PopCap Games, maker of some of the world’s most well known video game franchises such as Bejeweled, is announcing that the underground growth of the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is germinating and advancing with rigor.
The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is expected to launch by late spring 2013 and will include a bevy of new features, settings and situations designed to delight the franchise’s fans around the world. No other details of the highly anticipated new installment in the franchise are available at this time, beyond the following comments from some of the game’s denizens.
“Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and plantz grow dull roots,” noted an unidentified spokesperson. “So, we are meating you for brainz at yore house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan… we're freee anytime. We'll find you.”
Will be getting a sequel next year!
“There was a time we relished a bracing, hearty blend of zombies, in the morning,” said Sonny F. Lower, a representative of the Flora Forever Foundation. “But first, a brisk shower and some strategic pruning are required. Tomorrow is near!”
The original Plants vs. Zombies game was ported to Android and iOS last year. With EA’s plans of releasing games for Windows Phone 8, the sequel to the zombie-themed tower defense game may see a release to Windows Phone 8 eventually.
PopCap has made some of the most well known casual games on the planet, like Plants vs Zombies, Bejeweled, Zuma, Peggle and Bookworm. The company is known of its quirky humour and recognisable art style along with great attention to detail in its games.
PopCap is owned by Electronic Arts which may be in talks to sell it to private equity firms. According to a previous report, the publishing giant has been approached by a couple of equity firms for potential sale of the company, including KKR and Providence Equity Partners. The talks between EA and the firms are still at an early stage.
One of the sources said, “It’s early days." Another said that EA has made it known that it would do a deal at $20 a share. EA has suffered a 37 percent drop in its share prices this year, especially after the disappointing sales of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Many companies have seen problems recently, especially because of the increased interest of gamers in social and casual games made by companies such as Zynga. Another main reason for the dip in EA’s stock prices could also be that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play soon, less than a year after its release.
As of now, there has been no comment on the matter by either EA or the equity firms, so this does not affect gamers in any way yet. It is interesting to note that Providence is also a major shareholder in Zenimax, which is the parent company of the makers of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda.