Earlier this month we reported that Popcap Games
will be releasing a PC/Mac "Game of the Year" edition of their tower defense game Plants Vs Zombies
. At the time Popcap would not say specifically what new content will be added to the Game of the Year version but a recent visit to our local GameStop
retail store had a pre-order mock-up of the game on display.
The mock-up stated that in addition to new achievements, the Game of the Year edition will allow players to create their own zombies and then see their custom undead creations in the game itself. GameStop is currently showing a release date of August 10
for Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year
One thing that won't be in the game is a zombie that looks like Michael Jackson. According to MTV Multiplayer, the Jackson estate frowned on having a "dancing zombie" that looked like an undead version of the late King of Pop in the original version of the game. Popcap, who clearly don't want to go through a costly legal battle, have issued a statement saying that the dancing zombie will be replaced with another version, saying, " The phase-out and replacement process is underway."