Rovio released a game back in 2009 called Angry Birds at Apple’s Appstore which was then downloaded over 12 million times. Sensing that the game was a hit the company then ported it over to other platforms such as Android, Windows Phone, and even Symbian. The game is physics based and quite addictive since players will have to use a slingshot to launch a bird with the purpose of hitting the pigs. The company then created several spin-offs and sequels of the title all with the same gameplay.
Last December Rovio released a teaser ad showing what its plans are for 2014. In this ad there appears to be character from Angry Birds dressed as a wizard, a knight, and an archer. It didn’t make sense back then but today we have learned that the company will soon be launching a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Epic. This won’t be like the usual games in the series where you get to use a slingshot to launch the birds as this is going to be a turn-based RPG.
Angry Birds Epic is reportedly going to be an adventure role-playing game with a turn-based combat system. It will first become available later this week for iOS users in Australia and Canada. A global launch will soon follow for Android, iOS and Windows Phone users.
Details are still sketchy as of this moment however it appears that there is going to be an extensive crafting system and the game will follow some form of storyline. Your characters are going to need armor and weapons which you will be able to get from the game. As expected there will also be an in-app purchase system for those who want to spend real world money to upgrade armor and weapons.
If you are a fan of this franchise then this game is worth checking out.
Here are 5 fun facts surrounding Angry Birds
- Angry Birds is the 4th most addictive game of all time
- Only $106,000 was spent to develop the game
- It was decided that pigs were to become the enemy when a swine flu outbreak occurred during the game development
- Sales of the game on the iPad alone is over 7 million
- Two of the most popular Angry Birds characters are the Black bird for its power and the Yellow bird for its speed.