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Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for late spring 2013. Headed for Windows Phone 8?

Plants and Zombies to battle it out once again in Spring 2013

It looks like plants and zombies will be battling it out once again for dominion over your front lawn. PopCap Games, makers of the wildly popular first installment of  Plants vs. Zombies, announced today in a press release that a sequel to the tower defense-style game will be slated for a "late spring" release in 2013. Though no specifics were mentioned, PopCap indicated that the sequel will "include a bevy of new features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the franchise's tens of millions of fans around the world."

An unidentified spokesperson connected to game had this to say:

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

The Seattle-based maker of such hit games as Bejeweled and Peggle was acquired by entertainment powerhouse, EA Games, last year. Plants vs. Zombies was a huge success, spanning multiple platforms including, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PC and Windows Phone. We expect the same kind of widespread availability for the sequel as well although no platform-specifics were given at this time.

Looking at the close relationship between PopCap, EA, Microsoft and Nokia, we do expect a Windows Phone 8 tie-in.

See the entire press release after the break.

POPCAP’S PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES™ SEQUEL SET TO SPRING IN FIRST HALF OF 2013
Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Will Feature Hordes of New Plant and Zombie Types and Mulch More

August 20, 2012

SEATTLE, Washington – August 20, 2012 — PopCap Games, maker of some of the world’s most popular video game franchises and a division of EA, today announced that the underground growth of the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies™, one of the world’s most popular video games, is germinating and advancing with rigor.

The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is expected to launch by late spring 2013, and will include a bevy of new features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the franchise’s tens of millions of fans around the world. No other details of the highly anticipated new installment in the franchise are available at this time, beyond the following comments from some of the game’s denizens.

“Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and plantz grow dull roots,” noted an unidentified spokesperson. “So, we are meating you for brainz at yore house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan… we're freee anytime. We'll find you.”

“There was a time we relished a bracing, hearty blend of zombies, in the morning,” said Sonny F. Lower, a representative of the Flora Forever Foundation. “But first, a brisk shower and some strategic pruning are required. Tomorrow is near!”

Known for its quirky, one-of-a-kind blend of art, humor, polish and attention to detail, PopCap has been a mainstay of casual, mobile and social gaming for more than a decade.  More than a billion people around the world have played PopCap’s video games, including the award-winning, blockbuster franchises Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled®,  Zuma®, Peggle® and Bookworm®. The breadth of PopCap’s audience is similarly impressive, as its games appeal equally to both genders and all ages.

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 600 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

Source: PopCap Games; Via:GameSpot

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for late spring 2013. Headed for Windows Phone 8?

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By late-Spring, 2013 I don't think that's really a problem.

In fact, with the benefits that WP8 brings to gaming (like way better graphics, in-app purchases, etc.) I'd be genuinely TO'd if they didn't make this WP8-only.

really?  So everyone with a WP7 will have it traded in by spring 2013?  I guess everyone is joining the abandon WP7 bandwagon.

Man, never thought i'd hear someone be ticked off for developing for wp7.  plants vs zombie doesnt require 'way better graphics'.  and the whole in-app purchases needing to be a wp8 exclusive still doesnt make sense to me (doesnt tentacles had paid dlc?  doesn't tapitude have micro transactions?) what is the limitation in wp7 that makes this impossible when it's already happening?
let's face it, wp7 is dead.  if you got a day one device, i guess you wont care since your upgrade is probably due, but for those nokia owners, i feel sorry for them.

Don't feel sorry for me. I'll have a $199 Surface tablet to play it on.  Then I'll use my still amazing Lumia 900 to play the original.  Enjoy your pessimism.

Already read this elsewhere and cannot wait! Though hoping I'll have somehow managed to get 200G on both the WP and XBLA versions by then (which I doubt).

I joke to someone else that this might be the rumoured PvZ FPS, though either way I honestly doubt it would be a WP8 exclusive considering that every other platform it's appeared (practically all of them) on has a stable and loyal fanbase too. If anything I wouldn't be surprises if we get ditched again considering we still don't even have Mango support for the first one...

Well if that's wp8 only I'll be irritated. Not due for an upgrade till 2014. Pvz2 is a game in really looking forward to. Hope Lumia 900 is exception in that.

Now I really need a 4.8 inch super super HD... Nokia.. Or you know what... I will play this shit on my SURFACE.. CAN anybody tell me how to get out of the snow boarding stage on pvz??

Great news!  I don't have WP yet, but I will be picking up a Nokia WP soon.  I just may put off purchasing the PvZ app, and then wait to see if PvZ2 will hit WP. 
 
With that said, I am definitely getting PvZ2 for my PC :)

WP8 games only are coming.... I am switching to an iphone 5 when available but will still be enjoying my Nokia L900 :) (not at recording at concerts right now it sucks at audio when it's loud....)

I'm not too worried about if it comes out for wp7.x or wp8, I'll either get a wp8 device or hopefully some wp8 rom gets hacked to run on my focus or focus s.

Won't happen you would also need to change the kernel that's why current Gen wp7 can't be upgrade to wp8

Bought the original on the DOTW and my 3 year old has been obsessed ever since. This will be great, even if it only hits WP8.  It's not like they won't spread it across every other platform known to man.

Seriously people, I VERY much doubt this will be a "WP8 Exclusive". Popcap Games have a VERY large user base on MULTIPLE platforms so making a platform exclusive game for them would not be a smart move. Not only that but considering EA now own Popcap I see this happening even less. I mean, name me one EA game that isn't multiplatform?

I think by WP8 exclusive people mean "no WP7 support" and not "no support for other platforms." I can't see any way EA would skip iOS or Andrioid.

EA always have to milk the games. Couldn't this just be an update, of course not were talking about EA here. They milked all of the sports games, Sims, need for speed. When you do this to series, people find it boring. I hate EA. >:( but LOVE plants vs zombies

Dude, I can't believe you're complaining that one of the best games ever is getting a sequel. Which would have happened even if EA did not buy PopCap.

No need to put a silly anti-EA agenda before excitement over great game announcements.