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Plants vs. Zombies spawns 'Talking Zombatar' app


Plants vs. Zombies? More like Pants vs. Zombies, because ... you can buy new pants ... for a zombie ... in this new app. Sorry.

The latest PvZ release isn't a pseudo-tower defense game. Instead, it's "PvZ Presents: Talking Zombatar," an iOS/Android toy that lets you interact with an undead '80s pop singer pet Zombie. You can take photos and videos with your zombie, "hear him repeat your words in Zombie-ish," and – of course – buy new clothing items and full outfits using either in-game or real money.

It's coming out "later this year" along with a port of the Facebook game, Solitaire Blitz. Both are free-to-play.

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PopCap Announces PvZ Presents: Talking Zombatar™ and Solitaire Blitz™ for Leading Mobile Platforms
Latest addition to Plants vs. Zombies™ lineup and Hit social game both coming to popular smartphones and tablet devices

SEATTLE, Washington and Dublin, Ireland-July 26, 2012-PopCap Games, a leading creator of mobile and social games and a division of EA, today announced the upcoming launches of PvZ Presents: Talking Zombatar™, and Solitaire Blitz™ for the most popular smartphones and tablet devices. Both titles are free-to-play with additional content available through in-game currency that can be earned through gameplay or purchased via micro-transaction. PopCap expects both apps to be available later this year.
From the unpredictable minds at PopCap comes PvZ Presents: Talking Zombatar, an all-new free-to-play app, a first of its kind for the Plants vs. Zombies™ franchise and unlike anything the company has done before. The Talking Zombatar app will allow you to carry around your own pet Zombie and dress him up as you like with a variety of items from sunglasses to hats and shoes, or buy him a full outfit (astronaut, samurai, etc.) in Crazy Dave's store. Better yet, once you dress your zombie in his fun-dead finest, you can take photos of you and your zombie, shoot videos with him, and hear him repeat your words in Zombie-ish. Then share it all with your living friends via email and social channels like Facebook.
MERMAIDS! Solitaire Blitz, adapted from the hit Facebook franchise that has already attracted five million lifetime players and more than 2.5 billion games played since its official launch in March 2012, will be fully optimized for mobile. The smartphone and tablet iteration will feature seamless connection to Facebook to populate your friends' leaderboards in weekly tournaments and will also add new features like support for mobile-specific leaderboards and exclusive mobile achievements, including new card decks.
About PopCap
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 600 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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