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Peggle 2 announced

PopCap sequel coming to unannounced platforms in 2013

Peggle 2 is in development at PopCap, studio co-founder John Vechey revealed during EA's E3 press conference last night.

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In the briefest of announcements, Vechey simply said the casual game sequel is coming to unannounced platforms "this year" before launching into an airborne fist pump.

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The Peggle 2 announcement followed the reveal of PopCap's Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a third-person action game for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

We said in our original Peggle review: "Lights and sounds and magic, that's what Peggle is made of. We've described it to ourselves in many different ways - that wondrous bastard child of bagatelle and pachinko, the senile pinball bitch from the planes of insanity, upside-down crazy Breakout with gravity.

"Whatever description you use though, it's captivated us to an embarrassing degree, strengthening its grip with every Ultra Extreme Fever shot.

"It's stupid, flashy fun, and you'll become so thoroughly absorbed that you'll punch the air victoriously, congratulating yourself for clicking in the right place and watching a ball bounce around the screen. Reviewing the thing is our first step towards rehabilitation."

In early June, PopCap announced a worldwide Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time release date of July 18 on iOS devices.