Plants vs Zombies 2 is on your Google Play Store, in selected countries only

October 3, 2013
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The wait is finally over! Well, almost over. After a probably excruciating waiting period, the acclaimed Plants vs. Zombies 2 is finally available on Google Play Store for you to claim. That is, if you live in the far, far eastern part of the globe.

The Plants vs Zombies title has become a sort of cult phenomenon, encompassing not only the game itself but a wide variety of merchandise, both authentic and dubious. It is no wonder, then, that the sequel to the hit game, which itself has so far been a hit as well, was met with much excitement. It is no wonder as well that there was much grinding of teeth when the developers and publishers, for one reason or another, scandalous or not, decided to delay an Android release in preference for the iOS launch.

PvZ2 did eventually make it into Android, but only in China. Although the APK was freely available, all the menus and text were, naturally, in Chinese. And there was also a little matter of some background SMS communication. Now, after almost two months, EA has finally opened the gates and has placed Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android, in English, on Google Play Store. For free even! But there's a temporary catch.

According to EA, the game is available only in Australia and New Zealand, at least for now. A full international release is scheduled to happen soon, but no date, or week, has been mentioned. But if it's already available to our friends down under, then it shouldn't take too long. Hopefully. If you're one of the lucky mates living in that region, simply hit the link below to avail of some zombie-killing fun.

Download: Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Google Play Store
VIA: Ausdroid


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  • nyob

    They even screwed this launch up… Its tied to Android 2.3 and up! That’s less than 10% of the android population. Think this is intentional apple favoritism?

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      Android 2.3+ is less than 10% of the Android population? That’s not even close to right.

    • superlinkx

      That’s 97.6% of the Android population, actually. Also, they could have easily gotten away with making it 4.0+, since that covers ~66% of the population, and runs on almost all the more modern hardware. Personally, I’d like to see more apps get rid of running on legacy Android, as it hurts overall quality.

      In this case though, they’re targeting the vast majority. Their only crime is constantly botching up the Android launch, probably so they can complain about how little they make on Android ports.

  • Christopher Heidt

    Thanks a lot, EA.

  • marclee

    someone please extracts the apk file?

  • Joshua Martin

    They’re choosing the most random countries and timeline to execute this release on. I’m honestly getting a little annoyed. But I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  • Derek L.

    Not available for the Nexus 4…? Wha….?

  • suckit

    This is bullcrap

  • Go_Go_Gadget82

    sort it out popcap! i want to play this on my shiney nexus 7 when it arrives :-S and nexus 4 would also be welcomed :-)