By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2016
Rovio and Sony Pictures’ heavily promoted 3D animated comedy, “The Angry Birds Movie”, is hitting theaters tomorrow, Friday, May 20.
Working closely with Sony, Rovio created an innovative integration that lets movie-goers unlock a special game level, Piggy Island, along with an exclusive clip simply by turning on the Angry Birds Action mobile game during the closing credits. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 23, 2015
Angry Birds is coming to the silver screen next summer and now Sony Pictures and Rovio have published the first full-length teaser trailer for The Angry Birds Movie, the official 3D animated movie based on the famous bird-flinging franchise.
Starring Jason Sudeikis as Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb and Bill Hader as the villainous pig Leonard, the movie promises to reveal why the famous birds are so angry in the first place. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 30, 2015
As promised, Finnish mobile games maker Rovio today released Angry Birds 2, the official sequel to its original bird-flinging franchise. Available on a free-to-play basis, Angry Birds 2 for iPhone and iPad isn’t a radical departure from the proven formula which made the original games such a rage.
In Angry Birds 2, your favorite feathered heroes embark on a brand new adventure as they storm Piggy Island to rescue their poor stolen eggs, all over again.
The sequel introduces some fun new elements to the gameplay experience such as all-new bird characters to choose from, spells, multi-stage levels, scheming boss piggies and much more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 16, 2015
There’s still life left in the Angry Birds franchise as developer Rovio today announced that the official sequel to the original bird-flinging game that started it all will be releasing across mobile platforms in a fortnight, on Thursday, July 30.
A promotional artwork teases a “bigger, badder, birdier” Angry Birds than the original. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2015
Do you still care about Angry Birds? I myself think the series has run its course but am nonetheless eager to fling a few birds every now and then as I continue to find these physics-based games pretty darn addictive and charming. Developer Rovio has now put a number of Angry Birds titles on sale in the App Store and some of them have gone free for the first time in a long time.
Grab them all now and your kids will thank you later! Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015
For those wondering, Rovio Mobile isn’t done with its Angry Birds franchise yet. Quite the contrary, the Espoo, Finland headquartered developer, publisher and distributor of video games is now known as Rovio Entertainment Ltd. to reflect its broadened scope on entertainment in general.
Thursday, Rovio added another Angry Birds game to its roster. Called Angry Birds Fight! and releasing worldwide today following a recent soft-launch in Japan, it’s basically a match-3 frenzy that challenges you to join some pretty crazy real-time battles of strategic, bird swapping agility with other players. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2015
Apple has just named “Angry Birds Seasons” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the popular game, which normally retails for $0.99, for free.
The Angry Birds franchise needs no introduction—Rovio’s slingshotting fowls have been downloaded over 2 billion times—and this seasonal version has proven to be a fan favorite. The current episode is NBA All-Star. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 15, 2014
Following its soft-launch in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Finland on September 25, Rovio’s Angry Birds Transformers is now available globally as a free-to-play download for the iPhone and iPad, the Finnish mobile games maker announced Wednesday morning.
Featuring cars, trucks, tanks and planes and a plethora of heroes and villains with unique attacks and abilities, the movie tie-in challenges your Autobirds (I chuckled) to save Piggy Island from the crazed robots on a mission to nuke it out of orbit. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014
Finnish games maker Rovio Mobile, best-known for its Angry Birds franchise, today released a “Master Your Destiny” update adding an additional thirty new levels to Angry Birds Star Wars 2. And for the third time since it launched late last year, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 has switched from paid to free.
What are you waiting for? Grab Angry Birds Star Wars 2 free of charge in the App Store now…. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2014
I can’t stand any more of Angry Birds. There, I’ve said it. Still, a lot of fans feel the series hasn’t run its course yet so this one should be fun: Finland-based Angry Birds maker Rovio Mobile has now partnered with Hasbro on a new tie-in game. They’re calling it Angry Birds Transformers and it’s coming real soon to an iOS device near you.
Jump past the fold for full details… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 12, 2014
Flappy Bird might have taken the App Store by storm a few months ago, but I can think of a few smash-hit game franchises that launched much before that. The first one that pops into my mind is Infinity Blade, which I think opened many people’s eyes to just how powerful gaming can be on the iPad. Then there is Angry Birds, which has been a remarkably successful series for Finnish game maker Rovio.
