Zynga announced the global launch of FarmVille 2 Wednesday, the next generation of the company’s popular Facebook-farming game.
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“FarmVille 2 offers players a new way to farm by delivering an immersive experience, rich characters, and new social features that make game boards come to life with their friends,” said Tim LeTourneau, vice president of games at Zynga.
Zynga’s first game to be built entirely in 3D, the game lets players no only grow and harvest crops but also use those crops to do things like feed chickens on their farm or bake treats they can then take to market and sell.
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With FarmVille 2 Zynga has also made it easier to plant and harvest crops. Now rather than clicking multiple times on each square of a crop in order to plant and harvest, you can instead drag your mouse over a large area and plant or harvest over that entire space at once.
The game also includes a number of decorations you can interact with, ranging from a wind chime that actually plays to a rocking chair you can move back and forth.
Zynga hopes that all that will be enough to have new players come to the game, and for FarmVille enthusiasts to build a whole new farm in FarmVille 2 while continuing to maintain their farm in the original version of the game. Zynga plans to continue to support the original FarmVille, and keep adding expansions and new features to the original game to keep people interested.
”We can’t wait to see the farms that players create. We also want dedicated players of FarmVille to know that we remain fully committed to bringing them new reasons to play the original game they love,” says LeTourneau.
FarmVille 2 is live now on Facebook.
What do you think? Are any of you excited about the sequel to the farming game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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