Plants vs Zombies Slowly Creeping on XBLA Sept. 8

The Xbox 360 version of PopCap's adorable tower defense title Plants vs. Zombies will finally see the light of day on September 8, according to IGN UK.

The confirmation comes from an event on August 2--a date many outlets presumed a sequel for the lawn-loving title would be announced.

The new Xbox Live Arcade version of the popular casual title adds a cooperative mode, where two players can fight off a horde of zombies on one lawn. Plants vs. Zombies on XBLA also features a competitive multiplayer mode, putting one player in control of the attacking zombies while the other attempts to hit a series of targets in order to claim victory as the strategic green-thumb.

Plants vs. Zombies on XBLA is priced at 1,200MS Points ($15). PopCap is currently selling a PC-based "Game of the Year" edition of the title for $19.99 on its website.

[Thanks, Masem]
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    August 3, 2010 11:17 AM

    That's fine, but I was one who thought a sequel was going to be announced. Why did they see fit to orchestrate an event for an XBLA port announcement?

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      August 3, 2010 11:33 AM

      I agree, I'm totally bummed out.

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      August 3, 2010 11:35 AM

      My guess is they're inexperienced with this level of popularity. Their games have always appealed to a large casual mainstream crowd but this game has more of the serious and/or hardcore types playing it as well. My guess is they were trying to appeal to them and did it all wrong

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        August 3, 2010 11:46 AM

        That might be it. They also seem to forget that an XBLA port has been common knowledge for some time. It wasn't even supposed to be a secret; PopCap said it would happen. So why hold an event for something everybody already knows?

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      August 3, 2010 11:47 AM

      Popcap has done XBLA titles before - although perhaps not a recent one. Agreed that they kind of missed the mark here. Although, I could see how they would want to milk the current release before going to a sequel. Also, that market cannot support DLC. So, there's no way to do more levels without a full blow expansion.

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      August 3, 2010 11:49 AM

      Same, incredibly disappointing.

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