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PS3 needs Plants vs Zombies, Plants vs Zombies needs PS3

PS3 needs Plants vs Zombies, Plants vs Zombies needs PS3

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(In response to the fine reaction this post received the other day (oh yes, a fine reaction indeed), I thought I’d make this into a regular, hard-hitting and incendiary series of posts. Today we continue…)

I’ve just spent a long weekend playing Plants vs Zombies. Yes – that means I was playing on my PC. I can only apologise. But when it comes to playing one of the best zombie-based garden defense games ever made, you have to make a stand and play a game on whatever you can, even if it is disloyal of me as a committed PlayStationite. And this is why I must add my voice to the pile of those that demand Plants vs Zombies should make its way to PS3.

Alright, so it’s not the only reason, as format loyalty is about as logical as remaining faithful to a brand of quick-drying woodstain (Ronseal til I die!). No, this is more about the fact that Plants vs Zombies deserves to be enjoyed by the gaming community as a whole, and the fact that we don’t have it in PS3 World is a constant irritant when trying to wax lyrical about the game to non PC-owning friends (and those who don’t own iPhones, natch). I want to quiz them on what they thought of the Michael Jackson zombie; whether Wall Nuts made them laugh as much as they did me; if they read the whole dictionary of units. But I can’t. They just don’t know, and it’s unfair.

Think about it though – a game made for use on a download-based machine, which has so far used a few hundred megabytes of hard drive space. That amount can easily fit on any PS3 hard drive. There’s probably still enough space for a few behind the scenes videos and zombie-blooper reels. There you have the perfect setup: a special edition pack for PSN. I’m sure a hell of a lot of people who have finished the game already would be willing to play through it again for the sake of obsessive completionist tendencies.

What’s stopping Popcap? Nothing, as far as we know. They are as big a fan of PS3 as any other publisher. So maybe they want to keep things exclusive to one home computer system for the sake of… not… making money? There’s no publishing exclusivity, as far as we know. It’s a clear run – the second Death Star has had its shields disabled and the Millenium Falcon is on the way to blow up the central core.

Come on Popcap: use the force. Oh wait, wrong game. And I’m not even going to mention the fact that Peggle is already out on PSN.

We’re awaiting an announcement from Popcap on a few things, even though they haven’t told us they’re announcing anything, and while we’re not betting men – we are hopeful ones. Don’t let us down, boys, girls, plants and zombies.




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  • lDEFYl

    aw man that’s be great

  • Mystakill

    “exclusive to one home computer system” isn’t quite true; it’s currently available on Windows, OS X, web, and iPhone. The latter was just released this past week, and at only $2.99, with extra content and achievements, it’s a steal!

  • John Malcolm

    Yes, two of my favourite games for the PC – Peggle and Plants Vs Zombies – and the PS3 community deserve to learn what a pea shooter can do, or how well a sunflower can sing…

    PopCap, you’ve done a brilliant job with Peggle – it’s even better than the PC version – so how about a bit of zombie fun…?

  • RAFAEL A. TORRENT

    PLEASE!!! BRING OUT PEGGLE, PEGGLE NIGHTS & PLANTS VS ZOMBIES FOR THE PS3, I HAVE AN OBESSION WITH THESE GAMES ON MY PC, BUT I NEED THEM!!! FOR MY PS3…PLEASE!!! POP CAP…PLEASE!!!