An ambiguous image has been making the rounds over the weekend as casual game development king PopCap has sent out save the date emails for August 2nd in San Francisco, CA. This is quite literally all we know right now, but judging by the wild success of both the original Plants vs. Zombies for the Mac and PC, as well as the chart-topping Plants vs. Zombies [$2.99] and Plants vs. Zombies HD [$9.99] for the iPad, it's no surprise that PopCap would be making a sequel.

If this is the first you've heard of Plants vs. Zombies, here's the gist of the game from our review:

In Plants vs. Zombies, Popcap takes the standard tower defense formula and greatly simplifies it. Instead of a path to build towers along, you drop seeds in your yard which then grow in to plants that have various offensive or defensive capabilities. The yard is organized in a grid, and zombies move straight across the row they spawn on, munching (or in some cases jumping or flying over) anything that they come in contact with.


A gauge on the top of the screen shows how close you are to the end of the level, with flags indicating when big waves of zombies are going to come. When you clear a stage, you're often awarded with the seeds of one more of the nearly 50 included plants. This seemingly constant progression does a great job of keeping you interested, as it always seems like you have a new toy to play with. To shake things up even more, mini game levels are mixed in, including a bowling game of sorts, a whack-a-mole game with zombies, and others.

We awarded Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone 5 stars, and the iPad game is worth a look too as it includes a survival mode, more mini games, and the graphics look simply fantastic on the iPad screen. PopCap seems to have a knack for creating fun games that appeal to everyone from the most hardcore FPS player to your grandma, and I expect Plants vs Zombies 2 to be no different. It seems a sequel is inevitable, I just hope they release it simultaneously on the App Store instead of making iOS gamers wait nearly a year for a port like the first Plants vs Zombies.

  • mintoncard

    Day one purchase. No question.

  • mintoncard

    Day one purchase. No question.

  • http://bthockey.com Bryan Thomas

    ^Agreed^ The original was amazing, I'm sure the next one will be too!

  • http://bthockey.com Bryan Thomas

    ^Agreed^ The original was amazing, I'm sure the next one will be too!

  • Kevin

    Maybe August 2nd will be when they give us a first look at PvZ for XBLA

    • Eli Hodapp

      I kind of doubt it with how many people they seem to be inviting to this. Why would you invite iPhone gaming sites to an event for an XBLA game?

    • Michael

      I was just at a gamestop skimming the release printout they had on the rack and "Plants vs Zombies" caught my eye. It had an August 10th release date and was $19.99. I was going to ask the person working there but he was on the phone.

  • Kevin

    Maybe August 2nd will be when they give us a first look at PvZ for XBLA

    • Eli Hodapp

      I kind of doubt it with how many people they seem to be inviting to this. Why would you invite iPhone gaming sites to an event for an XBLA game?

    • Michael

      I was just at a gamestop skimming the release printout they had on the rack and "Plants vs Zombies" caught my eye. It had an August 10th release date and was $19.99. I was going to ask the person working there but he was on the phone.

  • Adams Immersive

    I wouldn’t sat no to a Universal app either!

  • Adams Immersive

    I wouldn’t sat no to a Universal app either!

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Why no love for the iPhone with a full PC version update?

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Why no love for the iPhone with a full PC version update?

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh Hofer

    Blah, I must be one of few that has no liking towards this game.

    Give us Peggle Nights instead :) !!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh Hofer

    Blah, I must be one of few that has no liking towards this game.

    Give us Peggle Nights instead :) !!!

  • Good but...

    I still havnt bought the first. I'm waiting until they do the PC version update. If not then I won't buy. Their ratings are littered with people asking for an update and with as much as they've sold, you would think they would do it.

  • Good but...

    I still havnt bought the first. I'm waiting until they do the PC version update. If not then I won't buy. Their ratings are littered with people asking for an update and with as much as they've sold, you would think they would do it.

  • http://www.machoe.com Mac Hoe

    more bosses please, the 1st game was fun until you reach the end where it's really easy to kill the boss..

  • http://www.machoe.com Mac Hoe

    more bosses please, the 1st game was fun until you reach the end where it's really easy to kill the boss..

  • SkN

    News?

  • SkN

    News?

  • k3836hey

    it's august 2nd and still haven't heard anything. What did they announce?

  • k3836hey

    it's august 2nd and still haven't heard anything. What did they announce?

  • Uggh

    @SkN ikr?
    still waiting

  • Uggh

    @SkN ikr?
    still waiting

  • Wiikiller

    It's august 4 didn't here anything

  • Wiikiller

    It's august 4 didn't here anything

  • Thomas6404

    It's passed August 2nd and there is no Plants vs. Zombies 2.

    • Khalil Lindsey

      i hope it comes out august 2011 if it does :}

  • aRyeChristian

    Guys. do pop already release Plant vs. Zombie 2?. and whats the difference of the first one to the second one?

  • PyroDecimo

    Pretty sure it turned out to be Game of the year Edition or something.