PopCap Games has announced that Plants vs. Zombies will be finally landing on Android and will be free to download on the day of its release on Amazon.
The critically acclaimed tower defense title, which has been available on the iPhone for well over a year now, will be released as part of an exclusivity agreement between the studio and the online retailer.
The deal will see PopCap’s puzzle hit Chuzzle launched tomorrow, exclusively on Amazon’s newly launched ‘Appstore’, for a period of two weeks until May 30th, followed by the release of the zombie-killing best-seller, which will be completely free for a day.
Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap’s senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile, said: “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.”
Aaron Rubenson, category leader at Amazon, said: “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.”
Amazon has previously bagged another major exclusive, Angry Birds Rio, which was released at the launch of Appstore, also free for a day.
The online giant is being hotly tipped to enter the burgeoning Android tablet market imminently with a ‘family of devices’ after CEO Jeff Bezos all but confirmed the company’s ambitions to take on Apple’s iPad.