After the iOS release, the China release, the Australia and New Zealand soft release and the release by EA Swiss Sarl, the rest of the world can finally enjoy Plants vs Zombies 2 straight from the PlayStore.
After being made to wait, everyone on Android can finally enjoy the lovable plants attacking zombies without resorting to downloading and sideloading APKs. If you are already playing a sideloaded APK version, you may not want to install the new official PlayStore one. However, having the actual install from the PlayStore does give you auto-updates, when available.
I’ve uninstalled both the China version and the APK from the Australia / New Zealand version already after installing from the PlayStore.
Here’s the link to the PlayStore version.
Update: After a quick play to get to Ancient Egypt, I’m pretty sure that this game is the same as the original release on iOS and differs from the China’s release. Added screenshots from the English game as well as one from the China APK for comparison.
Update 2: PvZ2 has appeared on Google Play Store but only for some countries. Check if you’re one of them by going here. Unfortunately, I’m not one of the lucky ones.
I’m a little late with this blog as news broke over a week ago. After the Android release in China, Plants Vs Zombies 2 for Android has now been released in Australia and New Zealand (why there I do wonder). This release is expected to be shortly followed by a wider release worldwide.
Impatient for the worldwide Google PlayStore release? You can always get started by installing the APK from the link below yourself (courtesy of TechBeasts.com)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 Apk For Android – Download Here | TechBeasts
Installation is pretty straight forward. Although TechBeasts do not list it, I’ll list it here to help anyone who needs it.
1. Download the 160MB rar file.
2. Extract the contents of the file using an unzip program like 7zip or WinRAR.
3. Copy the APK to your phone.
4. Install the APK on your phone (use a File Manager like ES File Manager to locate the APK you just copied over).
5. Copy the com.ea.game.pvz2_row to your phone’s Android\OBB folder.
6. Start the game and enjoy!
Screenshots from my Nexus 4:
Comparison between English and Chinese (note the absence of gems and plants in the grassy area)
Seems like my DropBox public links have been suspended due to heavy downloading, probably due to the Plants Vs Zombies 2 getting a number of downloads. As an alternative, I’m providing another location to download from – My Google Drive.
Let me know if there are other files from my DropBox links that you would like access to and I’ll upload them to my Google Drive.
Plants Vs Zombies 2: Its About Time – Chinese APK (Google Drive)
Updated: Added link to the APK
Updated: Added Google Drive link to the APK after my DropBox public shares were suspended
Ever since Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s about time’s APK landed in China, fans around the globe have been patiently waiting for its global release.
Although that hasn’t happened yet, I have played the China version and here’s the main difference between what’s found in the China version vs the original version in iOS.
… that it came to Android.
Yes. For fans of PopCap’s great fun tower defense game, Plants Vs Zombies, with an Android device instead of an Apple device, the sequel of the very popular game is coming to your Android devices really soon, as tweeted in its official Twitter account. The game, Plants Vs Zombies 2 has already been launched in China and will spread the zombie virus to all corners of the world “later this fall”. Like its iOS counterpart, the Android version of the game will be available for free with in-App purchases.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m a big fan of the game and am very excited by this announcement. Would you want to see a review of the game when I get my hands on it?
Plants Vs Zombies – Twitter Announcement
Plants Vs Zombies’ Twitter account