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The successor to the incredibly popular iOS game Plants Vs. Zombies – aptly named Plants Vs. Zombies 2 – has been teased by the company PopCap for a while now. As such, there’s a huge amount of people anxiously waiting for its release around the world.

As the upgrade to one of the most addicting and exciting games on the App Store, I know I’m not the only one who is frustrated, and slightly annoyed, that the app has been released in Australia and New Zealand significantly sooner than anywhere else. Fortunately, I’m going to be running you through a step-by-step guide so that you can install it right now on your iPhone or iPad.

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I’ve done a whole breakdown and visual walkthrough of the process that I’m about to describe, so if you’d prefer to follow through with that, the video can be found below. The guide that follows is purely a rough representation, and I’d advise you to follow through with the video as the primary resource.

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If you’ve watched the video above, and aren’t sure of all the steps in the process, here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Access the iTunes Store.

Step 2: Sign out of your default iTunes account.

Step 3: Change your country of access at the bottom right of the iTunes Store page to New Zealand, or Australia.

Step 4: Search for ‘Plants Vs. Zombies 2′, or view the top free applications.

Step 5: When prompted to sign into an iTunes account, select ‘Create Account’.

Step 6. Fill out all of the initial information on the sign-up screen, it doesn’t need to be accurate apart from the email.

Step 7: On the next screen, select the payment option ‘None’. If you don’t download a free app, this option won’t be visible to you, so try again with any free application from the App Store.

Step 8: Complete the rest of the form, the information you fill in doesn’t need to be legitimate.

Step 9: An email with a verification link will be sent to the email that you supplied.

Step 10: Download and sync your device, then the Plants Vs. Zombies 2 application will install on your device!

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Voila! Just like that, you now also have an iTunes account which you can use to download and install apps before they hit the United States (and other) App Stores. You can follow the same procedure to create App Store account of any other country you like. Of course this is particularly useful this time round, because PopCap is doing a scheduled roll out in New Zealand and Australia to start with, so this method may be the only way to download PvZ2 for the next few weeks.

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