Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the follow up to the extremely popular Plants vs. Zombies, will be released worldwide July 18 exclusively for iOS devices. Additionally, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will have an invite-only preview next week at the E3 conference in Los Angeles. Popcap says the new game takes place across time, with new plants to help players defend against the zombie horde.
Designed from the ground up as a live service, the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies 2 continues the epic struggle of plants defending your brainz against zombies from your backyard through the vast reaches of time, both past and future. New worlds with new levels, plants, zombies and new ways to play will be released on an ongoing basis. Leveraging the touch interface of Apple’s popular mobile devices, Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes all-new touch-screen power-ups that enable players to “break the fourth wall” and interact with zombies directly, as well as via plant defenses.
Unlike the original game, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be a free-to-play game. A free initial download, the game will contain a number of in-app purchases for upgrades and items, though Popcap insists that players will be able to access every level of the game without paying anything. The exact nature of the in-app purchases has yet to be announced though they will probably be similar to those in the original Plants vs. Zombies. It’s good to know at least that the main game will be available without the need for an in-app purchase.
Check out the trailer for Plants vs. Zombies 2 below.