The good news: Plants Vs. Zombies 2 has finally shipped from PopCap!
The bad news: It’s iOS only, at least for now. I’ve been poking around and see at least one mention of a tweet from PopCap staff that indicates that they’re releasing to iOS first with other versions to follow later. (Source.) However, no word yet on when this is going to happen.
The good or bad news depending on your iOS device type: Apparently the game requires a front-facing camera. My friend Kaye on Facebook reported that she couldn’t install it on her first-gen iPad, because it complained about that lack of camera. Why in the world the game wants that I couldn’t tell you, but, be advised, those of you with older iOS devices.
The good or bad news depending on how you feel about free-to-play games: The iOS apps are free-to-play. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, that means you can install the games for free, but they’ll make their money selling you oodles of in-game powerups. According to what I’ve read, you are supposed to be able to play through the whole game without having to buy anything.
The HIGH-larious news: PopCap put a zombie ad on the Space Needle. BWAHAHAHAHA.
And, note to self: NO YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME UNTIL YOU FINISH AND TURN IN VENGEANCE OF THE HUNTER. JUST SAYIN’.