Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition Now Available from PopCap [Update]

[Update: 5:50pm] In the comments, Shacknews reader aqtrans points us to the official PopCap Facebook page, where the company revealed all users who have already purchased Plants vs. Zombies on its official website will have their copy of the game upgraded to the GOTY edition for free.

[Original Story] Poised to make an announcement early next week, PopCap Games has quietly released a "Game of the Year" edition of its casual smash-hit Plants vs. Zombies.

On sale now on PopCap's official site, Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year edition is priced at $19.99 and includes the original 2009 hit along with 20 new achievements and the "Zombatar" character creator, which allows players to develop their own lawn-hating zombie aggressors.


Although we'd love to have our dream "crazy trucker" zombie don the infamous red leather from Thriller, we somehow doubt that will make it into the character editor.

An Xbox Live Arcade version of the popular tower-defense style game is expected to release in "early September."