Tag Archives: Angry Birds
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 15:00 BST
Angry Birds: Star Wars has been rated by the ESRB for PS4 and Xbox One in North America, via Joystiq. The listing follows the game being mentioned for the consoles on the Gamefly website back in August. Barazil’s ratings board, Classificacao Indicativa, listed the title for both systems back in the summer as well. Until it’s announced, you can always pick the game up on 3DS, PC, PS3, Vita, Wii U and Xbox 360 next week on October 29. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 is available on PC and mobile.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 21:10 BST
Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said during his talk at the Gaming Insiders Summit that game brands need to be consistent like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and FIFA but brands also need to innovate and it can be done without the need for adding Star Wars skins or stuffed toys like Rovio did with Angry Birds – in his opinion.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 15:57 BST
In other Angry Birds news, Rovio Entertainment, has announced that the Angry Birds Trilogy will be released on PS Vita through the PlayStation Store tomorrow in Europe for €39.99/£34.99. The trilogy includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio with over 700 levels and new features, like making your own Angry Birds tunes. Check out the PS Blog for more information.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 22:49 BST
Angry Birds Star Wars has a new multiplayer trailer and screens available for you to gawk at below. We’ve only posted the Wii U boxart because they all look the same, barring the logos of course. The game will be made available October 29th for 3DS PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 | 16:17 BST
Angry Birds fans rejoice: its developer has released Rovio Account globally on Android and iOS devices. Creating a Rovio Account allows you to sync progress between devices, that way if you are playing on your Android phone, you can continue playing on your iPad without losing any stars, levels, or extra powers you may have purchased. At present, the cloud-based system is only available through the original Angry Birds and The Croods, but other titles from the firm are planned for inclusion soon. More through the link.
Tue, Jul 09, 2013 | 11:04 BST
To celebrate the fifth birthday of its App Store, Apple has disclosed a list of its best-selling iOS game and app releases to date. There are no prizes for guessing which game currently rules the roost. Apple is also giving away a selection free games from today.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 10:36 BST
Writer of America’s adaptation of The Office Jon Vitti has signed on to pen the Angry Birds movie adaptation, currently slated for a July 1, 2016 theatrical release. Producer Catherine Winder has also joined the team.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 01:28 BST
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 16:11 BST
Rovio has announced Rovio Account, which allows users store your game progress and continue playing games on another device. This will allow you to continue playing on your tablet once you get home from the office and have put your mobile away. It also works for homes with multiple users on one device. So far, the new feature is available in The Croods game globally, and in the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. Rovio Account will gradually be introduced into more areas in the future along with new features.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 18:01 BST
As the App Store heads towards the magical 50 billion download figure, Apple has released a list of the top 50 apps of all time – both paid and free.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 14:24 BST
Rovio has released its financial report for 2012, which showed a revenue increase of 101% to €152.2 million ($195.1 million), compared to €75.6 million ($96.8 million) year-over-year. Net profit came in at €55.5 million ($71.1 million) compared to €35.4 million ($45.4 million) year-over-year. The firm’s Angry Birds franchise, as of December 2012, had hit 1 billion downloads and MAU across all platforms were 263 million. The total number of Rovio game downloads had hit over 1.7 billion, and studio now employs 518 people, up from 224 reported in 2011. Thanks, Gamespot.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 20:58 GMT
The Angry Birds cartoon series will debut next month, Rovio has announced. Starting on March 16, each week, a new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and the piggies will debut online through the official website. Bookmark it now if you’re interested. A teaser video is below.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 13:52 GMT
Activision and Rovio have announced that the Angry Birds Trilogy has sold over one million units worldwide. The firms jointly released the Anger Management DLC recently, which features 130 extra puzzles from content such as Wreck the Halls and Birdday Party. The trilogy was released in September 2012 for 3DS, PS3 with Move support, and Xbox 360 with Kinect integration. It will release for Wii and Wii U sometime this year.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 22:58 GMT
A series of animated cartoons based on Angry Birds will become available in northern spring. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Rovio’s Mikael Hed couldn’t give details of where and how the shorts will be accessible, noting that distribution will be somewhat unusual. Angry Birds is a full-fledged phenomenon and has spawned a huge range of licensed tie-ins ranging from plushies to soft drinks. The animated shorts have been in the works for quite some time now.
Thanks, Pocket Gamer.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 01:53 GMT
Rovio has announced that games in the Angry Birds franchise were downloaded 8 million times on Christmas Day, and 30 million times during the week of December 22-29.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 22:14 GMT
Three of the core members of Rovio during its rise to success with Angry Birds have secured funding for their newly-launched studio, Boomlagoon. VentureBeat reports Antti Stén built Rovio’s cloud infrastructure; Ilkka Halila was Rovio’s lead programmer; and Tuomas Erikoinen designed Angry Birds’ graphics, so the new team represents a significant slice of talent. There’s no word yet on what Boomlagoon will produce beyond “world-class games” and “a massive business franchise with a compelling pipeline of upcoming titles”.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 | 17:57 BST
Bad Piggies is now available in stores for PC, Focus Multimedia has announced. Bad Piggies has players creating “ultimate machines” to get the Pigs safely to the eggs they love to chomp on so much. Bad Piggies PC will run you £9.99. A video is below.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 16:49 BST
Angry Birds Star Wars PC will be in UK stores during November, Focus Multimedia has announced.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 15:48 BST
Angry Birds and Star Wars are not two things which seem related, but Rovio is teasing something, something, something Dark Side with this teaser shot posted by Joystiq. Also, an Angry Birds Tumblr page has popped up showing an animated version of said screenshots. Could it be a Star Wars themed level for Angry Birds Space? On the Tumblr page, it says to head to Times Square, New York on October 8 at 10am EST – or head to Toys R Us at 8am EST. Maybe it’s a toy, then. At this point, only Rovio knows for sure.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 | 11:46 BST
Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies is getting a boxed retail edition, published by Focus Entertainment. The publisher has just revealed pricing and release details, as well as bonus goodies bundled with the game.