The social experience isn't a replacement for Plants vs. Zombies 2, however
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, after the leak of its name, has been officially confirmed by developer PopCap Games and publisher Electronic Arts as a brand new installment in the popular franchise designed specifically for Facebook.Plants vs. Zombies delighted millions of tower defense fans many years ago when it appeared first on the PC and then spread onto all sorts of platforms including consoles and mobile devices.
Now, while working on the eagerly awaited Plants vs. Zombies 2, PopCap has confirmed that it's going to release Plants vs. Zombies: Adventures, a brand new installment in the series that will be exclusive to the Facebook social network and entertain players through a brand new type of gameplay experience.
"Plants vs. Zombies Adventures is a highly accessible, zombie-zapping adaptation of the original game designed specifically for Facebook," said Curt Bererton, head of PopCap’s San Francisco, in a statement.
"The game not only offers up exclusive new plants and zombies along with old favorites, it features all-new forms of zombie combat that will open PvZ to a whole new world."
The Plants vs. Zombies gameplay has apparently received a few new twists in Adventures, as players no longer have to defend a single home in front of the zombie horde. Instead, they'll be traveling to new locations and engage in an altered experience.
"PvZ Adventures will present players with a wild and humorous series of ‘road-trips,’ traveling near and far to thwart the zombie invasion in a variety of settings. Players will also be able to send hordes of zombies to their Facebook friends, a thoughtful gesture sure to be appreciated. New zombie and plant types, new ways of obtaining, cultivating and deploying plant defenses, and leaderboards are among the other new features in PvZ Adventures."
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures is already available as a closed beta on Facebook and is set to be rolled out to all the users of the social network until the end of spring.