PopCap's Solitaire Blitz goes mobile, plus a new Zombie dress-up game
If there's one big trend we're seeing in games these days, it's the ability to play them anywhere on any device. So it's no surprise to hear that that PopCap will be unleashing its 'blitzified' version of solitaire, Solitaire Blitz, on "the most popular smartphones and tablet devices" later this year. The game is currently on Facebook and has 1.8 million monthly players, according to AppData.
The official name of the mobile version is Mermaids! Solitaire Blitz, and despite the slightly different title, the game will still work hand-in-hand with the Facebook version, namely the game's weekly tournament leaderboards.
As far as new stuff, the mobile version of PopCap's social game will have exclusive achievements, which includes new card decks (and if you play this game, you know how awesome it feels unlock a new deck).
Also later this year, look for PopCap's mobile zombie dress-up game. In PvZ Presents: Talking Zombatar, you will adopt a pet zombie that can be dolled up with sunglasses, shirts, pants and entire outfits, like the zombie samurai (pictured to the right). Some of the clothing options will be free and others can be purchased in Crazy Dave's in-game store.
After you've readied your zombie for its public debut you can shoot photos, videos with your zombie and plaster them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
You'll also be able to talk to your virtual pal and have it repeat your words back to you in Zombie-ease, kind of like an undead version of the iPhone's Siri.
Both of these games are free-to-play, which means you can download them for free and then have the option to buy in-game items, e.g. more energy so you can play more Solitaire or extra special costumes for your undead pal.