PopCap Games announced that a new new PopCap Hits compilation for PlayStation 2 will be launched soon.

PopCap Hits Vol. 2 features Heavy Weapon and Zuma, and will sell for $19.95 in June. It’s the first time the two games have been available for PlayStation consoles.

“We’re pleased to be bringing our second PlayStation 2 ‘greatest hits’ compilation to stores so quickly after the first volume, and expect the upcoming product to be even more popular with consumers,” said Greg Canessa, VP of Video Game Platforms at PopCap. “Heavy Weapon and Zuma are two of our most successful games on the Xbox LIVE Arcade Service, and should prove equally well received by the PlayStation 2 audience.”

According to PopCap, Zuma is a fast-paced action puzzler requiring quick reflexes and pattern-solving strategy as players rotate a stone frog at the center of the screen to shoot colored balls into place. Make sets of three or more balls to succeed — and don’t let the chain of balls reach the golden skull!

Zuma is also available for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, online and select mobile devices. Zuma is also the highest-rated game for iPod, based on iTunes’ customer reviews.

Heavy Weapon is a light-hearted side-scrolling action game in which players strive to defeat hordes of enemy armies in the form of tanks, jeeps, fighter jets, helicopters and other land and air vehicles.

Power-ups and secret weapons that provide additional speed, shields, firepower and more help the player overcome increasingly nasty enemy forces and bosses while progressing through levels representing the oppressed (fictitious) countries over which the war is being waged. Multiplayer modes available for the PlayStation 2 version of the game enable players to join a friend for furious shoot-’em-up fighting in multiplayer Arms Race and War Party modes. In addition, PopCap Hits Volume 2 provides exclusive behind-the-scenes access in “The Making of a Classic.” Explore early game concepts, high-res game art, and video clips featuring development history and tips from the games’ creators.

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