The latest spinoff in the Angry Birds franchise was released earlier today in Angry Birds Epic, which you can read about ahead. App Recap is a daily column that promotes the best new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Angry Birds Epic wasn’t the only impressive new game to hit the App Store this morning, so read ahead for a look at 12 other apps that made the list… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2014
In February, Rovio teased a new game for its Angry Birds franchise called Angry Birds Epic. A month later it soft-launched the title in a handful countries, and players quickly discovered that this isn’t your typical bird-slinger.
Believe it or not, it’s actually an adventure role-playing game with turn-based combat and an extensive crafting system. It features epic battles, epic worlds, and it’s now available around the globe on both the iPhone and iPad… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014
As promised, Rovio’s RPG-style Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Epic, is soft-launching today in Canada, Australia and New Zealand and its creator Rovio has shared a few screenshots and the official list of features, as well as posted a nice video showing off the actual gameplay.
Set in a fantasy version of Piggy Island, free-to-play Angry Birds Epic is billed as an adventure role-playing game with turn-based combat, set in the Angry Birds universe.
It offers “a gripping campaign with a challenging end game, a rich system of crafting weapons, armor and potions with resources you can collect (or purchase) and much more. The game will release in the United States and other markets later this Spring, Rovio said… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2014
Over the weekend, Rovio posted a teaser trailer for an unknown, upcoming Angry Birds title. The clip was short, and offered up few details about the game outside of showing a bird wearing knight’s armor and announcing countries that would participate in the soft launch.
Well today, the studio revealed that the game is going to be called Angry Birds Epic and it’s not going to be the typical bird-flinger. In fact, far from it. The new title will actually fall into the ‘adventure role-playing’ genre, with a turn-based combat system and extensive crafting…
By Cody Lee on Mar 11, 2014
It hasn’t even been a month yet since Rovio unveiled its new game ‘Angry Birds Stella,’ and the studio has already begun to tease a new title for its hit franchise. A 30-second clip showing a bird wearing a suit of armor popped up on Rovio’s YouTube channel over the weekend.
The trailer instructs users to prepare for the most ‘epic soft launch ever,’ suggesting that the new game will be launching in the near future. It also tells us that the game will be arriving in Australia and Canada first, with other countries to follow shortly after. View the clip below… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2014
After teasing its brand new Angry Birds “adventure” game on Twitter, Finnish games maker Rovio today formally announced that a new game named Angry Birds Stella is arriving this Fall. The game has been named after its protagonist, the pink, female Stella thing described as a “fierce and a feisty character with a great group of friends”.
Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe “you’ve never seen before,” the blurb promises. If a media release is an indication, Angry Birds Stella will indeed combine the familiar bird-slinging action with some new adventure elements. I’ve included some additional information below the fold… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 13, 2014
Rovio has started teasing a new Angry Birds game, tweeting the above image out from its official Twitter account yesterday. Along with the photo, the game-maker says that a “big adventure with new birds” is coming soon and added the hashtag #NewAngryBirds.
The consensus here is that Rovio is finally going to introduce new characters to its franchise, after using the same birds and pigs in many of its popular Angry Birds titles. The ‘big adventure’ comment also suggests that this isn’t going to be its typical bird-slinger… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 28, 2014
A report yesterday by The New York Times and other news organizations has provided yet another unsettling glimpse into the NSA’s wide-ranging surveillance practices.
The speculation, based on information from documents provided by the NSA leaker Edward Snowden, suggests that the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ have been collecting private user data from mobile apps, in real time, as it travels across the Internet.
Profile data being collected from popular games such as Rovio’s Angry Birds typically includes age, location and gender, the allegations go. And with games that show ads, the agencies are also able to intercept users’ surprisingly detailed advertising profiles, mining it for new information… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2013
Apple has named Rovio’s popular Angry Birds Star Wars II game its App of the Week for this week. This means that between now and next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad, for free.
For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s Rovio’s second entry in the Star Wars-themed series. And like the first one, it combines the addictive gameplay of Angry Birds with characters and settings from the successful sci-fi franchise…
By Cody Lee on Dec 11, 2013
Last month, Apple began testing the app trailer waters by hosting a video clip on the App Store for the new game Clumsy Ninja. The embedded clip had no voiceover or custom App Store branding, and it’s the only one we’ve seen like this in the Store to date.
Now, it looks like Apple is running another experiment involving app and media discovery. We noticed this afternoon that it has given the new game Angry Birds Go! a custom landing page in the App Store with links to its related soundtrack and other apps… Read More