Stop everything. FarmVille 2: Country Escape has exited limited beta and is now available for wide release. It's time to grab your pitchforks, because there's virtual farming that needs to be done, and neither these crops nor animals will tend to themselves. You can check out our previous reporting on the game, but here's a trailer that should get you up to speed.

The graphics are greatly improved over the 2D original, as the game now touts 3D visuals that almost make the game tempting to play. Unfortunately, this is still FarmVille. That means despite the new cooperative gameplay, the ability to play on a mobile device, the option to play offline, or the free-to-play price tag, you're going to have to pay to play this game. It comes to us from the fine folks at Zynga, where in-app purchases are a way of life.



You can put the pitchfork back down now, kid. This farm will never turn a profit. That sinking feeling you have? We call that debt. Get out while you can.

Source: Zynga