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Plants vs Zombies 2 exclusively on iOS at launch

Ever since Plants vs. Zombies 2 was first announced, I’ve been crossing my fingers that we wouldn’t have to wait long for an iOS release. The original game was hugely successful on Apple’s touchscreen devices, but of course it was first seen on PC, and then eventually made its way out to every other platform on the face of the Earth. It turns out, however, that I shouldn’t have worried about the sequel at all. Not only is Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming to iOS, but it’s coming to iOS first and exclusively for a limited time.

You can read the whole press release below, but suffice it to say that when PvZ2 arrives on July 18, it’ll be only on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and that’s awesome. The game will also have some touchscreen-only features (that allow you to interact with the zombies directly, which sounds interesting), and EA is planning lots of extra content for the game going forward. The title will be free-to-play, though the press release also mentions some freemium item sales like plant food or other unlocks. That’s a little bit worrying, considering how much trouble the Real Racing 3 freemium items caused when that game arrived, but this is Popcap we’re talking about, so they’ll do it right … right?

At any rate, we’ll find out soon enough. The game is set for a preview at E3 next week, so stay tuned and if I see it there, you’ll hear about it here. And then everyone will be able to jump in when the game finally arrives on July 18.