Rovio announces availability of Angry Birds via Intel AppUp center

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:14 GMT

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Rovio has announced Angry Birds is now available through Intel’s AppUp center for netbooks and laptops.

The netbook version includes 195 levels with free updates lined up for the future.

“We’re excited to offer Angry Birds through the Intel AppUp center,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “Netbooks and consumer laptops are an untapped market for Angry Birds and a huge platform for casual gamers. Rovio looks forward to taking advantage of the innovative consolidated marketplace for PC apps Intel has provided.”

Angry Birds will cost you $9.99/£5.99/€7.99 through the service, but right now you can get it for $4.99 for a limited time.

The game, which has been downloaded for mobile phones over 50 million times, is expected to hit PSN tonight in the US.

Europeans will be able to get their hands on it tomorrow.

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