Plants Vs Zombies 2 Release Date: The Battle Continues In 2013

By Juan G. Rodriguez , Updated Aug 20, 2012 12:24 PM EDT

Animated corpses are ready to take on the living organisms of the kingdom Plantae in a sequel to PopCap's 2009 tower defense-style game Plants vs. Zombies.

The new game will be available during late spring 2013, according to a statement issued by the videogame's maker. The sequel is expected to include the usual like new features, settings, and situations.  There has been no other information regarding the sequel announced.

The original Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense action video game developed and originally published by PopCap Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The game main premise encompasses homeowners using many varieties of plants to resist an army of zombies from "eating their brains."

The gameplay was based on a playing field that is divided into a number of horizontal lanes. Typically a zombie will move towards the player's house along one lane with a few rare exceptions. Plants are planted in a lane and defend it against the oncoming zombie. The game was originally inspired by the card game Magic: The Gathering.

It was first released on May 5, 2009, for the PC and Mac, with subsequent versions arriving on a multitude of platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, and PlayStation Vita.

Electronic Arts purchased the developer PopCap last year for $650 million in cash, with an additional $100 million paid in shares to certain PopCap stockholders. EA is expected to pay as much as an additional $550 million if the PopCap hits performance targets.

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