Angry Birds continues to make its way across the mobile landscape, with Nokia announcing that the hugely popular game will now be available on S40 devices. Demo'd this morning as part of Nokia World 2011's debut of the Asha 200, 201, 300 and 303, the game will also be offered to existing S40 users through Nokia's Ovi Store for app downloads.
It's time, ladies and gentlemen, the first full year of Angry Birds having a whole separate game dedicated to seasons is done, and your question has been answered: yes, Rovio will make a new Halloween expansion each year, not just the first! For those of you out there not having followed Angry Birds since the beginning, there was originally an Angry Birds standalone game and an Angry Birds Halloween standalone game. Once the Halloween game became nearly as popular as the original, Rovio got wise and continued the holiday theme, eventually combining them all into one single collection called Angry Birds Seasons - that tradition continues here with the expansion that started the whole thing: Halloween.
Rovio revealed today some fascinating facts about the game phenomenon that is Angry Birds and where it may be headed next. The strangely addictive game involving shooting birds out of slingshots to kill mischievous green pigs started off on smartphones, but its wild popularity has seen it expand across multiple platforms, including the web, TV, and even in cinemas.
In celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - otherwise known as the Moon Festival, Rovio has decided to release some signature shaped Angry Birds Mooncakes alongside a series of new products. Also, incase you were unaware, Angry Birds Seasons' next update will be "Moon Festival," again in celebration of the same holiday taking place in China this Fall. The mooncakes are available in Chinese confectionary stores now in custom male/female bags which are reusable then by the average super-chic kiddo who might want to bring their home-made lunch to school in bright red. These cakes also reveal a lady version of the classic red bird, this perhaps pointing toward a new type of bird to be slingshot in the future Seasons expansions.
According to Bloomberg, Rovio, the Finnish company behind the game phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is seeking funding that would value the company at around $1.2 billion. Who knew a game of flinging enraged birds at green pigs could be worth so much? Well, the game is the most successful mobile app yet, and it still has many big plans ahead.
Roku has revealed its new range of Roku 2 media streamers, slimming down the Netflix-friendly STBs and adding in casual gaming support. Bundling Angry Birds with select models, and promising a greater range of roughly $5 titles between now and the end of the year, the Roku 2 boxes also support up to 1080p Full HD video and are priced from $59.
We have seen some things based on Angry birds that you can eat before, but generally, they were of the cute variety. A woman and her husband created a very cool, but thoroughly disgusting cake that looks like an old grizzled real life version of the green king pig and his little lackey. The cake is so realistic it looks pretty gross.
Well what do you know, there's another Rovio connection to a brand promotion. Who would have thought? This time it's for the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka the world's most powerful superphone, and it's to be found inside the already-released all-summer-long expansion for Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignic. For those of you that have not been playing, this expansion is one that works similar to how the Christmas expansion did, a new level opening for play each day of the summer. That means LOTS of play on this game as people are already OBSESSED with playing - one per day and a secret Galaxy S II!
There's always new developments when it comes to the ridiculously popular Angry Birds game. Rovio, the developer, has just unleashed the game for the Windows Phone platform today and recently debuted the location-based Angry Birds Magic on the Nook Color. The popularity of the game certainly isn't restricted to the West, as now there's news that the company is set on opening over 200 Angry Birds merchandise stores throughout China.
Rovio has been busy developing a new location-based feature for its immensely popular Angry Birds game. The new game format called Angry Birds Magic will have real-world tie-ins that let users unlock extra game content depending on where they're physically located. Today, we find out that the lucky users of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-readers will be the very first to try out Angry Birds Magic.