For the first gameplay
trailer to Angry Birds: Space, Rovio decided it wanted to do
something a bit special. With the company flush with Angry Birds
clout, it set its sights high: the developer says this is the
first-ever videogame trailer to be shot in space. We certainly can't
think of another one, and our job involves watching quite a few
videogame trailers. Just like Don Pettit's job involves flying into
space and... playing Angry Birds.
Clearly providing no shortage of fun for the NASA astronaut, the clip manages to divide its time
between gameplay footage, and real-life extraterrestrial physics
demonstrations. Puts something of a damper on all those “we shot
this in our studio, say hi to the animator!” clips, huh?
Birds: Space releases on iOS, Android, Mac and PC come the 22nd
of this month, including 60 new spacebound levels, new types of birds,
and more porcine spacefaring than we've seen in quite some time.