For immediate release
October 2009– Focus Multimedia is delighted to bring PopCap’s hilarious action-strategy game, Plants vs. Zombies, to store shelves throughout the UK and Ireland.
The crossover hit of the year, Plants vs. Zombies received a review score of 9 out of 10 from Edge Magazine at the time of its downloadable release– and went on to become the fastest-selling downloadable game in PopCap history. In fact, it sold more units in its first 90 days than any game they’ve published - quite a feat given that the Bejeweled and Zuma franchises have sold more than 40 million units between them!
Plants vs. Zombies pits you and an arsenal of wacky plants against legions of the“fundead” that are intent on overwhelming your lawn and making their way to your front door. Players can purchase and plant a wide range of lovable mutant flowers, vines, trees and other zombie-combating foliage to thwart the zombie onslaught.
As the battle wears on, you’ll see just how determined those undead critters are to snack on your brain. Additional obstacles and challenges include the setting of the sun, a creeping fog that obscures part of your view and a swimming pool that takes up much of your lawn.
Once you escape Adventure Mode alive, there are still many hours of gruesomely great gameplay to be had. Survival, Puzzle, Zen Garden and Mini-Game Challenges await you.
• 50 levels in the main Adventure mode and over 50 additional levels in the other game modes, with limitless replayability
• Over four dozen plants, from potato-mines, cherry bombs and peashooters to doom-shrooms, spikeweed and torchwood
• Dozens of different zombie types, including back-from-the-dead miners, businessmen, football players, even a zombie bobsled team!
• Crazy Dave's trunk-o'-the-car shop where you can purchase a variety of power ups to help keep those zombies at bay
• So frighteningly fun, you’ll soil your plants!
The family-friendly zombie survival game is attracting a wide following, from casual gamers to hardcore gamers of all ages. Numerous video tributes and highlight reels from fans– as well as the game’s music video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times across the Web– can be found on YouTube.
Plants vs. Zombies is already attracting multiple awards and glowing reviews from a diverse cross-section of media publications, from PC Gamer to The Sunday Times and Yahoo! Games.
PopCap Games is a leading developer and publisher of broadly appealing video games for platforms including Web, PC, Mac, mobile, Xbox, PS2 and iPod and many more. PopCap games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide.
Plants vs. Zombies joins Focus Multimedia’s Essential range of great value PC games and software. Every Focus Essential title has the suggested retail price of just£9.78 including VAT.
Plants vs. Zombies can be purchased now on PC CD-ROM from all good retailers, or may be ordered direct from www.focusmm.co.uk.
About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is one of the UK’s leading consumer software publishers. Within a comprehensive and constantly evolving product range, Focus is able to offer more than 200 high quality PC software titles for all the family. The company consistently delivers quality, value and choice across its market-leading PC budget software brands - Essential, Revival and PC Fun Club. Focus’ portfolio includes many highly acclaimed brands, amongst them; Bejeweled, BitDefender, Brain Trainer, CSI, Disney Pixar Cars, Driving Test Success, Encyclopaedia Britannica, LEGO, Lost, Mystery Case Files, Nancy Drew, Oxford University Press, Scooby Doo, Scrabble and SpongeBob SquarePants, and many more. For further information on Focus Multimedia please visit www.focusmm.co.uk. All copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of“casual games”— fun, easy-to-learn, irresistible computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 230 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its timeless games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, consoles, mobile phones and MP3 players.
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For further information please contact:
Lucy Felthouse– PR&Marketing Executive
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