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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Coming This Summer




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.

PopCap didn't release any information about the sequel, but has launched another PvZ title for Facebook called Plants vs. Zombies Adventures:
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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for the love of god add cloud support so i dont have to play it all over again on each device i own
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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EA will fill it with in app purchases!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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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!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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You'll also need a constant data connection to their severs with a 99% downtime!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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After EA F'ed up SimCity, I am kind of done giving them money.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 02:07 PM   #8
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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!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 02:16 PM   #9
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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
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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EA will screw up yet another well-loved game ...

... count on it.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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After EA F'ed up SimCity, I am kind of done giving them money.
Only now? They lost me at Spore. =/
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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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:<
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 03:01 PM   #13
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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.
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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 $$$$
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 03:16 PM   #15
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:06 PM   #18
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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

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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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EA will fill it with in app purchases!
It's already full of in app purchases! Jeez...
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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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.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 07:38 PM   #22
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EA better have not ruined this.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:11 PM   #23
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How about you update the current one to iPhone 5 screen size!
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:35 AM   #24
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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!
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:20 AM   #25
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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.
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