Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android will arrive next month, according to Polygon, which interviewed someone from Electronic Arts (EA). No specific date, however, was mentioned.
The sequel to the popular strategy game has been delayed for months. Initially, it was slated for a summer release, but until now, the game is unavailable from Google Play. Chinese consumers on Android, however, already have access to the game since earlier this month. Meanwhile, on iOS, the free-to-play game already has around 25 million downloads. Popcap’s quirky infographic shows that the game had been played around 81 million hours, and that 10 billion plants have been planted since its launch. iOS users are also scheduled to receive a major content update known as Far Future within the next few months.
Reportedly, the launch of Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android had been delayed due to a number of issues regarding back end server capacity, the cloud-saving system, as well as monetization. Earlier, however, rumors started floating that the delay of the game’s launch on Android was a large amount of money that Apple paid to keep the game exclusive to iOS, at least for a limited time. Apple has already denied the allegation. EA also issued a clarification that no money was involved in their deal with the Cupertino company.
Meanwhile, if you are excited for the arrival of Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android, here are some things that you can look forward to. First, the game features new zombies from various worlds, such as Ra Zombie from Ancient Egypt, Swashbuckler Zombie from the Pirate Seas, and Chicken Wrangler Zombie from the Wild West. New plants like Bonk Choy, Bloomerang and Lightning Reed the will also be available for warding off the undead. Also available are new plant food and powerups. Don’t forget to watch out for zombie chickens, as well. We’ll let you know once a launch date for Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android is finally available.