So we finally have a few more details from PopCap regarding Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time. The game is currently slated to be released on July 18th (worldwide) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. While these three systems are the only ones announced so far, I wouldn’t worry too much if you haven’t invested in an Apple handheld. Plants Vs. Zombies was available on most systems and this game shouldn’t be any different. Just wait a little while longer and the game will be probably be announced for your system of choice.
The game will be free-to-play and will have micro-transactions (curse you EA!!!) but PopCap swears “players can face every zombie and access every level in every world at no cost.” The micro-transactions are for in-game items and various upgrades. Let’s hope they aren’t outrageously priced or necessary.
“We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game,” said senior producer Allen Murray. “We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.”
That sounds like future DLC if I was to read into that quote. Just a guess, but since EA likes money I have a hunch they will release as much content as they can.
There are about a dozen worlds in the game, with Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, and the Wild West being confirmed thus far.
“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.” ~ Direct from PopCap