updated 11:05 am EDT, Thu August 20, 2009
Plants vs. Zombies ships
PopCap has begun shipping the retail version of Plants vs. Zombies, its well-known tower defense game. Players defend a middle-class house against a horde of zombies, using plants grown in the front lawn; these include the likes of sunflowers, pea-shooters and wall-nuts. As players gain access to better plants, zombies become more difficult to kill through larger numbers and new adaptations.
A retail copy costs $20, and runs on systems with Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, plus the minimum of a 1.66GHz Core Duo processor. PopCap has meanwhile announced a new port of the game, for the iPhone and iPod touch, due by the end of the year. Details such as cost and gameplay changes have not been announced.