Plants vs. Zombies 2 Free and Only on iOS on July 18
Venture Beat

Electronic Arts revealed that developer PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time will arrive exclusively for iOS devices on July 18. iPhone and iPad owners will be able to download the app for free although there will be in-app purchasers for upgrades and items. Popcap says the new game takes place across time, with new plants to help players defend against the zombie horde. The game is expected to be launched in other platforms soon although Popcap has not made an official announcement.

What Else You Need To Know

  • The original PvZ was available first as a browser-based flash game in 2009, eventually got released on nearly every platform, and became one of the most popular strategy games of all time.
  • The trailer for PvZ 2 shows that shopkeeper Crazy Dave will return, and there will be a time machine that brings the player to different places and time periods.
  • Video game publishing giant Electronic Arts bought PopCap in 2011 for $650 million.

Other sources

It’s good to know at least that the main game will be available without the need for an in-app purchase. - Joseph Keller, iMore  
To put that in plain English, you should expect to find some more in app purchases for upgrades and items to make your game play a little more enjoyable and less frustrating. - Stormy Beach, Android Spin  
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