The makers of the sensational Angry Birds title have released a sequel to their acclaimed game called Angry Birds Rio. In a collaboration between Rovio and 20th Century Fox, Angry Birds Rio has been released in the App Store prior to the movie release of “Rio.”

Angry Birds Seasons has already been available in the App Store, and Angry Birds Rio is essentially the same gameplay with a plot based on the upcoming movie. 60 new playable levels are offered in the Rio edition of Angry Birds, and Rovio promises more to come in future updates.

Official description:

“What happens when everybody’s favourite fierce fowl get caged and shipped to Rio? They get very angry!

In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the film.

The most exciting of avian adventures continues! Help the Angry Birds to free their friends and defeat the evil smugglers! Stay tuned for further fun episodes!”

Features:

– Two fantastic episodes with 60 exciting levels!
– Completely new achievements!
– Special Hidden fruits – discover them all!
– Put your Angry Birds skills to the ultimate test in a spectacular boss fight!

Expect plenty more where this came from: Episodic updates throughout 2011!

Angry Birds Rio is an excellent addition to your iPhone gaming collection. There’s nothing incredibly new about this edition of Angry Birds, but there are plenty of new levels for you to spend hours of your life playing.

Angry Birds Rio is available in the App Store for $0.99. There is also a lite version available with limited gameplay.

Trailer for the game:

Rio movie trailer:

What do you think of Angry Birds Rio? What about the movie? It’s pretty cool that an iPhone game has been successful enough to get a movie deal.