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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Puts Roots Into Android

| 24 Oct 2013 19:15
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 finally has Google Play integration, letting customers of the open-source platform kill zombies across even more lawns.

PopCap is taking a slightly different approach with Plants vs. Zombies 2's release compared to its popular predecessor's. Instead of launching on a core gaming platform and porting to mobile devices, Plants vs. Zombies 2 started out as iOS exclusive and is completing the journey in reverse. It's not an illogical decision, given the prevalence of phones and tablets these days, but it was strange that the popular Android platform wouldn't get zombies of its own at first. Thankfully, that particular wait is over: PopCap Games has finally released Plants vs. Zombies 2 with full Google Play integration, and it costs precisely the same amount as the free-to-play iOS edition.

"With the arrival of Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android, we're effectively reaching a huge new audience of mobile players who have been eagerly awaiting the game," said Plants vs. Zombies Franchise Business Director Tony Leamer. "We're particularly pleased that the Android iteration of the game has all the great features and functionality found in other mobile editions."

If you've already played Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS, you won't see anything new on the Android version. The game contains the same levels, zombie types, power-ups, and content updates, but it's still worth mentioning thanks to the enormous number of potential Android customers. After all, if the iOS version could gather 25 million downloads in two weeks, we can only imagine how successful an edition for open-source platforms will be.

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