Rovio releases Angry Birds Go! kart racing game

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 11, 2013

In keeping with its promise to release a new game on December 11, Finnish games developer Rovio Mobile on Wednesday posted Angry Birds Go! on the App Store.

The kart-racing game is reminiscent of Nintendo’s Mario Kart in that you’ll be racing through speedways, canyons, stunt roads and air courses and enjoying a variety of racing modes like Race, Time Boom, Fruit Splat, Champion Chase and Mega Match.

As Angry Birds Go! is set in Rovio’s Angry Birds universe, expect to see the familiar Piggy Island rendered in nice 3D graphics and a selection of familiar (and playable) Angry Birds characters, including the iconic pigs like King Pig and Mustache Pig.

There are over 50 soapbox karts to ride, and you can upgrade them by collecting bird coins. The game is available on a free-to-play basis, with in-app purchases available for coins, gems and various power-ups. I’ve included a launch trailer and some pretty screenies after the break… Read More

 

Angry Birds Go! arriving December 11, here’s new gameplay video

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 15, 2013

Angry Birds maker back in June teased its upcoming Angry Birds-themed kart racing game. Named Angry Birds Go, the game will be set on a 3D Piggy Island and include tons of characters with unique special powers and a fully rendered 3D world.

Then in August, the Finnish developer released more information, revealing the title will be a tie in with energy drinks maker Red Bull.

On Tuesday, Rovio gave us a release date and published a gameplay video which shows off game mechanics while revealing a bunch of bird and pig characters from the Angry Birds series. I’ve included the video and a few additional tidbits right after the break… Read More

 

Angry Birds Star Wars II now available for download

By Cody Lee on Sep 18, 2013

Good news for those looking for a good way to kill some time while iOS 7 downloads, there’s a new Angry Birds game out. Rovio has just released Angry Birds Star Wars II, and it’s now available for download in the App Store.

Like the first installment, the game is based on the “Star Wars” movies, and allows players to join either the Pork Federation or the “Pork Side.” There’s more than 30 playable characters here, including Yoda, Jango Fett and more… Read More

 

Rovio teams up with Red Bull for Angry Birds Go kart racing game

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 28, 2013

It’s easy to downplay the wild success Rovio’s enjoyed with the Angry Birds games like no one is interested when in reality people continue to play and buy everything related to the franchise like there’s no tomorrow. It’s also OK not to admit you’re a fan of the series and still be interested in an Angry Birds-themed kart racing game the Finnish developer’s been working on.

Created in partnership with Austrian energy drink powerhouse Red Bull, Angry Birds Go is much like a few other racing games Red Bull has previously endorsed, though we’re of course expecting something of a twist here… Read More

 

Join the pork side in Angry Birds Star Wars II clips starring Ian McDiarmid

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 23, 2013

Angry Birds maker Rovio today posted two amusing videos pertaining to the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II, the first installment to its Star Wars-themed Angry Birds game that was released last November.

As a matter of fact, the company actually started teasing Angry Birds Star Wars II a little over two months ago and we know it’s due for release on September 19.

Keeping it on the fun side, Rovio invites you to “join the Pork Side” and play as the piggies. That’s right, Angry Birds Star Wars II will feature bird and pig versions. Exploring some of the more than thirty characters from the Star Wars universe to be featured in the game, these clips are voiced by actor Ian McDiarmid who played the legendary Emperor character in the Star Wars movies… Read More

 

Rovio’s ‘Bad Piggies’ game goes free as App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2013

Great news gamers! Rovio’s popular Bad Piggies game has been named App of the Week by Apple, meaning you can download the iPhone and iPad versions of the title for free during the next 7 days.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Bad Piggies is fairly different from Angry Birds and Rovio’s other titles in that it revolves around building contraptions to get your pigs safely through levels… Read More

 

Rovio announces Angry Birds Star Wars II coming September 19

By Cody Lee on Jul 15, 2013

Just a few days after teasing Angry Birds Star Wars II, Rovio has announced today that the highly anticipated sequel will land in the App Store on September 19. As aforementioned, the game will tackle the prequels and feature a wide roster of new characters.

The Finnish developer says that gamers will get to play with 30 never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, as well as choose their side—the ‘Pork side’ or the Empire. And the game will launch alongside new interactive toys from Hasbro called Telepods… Read More

 

Rovio teases new Angry Birds Star Wars game

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 12, 2013

Angry Birds maker Rovio earlier this morning announced that something will be announced next Monday, July 15. In a series of tweets, the company published a teaser image suggesting a successor to the Angry Birds Star Wars game. “We’re talking the biggest character line-up ever, awesome new powers, and maybe even a few surprises,” the Finnish developer wrote in blog postRead More

 

Tiny Thief by Rovio Stars arrives

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2013

True to its promise, Rovio’s third-party publishing arm Rovio Stars released Tiny Thief on the App Store, a medieval adventure game developed by Barcelona-based 5 Ants Studio. In Tiny Thief, you’re tasked with solving thirty stealth-based puzzles. The game includes five distinct chapters, over 85 hidden items and a host of colorful characters, including The Pastry Chef and Ferret (your most loyal companion). Go past the fold for a gameplay video and additional tidbits… Read More

 

Rovio’s ‘Red’s Mighty Feathers’ update combines Angry Birds and Bad Piggies

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 3, 2013

A while ago we stopped posting stories about episodic updates to Rovio’s Angry Birds bird-flinging series because we felt these games have run their course. Today’s update is different and noteworthy because for the first time Rovio has brought Angry Birds and Bad Piggies together in a Red’s Mighty Feathers update to the original Angry Birds game.

The approach has resulted in an all-new gameplay that sees you shooting down wave after wave of pesky pugs advancing in their 73 crazy contraptions, including wacky flying machines… Read More

 

Rovio Stars’ next release Tiny Thief is coming to iOS next Thursday

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2013

Rovio’s new publishing label Rovio Stars recently launched its inaugural title, A Viking Voyage by UK-based studio Nitrome. Their second game will be Tiny Thief, a nice-looking medieval adventure developed by Barcelona-based 5 Ants Studio. Just earlier this morning, Rovio announced that Tiny Thief will be available for iOS and Andoid tablets and handhelds from next Thursday, July 11, here’s what we know so far about the game… Read More

 

Rovio Stars releases Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 20, 2013

Finnish Angry Birds maker Rovio back in May announced its new publishing label dubbed Rovio Stars that focuses on “the best new games from talented and innovative developers” and files as Rovio’s first foray into including third party titles in its game line-up.

Thursday, Rovio Stars released its inaugural iOS game on the App Store, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage from UK-based studio Nitrome. The game combines dynamic ice-slicing mechanics with an offbeat sense of humor. More details right after the jump… Read More

 

Rovio teases new ‘Angry Birds Go’ game

By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2013

Raise your hand if you’ve been thinking to yourself “you know, I think there really needs to be another Angry Birds game.” No one? Ok. Well apparently that’s what the folks at Rovio have been thinking, because one is coming.

The developers of the popular Angry Birds platform just announced on their blog that they have an all new game in the works called ‘Angry Birds Go.’ It didn’t offer up many details for the game, but it did post this teaser image… Read More