Plants vs. Zombies 2 goes to the Dark Ages, gets its ‘shrooms back


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When it was released in August last year as a free-to-play game, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time shipped with three distinct worlds and countless new plants and zombies.

But for lovers of the first game, all of the new levels, plants and enemies in Plants vs. Zombies 2 didn’t make it a total improvement over its predecessor. Notably, many of the plants from the first game — including all of the nocturnal plants — were missing.

Luckily, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is being constantly updated, and the latest update adds the nocturnal plants back to the game in a new world, appropriately called the Dark Ages.

As the name implies, the Dark Ages world doesn’t just thrive upon Plants vs. Zombies‘ nocturnal ‘shroom plants, but also features a slew of medieval-themed zombies.

Here’s the update’s tongue-in-cheek official release notes:

• New plants that thrive in the dark of night
• New zombies and a Gargantuan from the days of yore
• Nighttime levels that bringeth the fun
• Gravestones that provide sun and powerful plant food

Amazingly, this is only the first part of what promises to be a two-part Dark Ages world. You can download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free here.