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Plants vs. Zombies 2 on hold until late summer

PopCap Games needs a little more time to prepare Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time for launch.

"Plants vs. Zombies 2, originally slated for a July 18th release, will now be released later in the summer. Stay tuned for more details," reads a tweet today from the Plants vs. Zombies Twitter account.

"We're sorry for the delay, but want to make sure the game lives up to fans' expectations," reads a follow-up tweet.

So the sequel isn't arriving on July 18 as planned but rather a little after — my guess is August. It will release on Apple products first. The original Plants vs. Zombies enjoyed so much success that PopCap ported it to just about every current-gen platform.

PopCap is also developing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a multiplayer game that will launch exclusively on Xbox consoles first in spring 2014 and then PC and other platforms at a later date.

[Joystiq]

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