Apple has just announced via its App Store Facebook page that PopCap’s much-anticipated Plants vs. Zombies 2 app for iOS will be released on Thursday, August 15.

"It's about time," reads the announcement above a photo of a PvZ-style zombie hand reaching out of the dirt. "Guess what game is coming tomorrow?"


While Plants vs. Zombies 2 was originally meant to launch on July 18, PopCap opted to delay the game to implement further tweaks to its in-app purchase pricing. The game soft launched in Australia and New Zealand on July 9 for testing purposes.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 will feature the same lane defense gameplay that made the original game a hit, but it also includes time travel to all new locations. Unlike the first game, PvZ 2 will be available as a freemium title. PopCap has stated that players will be able to access “the vast majority of the game” without paying money.

The announcement does not specify the time that the game will be made available, but Thursday releases can often be downloaded on Wednesday night, at 11 p.m ET.

Update: Plants vs. Zombies 2 can now be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Battlefield Fan Avatar
117 months ago
Stupid. EA ruins another game. Please keep your hands to yourself EA!!!:mad:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
silverf1re Avatar
117 months ago
Would have bought it for a one time upfront cost, but not with this micro-transaction crap.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
117 months ago
Would have bought it for a one time upfront cost, but not with this micro-transaction crap.
Yep. The word "freemium" turns me off from this game.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mysticbluebmw Avatar
117 months ago
Calm down people. Those who are hating have obviously not played the game yet. I've played the entire game, and not spent one penny. I wish all freemium games were like this. You only spend money if you want to move ahead in the game w/o earning it or if you want to buy coins for cheat-nuking the screen or buying plants you otherwise can't have (these are from the 1st game and are definitely not needed). You are NOT required to spend anything, and since I paid $6.99 for the 1st game, this turned out to be great.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rydewnd2 Avatar
117 months ago
To everyone complaining about in app purchases I can say this as a developer. As much as you're all saying you buy things, the reality is you don't. Everyone expects everything for free these days, which is exactly the reason the average price of apps in the app store erodes to .99. Do you really think the work that goes into producing an application lends itself to dollar store pricing? This ecosystem has forced developers to get creative and offer value to entice sales ie. In App Purchases. If you don't like it, go out and spend 5.. 10.. hell 20 dollars on apps and you'll see in app purchases evaporate like water.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bathplug Avatar
117 months ago
After the playing the early New Zealand release the freemium wasn't that bad but I expect that to change. But the game wasn't nowhere near as good as the original.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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