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Report: Peggle 2 coming to Xbox One December 9

Report: Peggle 2 coming to Xbox One December 9

Peggle 2 may have missed the Xbox One launch, but just barely. The sequel to the popular PopCap game has now been given a release date of December 9, for $11.99.

Read more: No date for other platforms »

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Peggle 2 delayed from Xbox One launch

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Peggle 2 delayed from Xbox One launch

PopCap's ping 'em up Peggle 2 was supposed to debut on Xbox One at the new console's November 22 launch, which really was the main reason to look forward to the next generation. But oh no, disaster! It's now due in December, PopCap has said.

Read more: Now due "a few weeks later" »

"Apparently they are only able to get 720 pegs on screen at one time. "
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Peggle 2 gameplay videos: it's more Peggle

Related Topics – Peggle 2, PopCap, Peggle Series, Xbox One
Peggle 2 gameplay videos: it's more Peggle

Peggle 2 has all sorts of new features, PopCap promises. "It's a lot more immersive than it used to be in the past," lead producer Jared Neuss told us. Masters are the highlight for Peggle 2, with new over-the-top powers, new Master-specific victory songs, and new art that brings everything together. "You're moving through their world as you progress through the levels. The game feels more seamless than it used to."

Three new gameplay videos show off Peggle 2's new art and master powers in action. And lo and behold, it looks a lot like Peggle.

Watch: Drop those balls »

"can't wait to pay to play ever fucking level. thanks for ruining plants vs zombies 2 EA"
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Risk board game adds Plants vs Zombies

Risk board game adds Plants vs Zombies

The Plants vs Zombies merchandising train continues onward. After a failed attempt at making a board game, PopCap has done the next best thing: give the license to someone else to play with.

RISK: Plants vs Zombies is a "completely customized" take on the classic board game. Featuring a double-sided game board, the game features three ways to play: Tower Defense, Mission Objective, and Total Domination.

Read more: Brainsborough vs backyard »

"Tempted to pick it up once it appears at my local board-game vending establishment."
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Plants vs Zombies 2 launches on Android... in China

Plants vs Zombies 2 launches on Android... in China

Oh PopCap, how you love to tease us so. Following the footsteps of the original iOS release of Plants vs Zombies 2, the company has launched an Android version somewhere-that-isn't-here. Specifically, China.

Read more: But it's coming this Fall for us »

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare classes outlined

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare classes outlined

We got a brief glimpse of the classes in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare during the trailer for the Xbox One exclusive Boss Mode. A new Q&A with producer Brian Lindley sheds a little more light on the how the playable plants and zombies will balance out against each other.

Read more: Cactus snipers and Chompers »

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PopCap, free-to-play, and the seeds of Plants vs Zombies 2

PopCap, free-to-play, and the seeds of Plants vs Zombies 2

In an age of quick turnarounds for sequels, Plants vs Zombies 2 is an anomaly. It's been such a long time that the title reveal even played on the wait. Shacknews spoke with Mohan Rajagopalan, lead designer of PvZ2, and Tony Leamer, the franchise lead, about how the game came together, what influenced the free-to-play model, and future plans.

Read more: 'How to make it feel like more than an expansion pack' »

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Peggle 2 producer explains exactly what's new for the sequel

Peggle 2 producer explains exactly what's new for the sequel

Peggle 2 is, simply put, more Peggle. But lead producer Jared Neuss attempted to explain to Shacknews exactly what's new about the long-awaited sequel--and why it's debuting on Xbox One.

"It's a lot more immersive than it used to be in the past, where it felt like you were playing just a series of challenges," Neuss said. Masters are the highlight for Peggle 2, with new over-the-top powers, new Master-specific victory songs, and new art that brings everything together. "You're moving through their world as you progress through the levels. The game feels more seamless than it used to."

Read more: Why Xbox One exclusive? »

"Bur can you put them in your mouth? That is the $64,000,000 question. "
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Peggle 2 adding new Masters, bringing back Ode to Joy

Peggle 2 adding new Masters, bringing back Ode to Joy

Peggle is a pretty simple concept, so what is PopCap adding to the formula for Peggle 2? Lead producer Jared Neuss explained how the new set of Masters will mix it up with powers beyond those of the older games.

Read more: New powers 'very different' compared to 'simple' old Masters »

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare adds exclusive Boss Mode for Xbox One

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare adds exclusive Boss Mode for Xbox One

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, PopCap's odd multiplayer shooter, will let you play as plants with three of your friends. It's quite fun. But wouldn't it be rad to play as the zombies too? Well, being a multiplayer shooter, that's exactly what PopCap is doing.

Read more: Boss Mode with Dr. Zomboss and Crazy Dave »

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Peggle 2 launching first on Xbox One [Update]

Peggle 2 launching first on Xbox One [Update]

Updated with first gameplay trailer.

Man, these Peggle 2 stories are hard to write. If only because they're so to-the-point. Microsoft has announced that Peggle 2 will launch first on Xbox One. Even though we don't really know anything else about it yet.

The deal echoes one announced at E3 for Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. PopCap's multiplayer shooter will also land first on Xbox One before jumping to other platforms.

Watch: the first gameplay trailer »

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Plants vs Zombies 2 soft launches in Australia today

Plants vs Zombies 2 soft launches in Australia today

Plans vs Zombies 2 may be "about time," but it's also about location. Following a delay, PopCap has announced that it will be issuing a soft launch in Australia and New Zealand today, to test various aspects of the game before its full release worldwide.

Read more: Testing servers, cloud saving, and F2P »

""a region that was smaller but otherwise similar to North America" Australia = small America"
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Plants vs Zombies 2 delayed

Plants vs Zombies 2 delayed

"Plants vs. Zombies 2, originally slated for a July 18th release, will now be released later in the summer," the game's official Twitter announced. The reason for the delay? "Only because we want to make sure it's the best ever!"

Our John was quite fond of the game when he played it at E3. Not only that, the game recently was nominated for a Best of E3 award, so it's looking pretty sharp--even if it's suspiciously free-to-play.

Read more: Other versions coming even later »

"What they failed to state was "later in the summer of 2014." "
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 preview: it's about time (and money)

Plants vs. Zombies 2 preview: it's about time (and money)

Developer PopCap Games can't be accused of throwing Plants vs. Zombies 2 together quickly just to capitalize on the popularity of the original. As expected, the subtitle It's About Time is not only about the exacerbated wait fans have had to suffer, but about the sequel's new time-traveling premise.

Crazy Dave returns, discovering a hot sauce that perfectly complements the taco in the original game. It was so good that he wants to eat it again, so he channels Back to the Future and invents a time machine so he can go back in time to do just that. Thus begins a new adventure.

Read more: New zombies, new plants, new power ups »

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Peggle 2 announced, coming this year

Peggle 2 announced, coming this year

After a lengthy display of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare during EA's E3 press conference, PopCap's John Vechey finished with one more surprise: Peggle 2 is in development and coming this year. He didn't give details on platforms or a more specific date, though, so for now all we know is that we can plink some more pegs sometime before 2014.

Here, go watch the incredibly succinct announcement:

Watch: Don't expect much! »

""Peggle 2 is a persistent world FPS where you shot balls at your friends in up to 128-player ..."
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