Racers take your marks, get set and Angry Birds Go! is coming to app stores on December 11th, which is the 4th birthday of the original Angry Birds title and the 85th birthday of @BirdLeader! (I’m joking about his age of course, but being the youngest member of staff, I have that luxury. Love ya, BL!)
Rovio has announced that the app will be released for iOS, Android, Windows 8 Phone, and Blackberry 10. Please note that this is later than the release date of October 31st included on TELEPOD packaging.
Included in Rovio’s blog is the price: FREE! We expect — as is the current trend in nearly all apps nowadays — that in-app purchases will be available to upgrade your karts more quickly. However, you should be able to unlock most or all features via normal gameplay.
What’s unique about Angry Birds Go! compared to other kart-racing apps is that each character has a unique ability. Sure, in classics like Mario Kart, features such as speed, turning radius, and strength varied by character. But Angry Birds Go! goes beyond this, adding an actual unique, activatable ability to each character. For the birds, these mimic their “classic gameplay” abilities: Chuck rockets ahead, Stella protects herself in a bubble, etc. It will be interesting to see whether the Pork Side has any significant advantage or disadvantage over the birds.
Of course, you can expect AngryBirdsNest to keep you up-to-date on all news related to Angry Birds Go! as the countdown moves forward. If you can’t wait, look for the special “countdown app” coming to app stores at the end of the month, which will allow you to import your TELEPODs for a first look!
Also, keep an eye out for more updates in the nearer future!