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You can pinch the heads off the undead in PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies 2 (video interview)

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Alan Murray

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LOS ANGELES — As the senior producer on Plants vs. Zombies 2, Allen Murray plays it a lot. It debuts on July 18, but Murray already has loads of tips for how to survive those giant waves of zombies that attack your house and moan while traversing your deadly lawn.

We caught up with Murray at a recent press briefing and played a round of PVZ2. We wanted to learn about all of the tactics you can use to protect your brainz from the zombies. The first PVZ debuted almost four years ago, and it became a huge hit across multiple platforms. It sold millions of units and PopCap got diverted doing lots of ports. Now it has revamped the gameplay of the new title and added new gameplay elements, like plant food. You can use that to feed your plants and help them stave off zombies attacks.

PVZ2 debuts on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch on July 18. It’s being revealed today at the E3 game trade show in Los Angeles.

Here’s a video of our interview with Murray.