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PopCap To Release Plants Vs. Zombies On Android Exclusively Through Amazon Appstore

Back in January we saw a couple of games teased by PopCap, the maker of some great iOS titles. (Anyone ever heard of Bejeweled?)  Now, we can look forward to them bringing some of those titles to Android, courtesy of the Amazon Appstore.  And as you will see in the press release below, PopCap has signed an exclusive contract with Amazon to hold their first titles and not on the Android Market for a two week period. Plants vs. Zombies will be one of those and is slated for release near the end of the month as a free app of the day; then continuing afterwards to be modestly priced at $2.99.

When asked about the deal with Amazon, Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap’s senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile noted:

“Our relationship with Amazon is pivotal to PopCap’s overall strategy in bringing a growing roster of mobile titles to the ever-widening base of smartphone users. By making these titles available on the Android platform, we’ll significantly extend the reach of our top franchises to legions of new mobile customers and gaming fans alike.”

This is a release which we know a lot of people have been waiting for – another great game in the bag for Android.  This also marks the second time that the Amazon Appstore has had an exclusive on a big time game.

Source: PRNewsWire

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  • Bgthomps9665

    I’m confused on, is PvZ coming to Android market and Amazon or just Amazon??

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to try this game out. It looks really good and android gaming looks like it’s headed in the right direction!

    Will buy this game when it’s released.

    androidmobi.net

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

     Please free app of the day it… I’d buy it regardless, but I love me free…

  • MOTOX

     WTF? AMAZON….GO AWAY! WE HAVE GOOGLE’S MUSIC, APP MARKET, AND STUFF….JUST GO AWAY AND LET APPS COME TO THE MARKET NOT YOURS. 

  • MOTOX

     WTF? AMAZON….GO AWAY! WE HAVE GOOGLE’S MUSIC, APP MARKET, AND STUFF….JUST GO AWAY AND LET APPS COME TO THE MARKET NOT YOURS. 

  • Anonymous

    GOD DAMMIT! I refuse to patron Amazon and their retarded extra app store. As much as it pains me to say it, I will therefore not buy PvZ. Then again, PopCap lost my faith a long time ago after their long absence of good games.

    • Anonymous

       Umm…it’s f’n free? Or did you not understand “free app of the day”? Seriously. Having two app marketplaces installed on your device is a small price for “FREEEEEEEEE” apps of the day.

      • Theflyingswami

        I don’t get it. How many of us have rooted to uninstall the bloatware that comes on our phones (how’s that kick-ass Blockbuster app working out for you?), only to install apps for “free” that requires a big, fat piece of bloatware that can never be uninstalled?

        Makes no sense.

      • Moody_Bastard

        But only for Android users in the US. Hugh fail for Amazon and a mess for Android. I honestly can’t believe that Google has allowed it to happen.

    • Anonymous

       Umm…it’s f’n free? Or did you not understand “free app of the day”? Seriously. Having two app marketplaces installed on your device is a small price for “FREEEEEEEEE” apps of the day.

  • Theflyingswami

     I’ll wait the two weeks and install it from the Android Market, thankyouverymuch.

    • http://profiles.google.com/rohenaz Lucas Rohenaz

       same here

  • Anonymous

    been waiting for PopCap games for like… 10 months now?  I have to admit I’m probably ”over” them at this point so I really feel like they squandered the chance to make a butt load of money.  I’ll probably pick them up if they are the free app of the day but I’m not paying for a game I’ve been playing for months on another device.

    Too little, too late IMO.

    • Anonymous

      I think it says they start out free

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I’ve been really looking forward to PzZ on my Droid X for awhile now, so hopefully by sometime next week, that’ll actually happen! Sweet!

  • http://twitter.com/RaymondK RaymondK

     This is real fragmentation. Multiple app stores with different offerings. Ugh.

    • http://profiles.google.com/toddlower Todd Lower

      My first thought was to agree with you.  However, in this case I think it less as fragmentation and more as competition.  Amazon and Google market’s can compete on prices, usability, ease of payments, etc.  Competition is a good thing.

      Also, I love having a “free app of the day” and will glady keep amazon app store installed for free apps.

      • Anonymous

        Amazon also has discounted prices as specials. I like both stores but hated that at first.

  • Anonymous

     Whatever happened to cut the rope?

    • Anonymous

       You know what…yes, whatever happened to Cut the Rope? The devs said they’d eventually bring the addicting iOS game to Android, but that was several months ago. I wonder if that port has been canceled or they ran into some complications. Strange.

      • Anonymous

         Cut the Rope is awesome.  We needz!  But no idea when it’ll arrive – sort of been quiet on that front for a while.

      • Anonymous

        Whatever happened to Madden 11 for Android? That was announced by EA in August last year.

  • Angry Turd

    Whenever I play Angry Birds now, I get an error message about the amazon app store…so annoying. 

    • Salsa_33

      I heard this happens with other amazon apps too. Anyone know of a fix? I like the free apps from amazon but come on…

      • Anonymous

        Is either the amazon app store apk or whatever apk on your SD card? 

      • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

        That would be Amazon’s DRM. Basically, you can’t uninstall the Amazon App Store after downloading an app, or it won’t play. 

      • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

        That would be Amazon’s DRM. Basically, you can’t uninstall the Amazon App Store after downloading an app, or it won’t play.