New Trailer (coming exclusively to iPad, iPhone & iPod)

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#1 Edited by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

Here's a new (non-gameplay) trailer.

I'm more disappointed in the additional info to the video however; "coming exclusively to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in July". I have an iPhone myself, and I can barely stand playing anything on it. Was really hoping for a PC / console release, but oh well.

What about you?

Edit: Additional info from IGN article.

  • Game is free-to-play.
  • Has in-app purchases.
  • PopCap notes that “players can face every zombie and access every level in every world at no cost.”
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#2 Edited by BeachThunder (14198 posts) -

Well that sucks, since when have PopCap not released their games on PC =/

Edit: I liked the trailer though.

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#3 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (309 posts) -

Ewww in-app purchases, just let me spend $10 on a completed game. I hate in-app purchase spam more than anything.

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#4 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (309 posts) -

Ewww in-app purchases, just let me spend $10 on a completed game. I hate in-app purchase spam more than anything.

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#5 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

Ewww in-app purchases, just let me spend $10 on a completed game. I hate in-app purchase spam more than anything.

but in app purchases have shown to be vastly more profitable than just a one off fee. also takes away the need to pirate a game if its free.so you can't really blame devs for this.

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#6 Edited by ShaggE (7998 posts) -

Ouch... that's not going to go down well. I have no doubt that it will hit other platforms eventually, but that's hard not to take as a big middle finger. Especially since the very subtitle of the game is a joke about how long fans have been waiting.

Edit: I'm also disappointed that this is what everybody's going to take from that trailer, since the rest of it was extremely enjoyable.

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#7 Posted by BeachThunder (14198 posts) -

@bell_end:

I think it's actually the publisher which people hate.

Anyway, I think I might just replay the original PvZ and forget that PvZ 2 is a thing =(

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#8 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4291 posts) -

I would of that that this would be a shoe-in on next-Gen download. They already said that they're commited to supporting F2P.

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#9 Edited by Stete (782 posts) -

Would it be "sidegrades and cosmetic upgrades" free to play or "pay us over and over to make the game fun" free to play? My hopes are on the former but my money is on the latter. Shame though, the first game was a classic.

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#10 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

@stete said:

Would it be "sidegrades and cosmetic upgrades" free to play or "pay us over and over to make the game fun" free to play? My hopes are on the former but my money is on the latter. Shame though, the first game was a classic.

I would guess there's a timer that you can wait out, or pay to remove. Like, "play 5 levels per day"-sort of stuff. My disappointment knows no bounds.

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#11 Edited by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

I don't like the much more cartoony art style in this at all.

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#12 Posted by Eidderf (521 posts) -

@deegee: It looks exactly like the original game but not 2 dimensional, if anything the characters in the trailer look slightly more grounded than in the first (though considering what this shows I'm not sure we can take much from this video yet anyway)

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#13 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

@eidderf: The IGN article in the first post has a bunch of screenshots showing the game.

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#14 Edited by Eidderf (521 posts) -

@deegee: Oh sorry, I didn't see that, though I can't see a dramatic difference if I'm honest, the art looks a little smoother and colours have more sort of hard shading but it's pretty similar. Honestly seeing those I'm a bit disappointed that it didn't have more in common visually with the trailer, looks like more of the same to me at least.

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#15 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

Brilliant trailer. Now I need to finish the original. Sucks for those without an iPad.

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#16 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

@bell_end:

I think it's actually the publisher which people hate.

Anyway, I think I might just replay the original PvZ and forget that PvZ 2 is a thing =(

but that has IAP. even though its not F2P.

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#17 Posted by Dietomaha (197 posts) -

Thanks, pirates.

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#18 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

"Exclusively"

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#19 Posted by Rafaelfc (2136 posts) -

Jesus Christ, too soon to go on another anti f2p w/ microtransactions on top rant.

The Dark Age of videogames, indeed.

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#20 Edited by hollitz (2137 posts) -

Almost every thing about this bums me out so damn hard. Definitely killed my interest in the game. Didn't think that was possible.

Still holding out hope for a vita or pc version.

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#21 Edited by J12088 (471 posts) -

That's a shame. Having put 164 hours into the original (i love me some vase breaker) it's sad that I'll be skipping the second one completely.

Don't like free to play, don't like the new art style and i don't like playing games on my iphone. It's my understanding PVZ sold very well. Clearly they think they can make a lot more from f2p. Just a shame they can't make the f2p game a spin off and just give me a proper sequel.

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#22 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4291 posts) -
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#23 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1235 posts) -

It's about time... I see what they have done there.

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#24 Posted by geirr (3173 posts) -

Not even EA can ruin this 'franchise', right? As for the July exclusive release, it could just mean the iDevices get it a month or two early.

Either way my iPad is ready!

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#25 Edited by Shookems (479 posts) -

Fucking free to play

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#26 Posted by spankingaddict (2914 posts) -

Ewww in-app purchases, just let me spend $10 on a completed game. I hate in-app purchase spam more than anything.

Yup

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#27 Edited by CommanderGermanShepard (309 posts) -

@bell_end said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

Ewww in-app purchases, just let me spend $10 on a completed game. I hate in-app purchase spam more than anything.

but in app purchases have shown to be vastly more profitable than just a one off fee. also takes away the need to pirate a game if its free.so you can't really blame devs for this.

But it puts me off the game in the first place...Almost as worse as share this game with you'r facebook for 10 free coins!

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#28 Posted by EightBitShik (1484 posts) -

I'll be taking this off my personal wish list, I don't have any apple products and don't want any. Lame -_-.

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#29 Edited by Grulet (2435 posts) -

@eightbitshik said:

I'll be taking this off my personal wish list, I don't have any apple products and don't want any. Lame -_-.

Eye'd the wikipedia site of PvZ and spotted this..."Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time was announced for July 2013 as a free-to-play title, and will be a time-limited exclusive title for iOS systems before moving to other systems." Not surprising, since the first one was released for PCs first, which I admittedly only learned now and always thought it first game to iOS devices...

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#30 Posted by AlisterCat (6706 posts) -

God damn it. Again! I thought "I didn't post this..." I need a new avatar.

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#31 Edited by Budwyzer (789 posts) -

Still refusing to buy an ipad. Fuck you apple!

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