Most of us have probably played at least one of the games from the popular Angry Birds franchise developed by Rovio, who has just announced that its Bad Piggies game has reached over 100 million downloads. That’s a pretty big number that includes download figures from Google’s Play Store, Amazon’s Appstore and Apple’s App Store. To celebrate, Rovio has updated the game to version 1.6, the details of which are below.
Rovio is once again celebrating the Chinese New Year with a variety of new additions to several of their game titles. Just in China, Angry Birds has seen close to a half billion downloads, so it should be no surprise that Rovio wants to join in celebrating the Year of the Goat. According to Rovio’s SVP and COO of Games, David Byrne,
“Rovio has been a great fan of Chinese New Year since 2012 when we developed a Year of the Dragon update for Angry Birds Seasons. We enjoy seeing fans around the world partake of a unique celebration that has its origins in China.”
The Angry Birds franchise will never fade away. Why? Because just when there seem to be no ideas left, Rovio shows that there is more. The latest game is done with the Transformers franchise. Angry Birds Transformers unleashes Autobirds onto your device to protect Piggy Island from the EggBots. Fortunately, the Deceptihogs join forces with players to fight the EggBots. The game is full of animated chaos. And for the first time ever, the arms and legs are featured because it is necessary when transforming.
So Angry Birds meets Transformers. Are you excited? It is certainly an entertaining combination.
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Rovio is primarily known for their Angry Birds line of games. Their newest title, RETRY, invites players to take flight in a different manner, this time in an “8-bit jalopy of an airplane.” Rovio really plays up the retro aspects of the title, pointing out the 8-bit graphics look, the collection of coins as you work through levels, and a synthesized soundtrack.
Rovio’s next installment of the Angry Birds craze, Angry Birds Stella, has been announced for a September 4 launch on all major mobile platforms.
The company has released a new trailer to create some buzz before the game is released. Check it out after the break. Rovio is also rumored to be working on Angry Birds Transformers, which will come out some point later this year or possibly next year.
A little over a month ago, Rovio announced they were working with Hasbro for Angry Birds Transformers. It will not only include the game, but also consumer licensed goods and a new product line from Hasbro called TELEPODS. In celebration for Comic-Con, Rovio is giving us a sneak peak thanks to a teaser trailer.
They do not show any gameplay, but from the looks of it, it is some sort of an endless runner with a lot of missiles. It’s also likely the birds will team up with the piggies to fend off the Transformers. Hit the break for the official video.
Just a few days ago, Rovio released its new role-playing and turn-based game called the Angry Birds Epic and is about to release the Angry Bird Stella later this year. However, this hasn’t stopped the Finnish game maker from working on another title.
Rovio announced today that it is working with Hasbro to release the Angry Birds Transformers that will come with the Angry Birds characters combined with those from the Transformers movie.
In addition, both the companies are working together to release new products such as the telepod along with the mobile game. Not much is known about the upcoming game but Rovio’s site states that the game will come soon, which could mean that it will be around the same time Angry Birds Stella hits. Hit the break for the full press release.
Rovio knows that we all just cannot get enough Angry Birds in our lives. So the developer has announced the spin-off Angry Birds Stella will arrive in September. The image above was shared and shows the titular character beside her friends and foes.
Shortly after the game is available this fall, Rovio has a short television series ready to be released. It will tie-in with the game and be comprised of thirteen episodes that are six minutes each. That segment of Angry Birds Stella should be ready in November along with plenty of other Angry Birds Stella franchise-related items.
Hit the break to see a gameplay screenshot from Angry Birds Stella.
Everyone wants to piggyback off the success of Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird even though it is gone (for now). While many of the copycats swarmed the Play Store, none of them were from reputable developers. But today, Rovio has unveiled a brand new mobile game called Retry that resembles the beloved Flappy Bird.
Retry puts the user in a plane as its pilot, navigating through a bunch of obstacles. As you can tell from its title, you are going to have to retry a lot. Hitting an object will set you back to the start.
Hit the break for the trailer.
With Rovio releasing their Angry Birds Epic game (turn-based RPG style) in the near future, the team released its first teaser video that features the game play. I’m sure many of you are curious as to what the game is going to look like, so check out the video below and let us know what you think! Does it make you any more excited for the release?