Angry Birds is hitting PSP and PS3 this week, and now Intel is getting into the action as well. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds for notebooks and netbooks is landing in the Intel AppUp center, the chip company’s download store, today, regularly priced at $9.99 or £5.99, but currently discounted to just $4.99.
The AppUp center is preinstalled on certain notebooks and netbooks using Intel chips, but it’s also available as a free download for Windows XP and Windows 7 machines. Since most netbooks and notebooks don’t have a touchscreen, unlike the smartphones Angry Birds is more commonly found on, it uses the trackpad instead to catapult birds at precarious towers of green pigs.
Rovio Mobile announces Angry Birds for Intel AppUpSM center
The Intel AppUp center version marks the first time Angry Birds is released and available for netbooks and consumer laptops
Jan. 4, 2011 – Espoo, Finland – Today, Rovio is happy to announce Angry Birds in the Intel AppUpSM center. In 2010, Angry Birds became a worldwide mobile phenomenon, with 50 million downloads in just one year. Now the game is available for netbooks and consumer laptops everywhere through the Intel AppUp center.
Angry Birds puts you in charge of a quirky flock of birds who go on an intense assault on the hungry pigs who have stolen their eggs. In the game, you use a slingshot to send the Angry Birds smashing into the pigs and their puzzling constructions. The netbook version includes 195 levels packed with hours and hours of gameplay, with free updates lined up for the future, just like with the mobile version.
“We’re excited to offer Angry Birds through the Intel AppUp center,” says Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “Netbooks and consumer laptops are an untapped market for Angry Birds and a huge platform for casual gamers. Rovio looks forward to taking advantage of the innovative consolidated marketplace for PC apps Intel has provided.”
“We love Angry Birds. It’s one of our favorite games, so Intel is thrilled Rovio is bringing Angry Birds for the first time ever to netbooks and consumers laptops via AppUp.com,” said Peter N. Biddle, general manager of the Intel AppUp center at Intel. “Intel is beyond excited to work with Rovio and deliver a version of Angry Birds that takes advantage of larger screens and faster processors. It’s gonna rock.”
Angry Birds costs $9.99/£5.99/€7.99 to download in the Intel AppUp center at www.appup.com. Customers can expect free updates and enhancements to the game, free of charge. Initially, there will be a special promotion period where Angry Birds will be offered at $4.99 for a limited time.
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