Angry Birds is Coming to Facebook on Valentine’s Day 2012

You’ve heard it here on AngryBirdsNest first! Angry Birds will land on Facebook on Valentine’s Day 2012!  Rovio has created a public event on Facebook, so feel free to “join” and follow the updates as they come.  We will obviously be reporting them here as well.

Updates:

  • Angry Birds Facebook is out now! Check out our article here.
  • Be sure to check out our Angry Birds Facebook Power-ups Explained article, which is dedicated to these power-ups. It contains up-to-date information about each power-up, including some fun teaser videos. It will also be updated with more frequency than this post.
  • We’ve added a teaser video released by Rovio below.  This video reveals some actual game play, which will be unlike anything we’ve seen.  From what I can tell it looks like it will be Flash based and contain some completely new options, animations, and full screen capabilities. It also looks like the Mighty Eagle will be available, but doesn’t look to be unlimited use.

Power-ups

That’s right!  We’ll see power-ups like birds on steroids, earthquakes, and more.  The numbers in red below each icon means they’ll be limited use.  You’ll be able to purchase power-ups for $0.99 or earn them via game play (how remains a mystery).  Unlike the Mighty Eagle, power-ups can be used to help pump up your scores, thus improving your ranking on the leaderboard.  It also looks like you can use more than one power-up at a time.

I’m going to go out on a limb and speculate as to what the five power-ups shown in the screenshot are, but feel free to chime in below as well (or better yet, Rovio, let us know what they are):


Super SeedsMore Info & Video

Tap this power-up and your bird will look like he’s spent the last several months pumping iron at the gym.


King SlingMore Info & Video

This power-up will allow you to fling your Angry Bird faster and farther than ever before. Let’s just hope he comes down at some point.


Sling ScopeMore Info & Video

If you need an additional layer of accuracy call upon this power-up. Also useful for those who can’t aim very well.


BirdquakeMore Info & Video

I don’t think those pigs structures were built to code, so if the grounds shakes there’s a good chance something is coming down.


Egg BombMore Info & Video

The birds have finally wised up and created bombs masked as plain ol’ eggs. Oh, and they’re dropped via parachute from about 20,000 feet, making them highly accurate.

Leaderboards

Angry Birds Facebook will include interactive leaderboards where you can compete with your friends.  This makes complete sense, as it wouldn’t be “social” without them.  This will probably be similar to Angry Birds on Google+ and some of the other web-based versions; however, the power-ups will definitely add a new twist (and layer of complexity).  While many will love this, my gut tells me many hardcore Angry Birds players will not.  Fortunately, we still have our leaderboards, where can compete on a much more level playing field.  I for one am excited to check out all the power-up options and think it could be great fun.  On the other hand, I just hope it doesn’t get too crazy, as I like competitions to be fair.

The History of Angry Birds on Facebook

If you recall (probably not), last March we reported rumors that Rovio was working on a Facebook app, so it’s been in development for sometime.  That said, details about game play are vague at the moment, so we don’t know if it will be similar to, say Angry Birds on Google+, or if dramatic changes are in store.  In our post last March Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, said, “there will be completely new aspects to [Angry Birds on Facebook] that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform,” and due to Facebook’s ‘collaborative nature’, “the pigs will have a more prominent role”.

While we wait on details, I suggest you prepare by:

  1. Following us on Facebook (if you already haven’t).  By all of us joining forces it will help us unlock “teamwork” or collaborative levels (read: like Google+). I actually don’t know if there are any, but better safe than sorry.
  2. Join Rovio’s the public event on Facebook.

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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Comments (84)

By lilbabi

is valentine chapter coming to iOs?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This does not necessarily mean there will be a new episode fr Seasons at that time.

By lilbabi

ok .. just asking

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By Laurence (@laurence)

“Join the launch get free goodies” according to the in-game advert for it :) Could be free power ups or something

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By Austin (@austin18)

Sweet, I will check it out on facebook since i have a facebook account.

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

Well, I Heard from a website months ago that there will be a level editor in which friends can try those levels.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Never heard anything from Rovio about that.

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

I,m very excited for this game to be released!

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By Sethulhu (@sethulhu)

the date is slowly creeping in. any updates here??

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By Laurence (@laurence)

looks like they could be some weather in this game, check out this tweet :)

By Just Joan

I seem to be the last to get here. Really dislike facebook, but I do have an account there. But it sounds like you can have more than one account. I think I will slip in under another name and email account. Perhaps Joan Just, so I hope to meet up with you “Nesters” over at that other place, in case we can play as a team. And really kick butt!!. Hope to see you all there.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

It seems as if the ME will be available with limited use (like the power-ups).

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

There are now several videos of power ups:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyEg_e91Dm0
Thanks to Sal for pointing this out.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It was iamMighty who pointed them out, and we are updating the post now.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

This ABN site has some good information about the AB Facebook version.
I have a Facebook account and will explore setting up AB.

Just by the readings, it appears to be an game with some different challenges and aspects that are not available in the other versions.

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