After a limited launch in China, the highly-anticipated sequel to Plants vs. Zombies will make a global debut in the near future. PopCap, the maker of Plants vs. Zombies, confirmed as much in an announcement for the soft launch of the game in Australia and New Zealand. After play-testing in those regions, Plants vs. Zombies 2 should see a wider release in the Google Play Store.
It’s an interesting approach after the game launched for iOS over the summer. PopCap seems determined to see a smooth launch for their latest title for Android, and a phased rollout allows them time to catch any issues with the implementation of the Plants vs. Zombies 2 for the platform.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 picks up where the original left off, utilizing much of the same gameplay and tactics. New items, plants, and challenges await, however, and it’s all tied together with a time traveling theme that sees players whisked off to ancient Egypt or the high seas to do battle with mummies and pirate zombies. The game will be free to download when it does finally launch.