Say what you will about plants and the animated dead, neither are typically known for their alacrity.
Maybe this explains why PopCap's Plants vs Zombies 2 shuffled past its teased release window of "the first half of 2013".
When that time was upon us, the release window changed to "this summer" - but now we have confirmation from PvZ Community Marketing Manager Stephanie Bayer who announced that Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time will arrive in July.
We don't have a specific date in July, mind, but having a firm month is always a good sign.
Incidentally, It's About Time is a tantalizing tagline for the new tower defence title and may be a clue as to what players can expect from its gameplay.
It may not be much to go on, admittedly, but so far all we've heard is that PvZ 2 will feature a "bevy of new features, settings, and situations".
You'll know more when we do.