PopCap gives Plants vs Zombies to Amazon Appstore – exclusive for two weeks

The long-awaited arrival of the PopCap casual gaming catalogue on Android is nearly here – with the developer announcing that new title Chuzzle and Plants vs Zombies will both arrive this month.

Both games will appear first on the Amazon Appstore, though, with PopCap negotiating a two-week exclusivity deal with the US-only alternate distribution system. Here’s the official wordage:

As part of the agreement, Chuzzle® will be available beginning tomorrow through May 30, and will be followed by Plants vs. Zombies™ for Android during a second exclusive offer later this month. The games will be entirely FREE for the first day of their availability, after which they’ll be available for purchase and download for a list price of US$2.99 each

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And here’s the press release. It’s mostly explaining what Chuzzle is, if you’re interested. Link via Android Guys.

Chuzzle® Comes to the Amazon Appstore for Android Tomorrow, Followed by Plants vs. Zombies™ Later This Month for Exclusive Two-Week Offers

SEATTLE, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon to offer its first Android games to the U.S. market, exclusively on the Amazon Appstore for Android during two different two-week periods.

As part of the agreement, Chuzzle® will be available beginning tomorrow through May 30, and will be followed by Plants vs. Zombies™ for Android during a second exclusive offer later this month. The games will be entirely FREE for the first day of their availability, after which they’ll be available for purchase and download for a list price of US$2.99 each.

“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,” noted Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap’s senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile. “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.”

“PopCap is a brand synonymous with great mobile games, and we’re thrilled to offer our customers Chuzzle and Plants vs. Zombies for Android exclusively through the Amazon Appstore,” stated Aaron Rubenson, category leader at Amazon.

Chuzzle for Android features great, on-the-go gameplay action, including:

Four different modes providing infinite level configurations and virtually limitless game play:

Classic Mode: the original Chuzzle in all its glory

Zen Mode: stress-free, endless play without levels, locks or other constraints; the player’s progress is indicated by colorful markers that appear as higher thresholds of popped chuzzles are reached

Mind-Bender Mode: a different sort of Chuzzle puzzle in which players slide rows and columns of chuzzles to make specified patterns

Speed Mode: standard Chuzzle action – only faster (and harder!)

Trophy Room: your own personal “Hall of Fame” with more than twenty different trophies to collect and admire!

Scrambles: instantly shuffles all chuzzles on the board anytime you run out of options/moves; in the mobile version of the game, players can earn and save up to five scrambles at any given time, earning an additional scramble every 150,000 points

Dynamic Level Generation: ensures each game is different no matter how many times you play

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  1. So what.. US only?


    Not liking that trend.

  2. Yes, not really relevant to Eurodroid if it cannot be downloaded in Europe…

    • Gary C

       /  May 16, 2011

      It’s a bit boring having to explain the reasoning behind every update :(

      • What reason? Not seeing one.

        • Gary C

           /  May 16, 2011

          Major publisher / exclusivity deal / Android / two weeks until arrival on Android Market and then – KAPOW! – availability around the world.

          Even the fact that it WON’T initially be available in Europe is enough for me.

          • Ieuan

             /  May 16, 2011

            So in the future it’ll be another game we can download from Android Market. Until then, it’s unavailable unless we live in the US.

            I think this is why people reading a blog specifically for EU Android news don’t find this article particularly interesting.

          • Gary C

             /  May 16, 2011

            I need one of those animated bashing-head-against-wall smiley faces. I’ll see if there’s a plug-in.

          • Matt

             /  May 16, 2011

            @Gary C

            Don’t worry about it mate, just ignore them. I’m pretty excited, as and when these come out in not-America they should be decent games! I almost lost my degree to one of their other titles – Peggle!

            At least you avoid the usual apple/android/othersignificantOS arguments you get elsewhere on the web :D Gotta get your moronic comments from somewhere!

          • Yeah I shouldn’t have been so grumpy. I’m really enjoying the blog Gary. :)

          • Gary C

             /  May 17, 2011

            I’m the grumpiest man in the world. It’s all fine. Everything’s fine.

          • Ieuan

             /  May 17, 2011

            Like so?

            Sorry, I didn’t mean to be so critical. You have a great blog going here, it’s become one that I check daily. The general quality of your posts are awesome and just what I want to hear about.

            I hadn’t heard of PopCap before so it sounded like a post about yet another US game release, bit of googling and it seems PopCap are pretty huge in casual gaming on a lot of different systems, your story now makes more sense. Please ignore me and continue :)

          • Maybe word the news post to say that?

            In fact, EDIT your post and add your comment in.

  3. Denzil

     /  May 17, 2011

    Its news coz we don’t get it….get it???? Damn. I want to know when we are being left out too (which seems to be happening quite a lot these days). At least we have the better mobile deals here…and I got a Galaxy sii…something those spoilt americans don’t :P So I dont feel too bad…they can have this!

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