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February 21, 2012
Angry Birds Space plans launch with NASA, National Geographic
We love Angry Birds. We also love outer space. So naturally we were stoked when developer Rovio announced Friday they are shooting the 4th installment of their ticked off birds and smirking pigs into the stratosphere. Yes–Angry Birds Space is coming. And if those piercing bird eyes glaring at us from the promo photos are any indication, this time it’s personal.
On its company website, Rovio declared the latest version of its addictive, swine-flu inspired slingshot diversion will “be the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds!” The company promises all the familiar bells and whistles couched in “innovative new gameplay,” replete with unexpected new features.
You’ll have to wait till March 22 to get your intergalactic avian fling on but we’ve rooted out a few preliminary details in the meantime.
According to Ben Silverman over at Yahoo Games, players should expect the new elements in this version to be quite unlike anything in the previous games. You probably figured that out already, what with the whole zero-gravity thing and all. It’s hard to imagine how even the most accurately aimed fowl could successfully defeat heavily fortressed pigs when nothing weighs anything, right? Rovio says its developers have taken this into account.
“You’ll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction,” Silverman wrote on the Yahoo Games blog. “And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics to be dead on.” We’re intrigued.
Perhaps most interestingly, NASA and National Geographic will partner with Rovio for its launch of Angry Birds Space.
“We’ll launch simultaneously in mobile gaming, animation, retail and publishing,” Rovio stated. “Not only is this a first for us as an integrated entertainment company, but the first time this has ever been done for a mobile game!”
We wish we could tell you more about what this particular union of science-behemoths-meet-Angry Birds means to you but thus far Rovio is playing coy, with only the cryptic video teaser below available on its dedicated Angry Birds Space website. Sounds educational though, doesn’t it?