Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Plant Characters for Plants vs Zombies 2

News about the sequel of the popular video game, Plants versus Zombies, is hard to come by these days. The last time I wrote a couple of PvZ articles was regarding its creator George Fan’s future dev plans and a possible screenshot that was eventually debunked. Sadly, there isn’t anything else substantial to report about Plants vs Zombies 2. What I found are purported new plant characters, which is nothing fancy but may still be interesting for fans of the game.

new plants in pvz 2

Before I elaborate on the image above, let’s have a recap of other recent news, be it true or just a rumor:

  • The release date of the next Plants versus Zombies is scheduled between 2011 and 2020. That came from John Vechey, a cofounder of Popcap – the studio that developed the game.
  • The head designer of PvZ, George Fan, is currently busy on another game with a totally new concept.

That’s about what I know of the next iteration of the tower defense game. So what’s up with these new plant characters? Are they real? Let’s check each one out.

Some of the new plants are paired with a plant from the original Plants versus Zombies game. The new ones are displayed in images to the left, opposite to their original counterparts.

Long Tribulus

long tribulus pvz 2

This plant apparently has an accelerated digestion and can gulp down any normal-sized zombies. Sound awfully familiar? That’s because it's most likely a cheap imitation of the Chomper plant, which also happens to chow down whole zombies. Apart from the visual differences, which in itself is still subtle, there seems to be no difference between the Chomper and the Long Tribulus at all. Also, the real tribulus plant looks nowhere close to the image above.

Garlic Angel

garlic angel pvz 2

Perhaps the younger version of the Garlic plant, the Garlic Angel is supposed to toughen up the Sunflower plant and boost the rate it produces suns. It is also a plant with halo properties, whatever that means. If I remember correctly, there’s no plant that has that purpose, so the Garlic Angel is a good addition to the zombie eradicators. But shouldn’t a Garlic Angel be more angelic? Hmm… Uninspired.

Bush Fighter

bush fighters pvz 2

The given description of this plant is vague at best. From what I can tell, it attacks at close range every five seconds. And for the first time, we’ll have a walking plant! And in order to survive, it will look for sustenance – water, soil, and sun – on its own.

A walking plant certainly breaks away from the traditional tower defense game genre. But how it pulls this one off is uncertain.

Crystal Glass

crystal grass pvz 2Similar to the Magnet-shroom and Gold Magnet plants, the Crystal Glass collects suns on-screen every five seconds. It is also an upgrade of the coin-producing Marigold plant.

The artwork of the plant is so-so as per my standards. The crystal on the plant’s head is okay, but the eyes and the leaves are certainly not the art style found in many other plants in the original game.

Chinese Bamboo

chinese bamboo pvz 2Another original artwork, the Chinese Bamboo has the awesome skill of attacking all zombies every 2 seconds with its sharp blades. It is said to come from China, hence the name (duh!), where apparently no zombies has ever trodden.

Interesting trivia: In the book, World War Z, the first zombie outbreak actually came from China, although they keep it secret from the global community.

Final Thoughts

Certainly bogus. Nonetheless, I actually had fun writing this article and it’s really nice that some fan can come up with something like this from his/her imagination. But! Here’s a few things to ponder about:

  • I got these new plant characters from a number of PubArticles pages. To put it short, the writing is full of erroneous grammar and spelling and some of the points are hard to understand.
  • The articles have no credible source.
  • In another article, PvZ 2 is reported to have a co-op multiplayer mode. Even if it’s not verified, I’m hoping it will come out in the sequel.
  • I bet the artist is a 12 year old commie loyalist.

Any thoughts? Comment below.

24 comments:

  1. can i upgrade new version of the game plants vs. zombies coz i what have is the old one. Can i download it the internet?

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  2. Try going to the game's official website at Popcap.

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  3. has new zombie character?

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  4. this is coming soon but can play what right ??????????

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  5. I'm not sure if PvZ2 is coming soon.

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  6. they might as well do a tomato that shoots seeds lol

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  7. It could just be a big scam...

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  8. i really cant wait when plants vs zombies2 comes out ill be playing it first lol but seriously between 2011 to 2020 fucking hell why cant it come out now

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  9. If any of you could read you'd know the guy is kidding, although there may be a PVZ2 this isn't it, he clearly says he's joking... goofballs!

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  10. well are there any new zombies id like to see that because im kind of mad about how it might come out in 2020 im serious how long does it take to make a video game besides im getting really bored now that i have completed the game got the golden sunflower and gotten all the plants in the zen garden by the way pop cap i loved credits video could you make another one in pvz 2 plese dont think im bagging on pop cap but please hurry by the time you say it will be completed in 2020 ill be an adult please dont crush my plants vs zombies dream

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  11. Another point you can debunk is China being a place where no zombies have ever trodden. If you go to the Achievements screen and scroll all the way down (it takes a while, but keep going), you will see the hole goes all the way to China, which is already infested with zombies.

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  12. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is going to be extremely awesome, but if George Fan and the other game developers and artists rush through the creating of it, it will be a very sloppy and crappy game, so I hope they take their time to make it as awesome as possible.

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  13. between 2011-2020???
    OMG

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  14. pvz2 is coming out with new zombies

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  15. I heard that pvz2 is gonna be awesome!

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  16. LOL @ between 2011-2020

    That is clearly a joke, itself. The game is highly anticipated so of course it will be here within the next 1-2 yrs.

    Although, if it does not get created the only thing we can attribute it to is the mass amount of piracy this game has seen.

    I payed for it. And would do so again if the sequel ever drops. Simply because the developers made a fantastic game and deserve credit for their work.

    Sadly, I highly doubt they made much money from it. And again, sadly - this could easily be a good reason NOT to make PvZ2.

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  17. We have a common thought about the garlic angel and the chomper but the other plants are not that bad in illustration.

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  18. make a freeze nut where the tall nut is frozen and when the zombies eat it, they get slowed

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  19. 2011- 2020 better than 2012- 3000

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  20. well though i am 7 and a half,i am not allowed to go on facebook though i'd rather post it on google. i know other pvz 2 plants. i also have the regular(pvz)for dsi. thanks for the info.

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  21. I recommend to add durian, banana and any plant that is poisonous

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  22. how about an orchid? lol

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  23. maybe put some coconut catapult? instead of throwing the fruit, include the whole tree to take out a whole column... lol

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  24. Make a "Fire bomb" plant that grows fire balls twice faster than the sunflower produces sun,plus,when it grows fire balls it shoots from 2 to 4 of them in a line that it is planted in.And make a "Zombie group in a plane" enemy that flies and then after 4 "plant blocks" crashes on your plants!Thumbs up if you like my ideas :D

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