An unassuming cardboard tube arrived this week from PopCap Games. In it were a few zombie trinkets to get us super excited about Plants vs. Zombies 2. The day has arrived! It’s in the app store!
Plants vs. Zombies 2 comes with the double entendre tag line, “It’s About Time.” We’ve been waiting forever for this game, and it really is about time. Well, time travel. Crazy Dave has built a time machine, and the good news is that his time machine will take us to Ancient Egypt, the Pirate Seas, and the Wild West. Imagine the zombies we’ll find!
Speaking of time, this launch happened just in time for us to pack in the car and go on a road trip. Olive and I will race to finish the game, I’m sure. One thing I’m wary of, though, is that while the app is free we’re looking at a whole new level of in-app purchasing. I really dislike this trend, especially for games my kids play. Can’t I just fork over 10 or 20 bucks right now and be done with it? Please?
Whilst preparing for the zombie apocalypse, you might want to pick up a copy of the new Plants vs. Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brains. Fans of the game will enjoy an overview of all of the zombies we know an love, and ways to protect yourself against them. There are even helpful tips on preparing your ZITS room. If you don’t know that stands for Zombie Incident Total Safety, then I weep for your zombie preparedness. Then, while hunkered down in your ZITS room, you can entertain yourself with Crazy Dave’s Apocalypse Diary and get fashion tips from Crazy Dave’s Lookbook. This book has all of the great design and humor you’d expect from Plants vs. Zombies.
We’ll keep you posted on the awesomeness of the game!