Can you smell that, Android gamers? The earthy mingling of vegetation and death? That means Plants Vs. Zombies 2 is coming. Popcap has announced a "soft launch" of the timed iOS exclusive in New Zeland and Australia, indicating the worldwide launch of the acclaimed free-to-play sequel on Android platforms is due

The first expansion to Plants Vs. Zombies 2 will be set in the future, the game's creators at PopCap just announced at a Gamescom EA kick-off event. The free-to-play game has already been downloaded some 16 million times since its release last week.

Plants vs. Zombies 2, the much-anticipated (and much-discussed) sequel to 2009's smash hit Plants vs. Zombies, will be out this July. Here's a teaser trailer featuring our good buddy Francis.

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