PopCap has finally announced the long-awaited sequel of its massively popular game Plants vs. Zombies. The new version, which could be named "Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time," will be released this coming July.
The insanely popular game, which debuted way back in May of 2009 as a PC and OS X game, is finally getting a sequel. Since its release, it has been made available on almost every gaming platform - Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Sony’s PLaystation 3, and PS Vita. It has also been carried over to iOS, Chrome, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Samsung’s Bada operating system. Although the company did not reveal - at least for now - the platforms that will support the sequel, the news is enough to keep its hungry fans excited.
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Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most successful games made by PopCap and contributed to the company’s acquisition by gaming giant Electronic Arts. PopCap was reportedly bought for $650 million in 2011 with $100 million in stock. However, the company reportedly laid off 50 employees in North America and has closed its Dublin office shortly afterwards.
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Currently the 12th most downloaded paid iOS app ever, Plants vs. Zombies is still one of the most popular games today. But Plants vs. Zombies lovers have been waiting for PopCap to build a sequel for the 4-year-old game. Frustrated gamers voiced their questions in the short Youtube video the company has released to announce the sequel’s released timeline. For the game’s loyal followers, it’s truly about time to launch Plants vs. Zombies 2.