Plants vs Zombies 2 Android version gets soft launch

The Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time has been released in Australia and New Zealand ahead of a global launch “soon”. The iOS version of the free-to-play sequel, which has been downloaded approximately 25 million times, also launched first in Australia and New Zealand before being released worldwide about a month after.

The game builds on 2009’s original Plants vs Zombies with fresh visuals, plants and zombies, various worlds in which to play (beginning with Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West), and plant food, which lets players supercharge their turrets.

For more on the game, check out these PopCap developer diaries and our chat with Allen Murray, senior producer on Plants vs Zombies 2. And here you can read why PopCap thinks players shouldn’t be wary about the series’ transition to a free-to-play business model supported by microtransactions.