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Plants versus Zombies 2 will be free, arrives July 18

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Here’s something that I never saw coming. Plants versus Zombies was a game that had you in control of vegetable patch that was groovier than the one found on top of Bob Marley’s grave, as the undead came for you. With a sequel on the way, I’ve had my bank account primed and ready for it, for a while now. Except the game is going to be completely free.

Yep, Plants versus Zombies 2: It’s about time will indeed be going free to play, with microtransactions being available for in-game items.

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According to Popcap though, you won’t need any of these items though, as you defend your homestead from the walking dead with all manner of plant life. In a press statement that we received, Senior producer Allen Murray said “We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game”.

We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.

I’m pretty damn excited for the game. And I don’t even mind dropping some coin for items anyway, because I was expecting the game to ship with a retail price in the first place. I’m just hoping that I truly won’t need those extras, and they won’t cost more than the RRP of said game when it arrives on July 18.

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Last Updated: June 4, 2013

60 Comments

  1. Oh dear. Microtransactions *Shudder*

    I hope that the MT’s are really going to be aesthetic in nature and not required for gameplay

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 4, 2013 at 09:56

      Janee, paytowin and mt’s are filth

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    • Wyzak

      June 4, 2013 at 12:11

      Absolutely, that will be make or break for me. I don’t mind spending some money on a good free-to-play game eventually, but as soon as it becomes expected I un-install the game and then rant.

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  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 4, 2013 at 09:49

    Oooh that trailer looked cool 🙂

    MT’s aside I can’t wait for this game!

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  3. Argentil

    June 4, 2013 at 09:52

    Isn’t it an iPhone exclusive?

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 4, 2013 at 09:54

      Don’t say that!

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      • Argentil

        June 4, 2013 at 09:55

        Sorry… it’ll jump platforms eventually. :((((

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 4, 2013 at 10:03

          I’m just going to go cry in a corner over there and play the original if that’s ok with everyone?

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          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 4, 2013 at 10:11

            *slaps some sense into LC*

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 4, 2013 at 10:13

            *sniff* Than man. Needed that. Still feel sad about it though. As far as “casual gaming” (Although as Zoe pointed out yesterday that term really needs to disappear) goes this is one of my favorites

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 4, 2013 at 09:54

      Yes, it’s exclusive to iOS

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      • Argentil

        June 4, 2013 at 09:55

        That’s the only reason I haven’t been as excited for this news. I’m sure there are a lot of Galaxy S 4 users who will feel similarly. I really would have preferred a simultaneous PC/Mac release 🙁

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        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 4, 2013 at 09:56

          Yeah, with you there

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          • Argentil

            June 4, 2013 at 09:59

            EA are really earning that worst company of America title. Microtransactions and timed-exclusivity are really unattractive to me.

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 4, 2013 at 10:02

            Preach it brudda!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 4, 2013 at 10:03

            Hear hear! I wonder why they just don’t seem to get it? They cannot be so blind that they can’t see all the hate generated by these choices can they?

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 4, 2013 at 09:58

          Yeah 🙁 I want my PvZ on my PC 🙁

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 4, 2013 at 09:58

        Whaaaaaaaaat!?!?!?!

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      • Skyblue

        June 4, 2013 at 12:15

        That’s bs, the PC version was the best. Played that damn game from 10pm until 6am when I first got it.
        Guess I’ll be charging my iPad again.

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    • mancera

      June 4, 2013 at 10:07

      Good thing I haven’t sold my iPhone yet!!! YiPPee!!

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    • Wyzak

      June 4, 2013 at 12:12

      IOS not iPhone exclusive, for now.

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  4. TriangularRoom

    June 4, 2013 at 09:57

    I really would have preferred to just pay for this game upfront, rather than have microtransactions looming over my head..

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 4, 2013 at 10:02

      Jip, correct there

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 4, 2013 at 10:04

      Agreed and the fact that it’s an IOS exclusive is also a dealbreaker since I don’t own an IOS device. Or even a mac.

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    • Brady miaau

      June 4, 2013 at 10:39

      I have no interest in playing this game and I agree with you!

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    • Wyzak

      June 4, 2013 at 12:13

      Yep, with MTs I can’t wait for the game to be on special and then buy it at a price that I am willing to pay for it.

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  5. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 4, 2013 at 09:57

    …….MT’s ……sigh. I don’t believe the whole, the IAP’s are not needed…..grrr….Would have rather bought the game than have a freemium game…..and it’s only launching on iOS … horribly dissapointed

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  6. Haunted99

    June 4, 2013 at 09:59

    I hate EA!

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 4, 2013 at 10:03

      *loathe

      Fixed for ya

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 4, 2013 at 10:04

        *Abhore

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    • Kromas

      June 4, 2013 at 11:21

      As long as they own Bioware I have no choice but to give them my money.

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  7. TechniKyle

    June 4, 2013 at 10:05

    I was sitting on the bus this morning, playing PvZ on my VITA and I was thinking, why don’t the wallnuts and Tallnuts have a metal shield… my question has been answered with those screen shots! I faith in humanity has been restored with the powers of flowers!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 4, 2013 at 10:09

      Unfortunately you won’t be able to play 2 on your vita. IOS exclusive 🙁

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      • TechniKyle

        June 4, 2013 at 11:00

        I is getting a IOS phone biatch. *snaps* for KyKy!

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      • TechniKyle

        June 4, 2013 at 11:00

        Also, it’s just a matter of thyme!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 4, 2013 at 11:30

          Lol. I see what you did there

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  8. Lardus

    June 4, 2013 at 10:12

    Moar plants and moar undeads!! Can’t wait!

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  9. Rinceandspit...

    June 4, 2013 at 10:14

    Ahh, microtransactions, we meet again!

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 4, 2013 at 10:17

      hello my friend we meet again it’s been a while where should we begin…feels like forever

      Don’t know why I’m quoting Creed …. the weather seems suitable for some Creed

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  10. Quintin

    June 4, 2013 at 10:15

    how do you south african iOs guys playing this game currently as its not in the SA app store, and I cant load a credit card onto my us store account??

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 4, 2013 at 10:16

      Evo points is your solution, buy vouchers and use that

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  11. Macethy

    June 4, 2013 at 10:25

    Sure you won’t need to buy anything from their store to get further in the game, just like the Injustice iOS game *rollseyes*

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  12. TechniKyle

    June 4, 2013 at 11:01

    Should have said: “it’s about thyme”

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  13. Skyblue

    June 4, 2013 at 12:19

    Very cool trailer. I got to wave 70-odd in endless mode on the original, loved it.

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  14. Mathias

    June 4, 2013 at 12:39

    Ok, people, you are going to have to man up and face the fact that MICROTRANSACTIONS are among us, and will never leave. At least for years to come.

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  15. hairyknees

    June 4, 2013 at 14:00

    So much win!

    Reply

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