On Wednesday, PopCap revealed the anticipated sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 would not be ready in time for its July 18 release date.

The news came via the official Plants vs. Zombies Twitter, much to the chagrin of the waiting public.

This isn't the first time PvZ2 has been delayed, but the suddenness of the change in plans after just announcing the release date less than a month ago is certainly odd. By announcing the July 18 date not so long ago, it seemed as if everything was merely awaiting some final adjustments. This delay doesn't bode well for iOS users hoping to get their hands on the game before everyone else.

We'll be following further developments closely, and will let you know when a new official release date is announced.