In a press release, Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has announced the launch of a new mobile game based on its popular Farmville franchise.  The company is expecting a banner year in 2014 in terms of growth, and investors will be keen to examine the numbers the company releases in its earnings report next Wednesday.

Farmville 2

The press release is below:

SAN FRANCISCO – April 17, 2014 – For the more than 400 million players that have played FarmVille and FarmVille 2 worldwide, it’s now time to farm on the go. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, is proud to announce the launch of FarmVille 2: Country Escape, giving players a brand new mobile FarmVille game at their fingertips – anytime, anywhere and any way they want. Starting today, the game will begin its global roll out on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play. Available for free, FarmVille 2: Country Escape offers an unprecedented level of choice and provides players a mobile game uniquely tailored for them and how they want to play.

“FarmVille pioneered social gaming on the web, and with FarmVille 2: Country Escape we’ve reimagined the franchise as a mobile experience to match how players want to connect with their farm and with their friends,” said Jonathan Knight, vice president of games, at Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA). “The foundation of the mobile game was built on listening to player feedback, so we’ve added features such as giving players the choice to play with friends or on their own, connectivity between the mobile game and FarmVille 2 on Facebook and the ability to play offline. We’ve created an experience where all FarmVille fans will feel right at home. As we focus on growing and sustaining this beloved franchise, we’re proud for FarmVille 2: Country Escape to usher in a new chapter of FarmVille on the go.”

Set in an all new coastal location, FarmVille 2: Country Escape challenges players to restore their family farm by growing crops, nurturing animals, collecting rare treasures, crafting goods to sell to local merchants and trading with friends.

FarmVille 2: Country Escape harvests a crop of new features including:

Farm Your Way with New Social Control Features: FarmVille 2: Country Escape redefines the FarmVille social experience by offering players more choice in how they play with friends. For the first time in FarmVille history, players can play a single player experience in Anonymous Mode, completing quests, selling goods and expanding their farms at their own pace. For the more socially inclined, players can connect directly from their device’s GameCenter or Google Play Games Services to collaborate with fellow farmers and trade goods. Players can also connect to Facebook to access all social features, visit their Facebook friends’ farms and share special “Speed Seed” with friends to accelerate progress. FarmVille 2: Country Escape also includes more ways for players to work together to build a thriving farm. Create and join Farm Co-Ops to share Helping Hands, chat with friends directly in the game, and compete for the most thriving Co-Op on the global leaderboard.

Farm at Home with Connected Rewards: For players of FarmVille 2 on Facebook, FarmVille 2: Country Escape includes a deep, Connected Rewards system which allows them to transfer valuable goods – like water and sugar – between mobile and web farms. FarmVille 2 Facebook players will also be greeted by a special, in-game welcome basket with special rewards.

Farm On the Go in Offline Mode: Players can also enjoy FarmVille 2: Country Escape in offline mode without an internet connection, playing at their own pace and connecting to the Internet later to save progress.

Feel the Farm and Escape to the Coast: FarmVille 2: Country Escape’s beautiful graphics and animation immerse players in a relaxing coastal world that springs to life at every touch. Nurture lovable animals, decorate to express your inner farmer, and go on Farm Adventures to find rare goods in this all new mobile-optimized experience.
In addition to FarmVille 2: Country Escape, current players of FarmVille 2 on the web will also have more to look forward to as Zynga continues to roll out new features based on player demand, such as Big Harvest, a new update that allows players to upgrade buildings and make their farms more bountiful than ever.

“Thank you for creating FarmVille 2 – the game has truly changed my life and helped reunite me with my fiancé,” said Sonya Reynolds, a FarmVille 2 player from Morristown, New Jersey. “When we heard about FarmVille coming to mobile, we were so excited to play! I’m a loyal FarmVille 2 player and love the idea of having a mobile farm connected to my web game and being able to chat directly with my friends. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for.”

FarmVille 2: Country Escape is available in 16 languages, including English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Russian and Indonesian.

The game is available starting today for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play. FarmVille 2: Country Escape will be coming soon to Kindle tablets in the coming months. For more information on FarmVille 2: Country Escape visit the game’s community channels at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FarmVille2

Blog: http://zyngablog.typepad.com/farmville_2/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/farmville2

Google Plus: http://zynga.tm/b3IC 

Game logo and images can be found here: https://zynga.box.com/s/18tcopvxl6o88c4dt7hv.