Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for 2013

Daft and unlikely rumours about PopCap making a multiplayer shooter spin-off of Plants vs. Zombies were circulating earlier this month, causing the sensible to groan sceptically. Well, a sequel is officially coming, PopCap announced today, though there was no mention of shooty-shoots--or much else for that matter.

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Daft and unlikely rumours about PopCap making a multiplayer shooter spin-off of Plants vs. Zombies were circulating earlier this month, causing the sensible to groan sceptically. Well, a sequel is officially coming, PopCap announced today, though there was no mention of shooty-shoots--or much else for that matter.

All PopCap would commit to was saying that it'll bring "new features, settings, and situations," including new plant and zombie types. It should launch in the first half of 2013, by late spring.

Platforms are unconfirmed, though expect it to hit just about everything. The original is on PC, Mac, XBLA, PlayStation 3, Vita, Nintendo DS, DSiWare, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7.

"Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and plantz grow dull roots," an actual proper real zombie said in the announcement. "So, we are meating you for brainz at yore house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan... we're freee anytime. We'll find you."

Let's all cross our fingers and hope those shooter rumours were as silly as they seemed, while we sing, "There's a zombie on your lawn..."

[This story's image and trailer from the original PvZ.]

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    August 20, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for 2013.

    Daft and unlikely rumours about PopCap making a multiplayer shooter spin-off of Plants vs. Zombies were circulating earlier this month, causing the sensible to groan sceptically. Well, a sequel is officially coming, PopCap announced today, though there was no mention of shooty-shoots--or much else for that matter.

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      August 20, 2012 7:27 AM

      Whoop! I bought this on a whim when it first came out. $10 on Steam? Why not? And there went a month of my life.

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        August 20, 2012 8:29 AM

        How many hours do you have logged? It's my most-played game on Steam with 146.6 hours.

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          August 20, 2012 8:35 AM

          holy shit

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            August 20, 2012 9:36 AM

            My girlfriend alone has 451.6 hours logged in PvZ, but I know on more than one occasion, she had left the game open overnight on her laptop. Not sure how often it happens, but it's probably not too far off...

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              August 20, 2012 10:03 AM

              Yeah, my wife and I opened the Zen Garden and let our snail collect coins overnight on several occasions.

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                August 20, 2012 11:18 AM

                Stupid Gary goes to sleep after a half hour or so, though. :(

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          August 20, 2012 8:53 AM

          Ummm... over 300. But that's split between me and the wife! (We also own the game for 360, iPad, and iOS.)

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      August 20, 2012 8:35 AM

      I think I sank like 80 hours into PvZ. Can't wait for this.

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      August 20, 2012 9:01 AM

      Sweet!! My 4-year old son will be ecstatic, he LOVES Plants vs. Zombies (plays it on our Galaxy Tab).

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      August 20, 2012 9:10 AM

      Remember, EA owns popcap so little hope of it coming to steam.

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        August 20, 2012 11:40 AM

        the game is on every modern gaming device so who cares

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        August 20, 2012 4:51 PM

        Why would I play it on a PC? Seriously wtf everyone knows that tablets are the only platform for this game.

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          August 20, 2012 9:41 PM

          android tablet i think is the only platform that they never released the game on oddly enough.

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        August 20, 2012 9:07 PM

        Nah, EA releases stuff on Steam. Just not their mega ultra triple-A blockbusters.

        Crysis 2 is back on Steam, for example.

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          August 21, 2012 1:54 PM

          Crysis 2 was not an EA in-house game. It was made by Crytek, and published by EA's partner program,

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      August 20, 2012 10:09 AM

      Praise Jesus, Buddha, and Allah!

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      August 20, 2012 11:11 AM

      I really hope they update Steam's version sometime...

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      August 20, 2012 11:15 AM

      I'm excited for this. It's a family favorite here.

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      August 20, 2012 4:30 PM

      FUCK YEAHHHHHHHHHH

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      August 20, 2012 9:07 PM

      HOLY SHITTTT!!!

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      August 21, 2012 11:21 AM

      \mmmmmmmmmmm/