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.
- 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.
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):
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:
- 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.
- Join Rovio’s the public event on Facebook.
So what do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.