PopCap to Release 'Plants vs. Zombies 2' in July

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    PopCap has shared few details about the sequel to its popular lane defense game Plants vs. Zombies after announcing 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.

    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 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
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    "It's about time". Wait to plant plants or pay via in app purchase to skip the timer.
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2012
    This game was mega sweet I cannot wait for the second one!
  5. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Great... a Facebook link at the end of the teaser. :rolleyes:

    It's like companies don't even have websites of their own anymore.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    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.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    but why? it was horrid..!


    on recent tv ads too

    they mostly give out their FB pages and when dumb people press like, other dumb people see it
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2007
    If this sequel is half the fun of the first one it will be a great game already.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    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.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    I just hope EA doesn't simcity Plants vs. Zombies 2 up.
  11. macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    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.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2013
    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!
  14. macrumors 6502a

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    Ummm... Yeah. Take a deep breath, relax and have a lie down.

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

    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?


    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    I want to know when they update the app for the bigger screen on the iPhone 5/iPod touch 5th gen.
  16. macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010

    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.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    That was worth watching. Nice.
  19. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
    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.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
  21. macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
  22. macrumors 68030

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    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..
  23. macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    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.
  24. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    It really didn't. iCloud syncing remains a very minority pasttime for devs, because it's completely broken.
  25. macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2008
    New York, NY
    Admittedly I was annoyed they never updated the original to fit the new iPhone 5 screen.

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