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New Angry Birds game: pigs set to take their revenge

One of the most successful apps of all time, Angry Birds is set to add another twist to its format by offering users the chance to take on the role of the game’s porky baddies.

Rovio, the creators of the successful franchise sparked by the game, has revealed that it is set to turn the game on its head and offer a fresh challenge to Angry Birds fans.

Instead of the Angry Birds getting to execute revenge on the pigs who brazenly stole their eggs, using a range of special powers to destroy the pigs’ fortresses, the pigs will have the opportunity protect what they feel is rightfully theirs.

Fresh take on modern classic

According to reports, the game will see players trying to protect their swag from the oncoming birds. The new game might be a different take on the concept, but fans have been reassured that a catapult and the iconic wooden structures will still feature.

Rovio animation head Nick Dorra said: “Angry Birds will, in the future, be less and less about the slingshot’ with a focus on ‘Deeper thoughts, deeper feelings of the characters, such as why are they always angry?”

Angry Birds has more than 200 million monthly users and its success has been bolstered by new versions, such as a Facebook version of the game, with profits paid for with extras.

Angry Birds’ success

In the 35 days since its launch in March, Angry Birds Space was downloaded more than 50 million times. This beat the existing download record set by, you guessed it, Angry Birds Rio.

The game’s maker Rovio is expected to capitalise on the Angry Birds brand, with all manner products and services.

The birds look like no longer being confined to our smartphones, as plans for a TV show and a film are currently in the pipeline, as well as theme parks and playgrounds.

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