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Rovio announces 'Angry Birds Transformers,' seriously


Can there possibly be enough versions of Angry Birds? Definitely not, answers Rovio, the company behind the game. On Monday, they announced Angry Birds Transformers.

“We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds,” said Rovio Chief Marketing Officer Blanca Juti.”This mash-up is going to appeal to those who grew up with the brand in the 80s, as well as fans of the brand today.” This is the thirteenth game in the franchise, which also includes books, toys, drinks, and a movie in production. The Angry Birds Transformers line will also include “consumer licensed goods and a product line from Hasbro,” according to the press release. So if you’re a big fan of Angry Birds and Transformers, there will be plenty to buy.

Angry Birds Transformers, which, again, is a real thing, is the third cross-franchise Angry Birds game. In 2012, Rovio released Angry Birds Star Wars. A year later, they followed it up, per Star Wars tradition, with a sequel. This Transformers variant ties in nicely with the upcoming movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, due in a couple of weeks. In September, Rovio will introduce something called “TELEPODS technology,” which lets players “teleport their favorite Angry Birds Transformers characters into the game and gain unique powers.” Okay.

'Angry Birds Toons' set for global small-screen domination -- VIDEO

Have you ever stopped in the middle of playing Angry Birds and thought, “I wish these angry birds would do something vaguely narrative and three-dimensional”?

If so, you’ll be happy to hear that developer Rovio is finally ready with Angry Birds Toons, to be available on the app and Xfinity on-demand on March 17, as well as international broadcast markets including Australia, Korea, France, Israel, and Germany on March 16. This is a bigger deal than it may seem: There are 52 episodes planned — a prelude to an Angry Birds movie —  and Activision, Paramount, and Sony are partners in the launch.

On first brush, your reaction may be curiosity — or confusion: What will the cartoon be about? Will I still be able to play it? Is this another example of all that new transmedia content I’m always not-reading about?

At Cannes last year, Rovio’s head of animation, Nick Dorra, said the show would be about “telling more engaging stories,” according to Deadline. Judging by the just-released preview clip, the birds in question will, in fact, be angry. They will also fall off of cliffs and be named Terrence. Watch a preview below:


'Angry Birds: Star Wars' is coming, so get excited/angry -- VIDEO

In what surely amounts to the most important piece of Star Wars-related news you’ll read this news cycle, Rovio will release a Jedi-powered iteration of its ferocious fowl franchise, Angry Birds Star Wars, this Thursday — thereby completing the plan George Lucas wrote down on a cocktail napkin in 1975, which clearly read: “Three trilogies and a game about Finnish birds with upset eyebrows.”

The final trailer for ABSW promises a raft of new skills for the lovable birds, including the ability to shoot lasers, the ability to make fun sound effects, and the ability to reduce everything you once loved about the Star Wars trilogy into a few in-jokes. Watch the trailer, and May the Birds Be With You, which is something people say, apparently. READ FULL STORY

Please tell me the 'Angry Birds Stars Wars' game will include Slave Leia...

Image credit: Rovio

Just when you thought you had conquered your Angry Birds addiction, the game is getting a Star Wars makeover.

Launching worldwide on Nov. 8, the new Angry Birds mobile game will adopt the stories and settings (including the deserts of Tatooine and the depths of the Death Star) of the legendary film.

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done,” Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment, which has partnered with LucasFilm for the project, said in a statement. “It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Hasbro will launch an Angry Bird Star Wars line of merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes to collectible plush toys on Oct. 28.

We don’t know yet what scenes from the saga will be incorporated into the game, but we certainly hope the five moments below are included in some capacity.

1. The defining moment of the series: Darth Vader telling Luke Skywalker “Luke, I am your father” in Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.

2. The gold bikini: Princess Leia being held captive in Jabba’s court, sporting the most iconic two-piece in movie-nerd history in Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.

3. The killer opening:  The opening crawl of “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” in Episode IV — A New Hope.

4. The ultimate race against the clock: Wedge, Biggs, and Porkins joining Luke to take on the Death Star in Episode IV — A New Hope.

5. Han Solo offing Greedo at the Cantina: Let the Who shot first? debate continue on a whole new platform.

What Star Wars worlds and iconic scenes are you hoping to rediscover in Angry Birds?

Watch the trailer below:

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'Angry Birds' creator announces new spin-off game: 'Bad Piggies'

Every great story has a hero and a villain, and the vast majority of stories are told from the hero’s point of view. And yet, it is only natural to wonder what those same stories would look like from the villain’s perspective. Indeed, many of the most important works in our cultural history adopt the point of view of the antagonist: Think of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, or John Gardner’s Grendel, or Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, or Nintendo’s nihilistic masterpiece Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. To that list we can now add Bad Piggies, the upcoming spinoff to Rovio’s ludicrously successful videogame Angry Birds. READ FULL STORY

‘Angry Birds Space’ blasts off today. What do the reviews say?

Angry Birds Space, the highly anticipated (by me, at least) third sequel to the massively popular, excruciatingly addicting, relationship-ruining Angry Birds franchise, launches into orbit today on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

The fourth iteration of the Birds’ vengeful odyssey against a clan of douchebag pigs sends the feathered heroes through a black hole and into the final frontier: zero-gravity space. Check out the expositional trailer below:  READ FULL STORY

'Angry Birds Space': Bring on the laser birds and intergalactic pigs! -- VIDEO

In truth, the only thing missing from the original Angry Birds game was the presence of alien pigs. Developer Rovio has officially announced Angry Birds Space, a follow-up to the smash app Angry Birds and a follow-up to follow-up Angry Birds Seasons, which will be released on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac on March 22. Video of the upcoming cosmic pig-killing madness has since emerged from SXSW. See Rovio’s official teaser and and find out a few intriguing game details below. READ FULL STORY

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