Rovio is teaming with NASA
and National Geographic to launch a full-on sequel to its insanely
popular Angry Birds app, entitled Angry Birds Space!
Billed on the Finnish studio's site as “the
biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds”, the game will
see the world famous birds take their antics to outer space on March
22. Rovio did not specify how the
sequel will expand upon the juggernaut franchise, except to say
it will feature new birds, zero gravity gameplay mechanics, and new twists on familiar Angry Birds elements. It did, however, post a website and the following teaser trailer featuring the title's logo and...well...that's pretty much it.
In a chat with Yahoo! Games, Rovio's
North American GM Andrew Stalbow explained Angry Birds Space! aims to
take the series' spot-on physics to new heights, noting, "We
think fans are really going to love it because we've already gotten
amazing feedback on the physics of our games. They're so accurate and
easy to grasp that some teachers use Angry Birds in their lessons
about projectile motion."
to the sequel's promotional allies, he added: "Science and
education are very important to us, and we're very excited to have
NASA and National Geographic as launch partners on Angry Birds
addition to the game itself, Rovio indicated it will be boosting the
release of Angry Birds Space! with new Angry Birds animated shorts,
toys, and other multimedia tie-ins. However, considering the
original just passed the 700 million mark and launched on Facebook,
it's unlikely a new Angry Birds game requires any support.