achievements across your other devices (e.g. you can continue the game on your iPad, Mac, etc).

This is a fairly new feature, and only recently took off in 2012 or so. Many of the top-notch iOS developers are offering this more and more on new titles, because iOS gamers are demanding it more.

Battlefield Fan
May 7, 2013, 12:47 AM
It's now owned by EA. I'll pass...

hestroy
May 7, 2013, 02:34 AM
I love this game.

T'hain Esh Kelch
May 7, 2013, 03:02 AM
The problem is see with this is that when PvZ2 comes out the orignal PvZ will be abandoned and there will be no more updates. I even seen old version of games disappear from the App Store. At least I got the original PvZ as a free app of the week.
You are actually complaining that you are not getting more free content for a game that is already massive and considered a gem, and you even got the game for free? Wow... People these days..

brownpaw
May 7, 2013, 05:12 AM
On iPod/iPhone/iPad/Mac... newer iOS games offer iCloud synching. That means you play a game on your iPhone, and iCloud does the rest by saving the game settings/scores/achievements across your other devices (e.g. you can continue the game on your iPad, Mac, etc).

This is a fairly new feature, and only recently took off in 2012 or so. Many of the top-notch iOS developers are offering this more and more on new titles, because iOS gamers are demanding it more.

I'm well aware of iCloud syncing, but it appears to be useless when the iPhone and iPad versions are different games entirely and not a single universal app.

The Phazer
May 7, 2013, 05:19 AM
On iPod/iPhone/iPad/Mac... newer iOS games offer iCloud synching. That means you play a game on your iPhone, and iCloud does the rest by saving the game settings/scores/achievements across your other devices (e.g. you can continue the game on your iPad, Mac, etc).

This is a fairly new feature, and only recently took off in 2012 or so. Many of the top-notch iOS developers are offering this more and more on new titles, because iOS gamers are demanding it more.

It really didn't. iCloud syncing remains a very minority pasttime for devs, because it's completely broken.

RobNYC
May 7, 2013, 08:55 AM
I want to know when they update the app for the bigger screen on the iPhone 5/iPod touch 5th gen.

Admittedly I was annoyed they never updated the original to fit the new iPhone 5 screen.

Shrink
May 7, 2013, 08:58 AM
Oh Lordy...I just read the headline and thought it said "PopCrap" and thought...my, my, that's an honest dev!!

Going to lie down now...:o:p

EgbertAttrick
May 7, 2013, 12:29 PM
Wow.