PopCap Games had big news today. Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, will be releasing on July18th. The game was announced with a CG trailer (though no gameplay footage). It will be a free to play iOS exclusive, but something tells me it will make its way to other platforms eventually.
The original Plants vs. Zombies was a huge hit. It’s side scrolling, tower defense gameplay, cartoon visuals and inherent sense of humor proved quite addictive. Initially released in 2009 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, the game was soon ported to just about every console and device under the sun. It’s popularity has yet to wane but, as the subtitle states, it’s about time a new title came out!
From PopCap’s press release:
Designed from the ground up as a live service, the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies 2 continues the epic struggle of plants defending your brainz against zombies from your backyard through the vast reaches of time, both past and future. New worlds with new levels, plants, zombies and new ways to play will be released on an ongoing basis. Leveraging the touch interface of Apple’s popular mobile devices, Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes all-new touch-screen power-ups that enable players to “break the fourth wall” and interact with zombies directly, as well as via plant defenses.
Also returning for the sequel is Crazy Dave, the addled neighbor who serves as a guide for players and shopkeeper for special plant upgrades and other tools and weapons. New touch-screen power-ups, plant food that supercharges plants, and novel new game mechanics that both help and hinder players’ efforts to thwart the zombie hordes will enthrall existing fans and new players alike.
The trailer gives us a good look at Crazy Dave’s new exploits, building a ramshackle time machine to stop the zombie invasion before it starts. Check it out below. Hopefully we’ll get to see some gameplay footage soon!