Rovio has confirmed via Twitter and their blog that we should expect a Japanese-themed Angry Birds Seasons Cherry Blossom update on March 7th. That means it’s slated to arrive even before Angry Birds Space touches down on March 22nd. This will be the first Japanese-themed episode of Angry Birds and it’s set to arrive just before Japan’s cherry blossom trees are set to bloom.
A few more details about the forthcoming Cherry Blossom update merged since the original post. This episode will be set in the shadow of Mt. Fuji and include 15 new levels and two bonus levels (presumably one Golden Egg and one surprise level that is unlocked after achieving 3 stars on all levels). The update will be available for iOS, Android, and Symbian^3, and Chrome; although, we’re not sure what order — or when — said platforms might receive this update. We also expect other platforms will receive this update within a few days. It’s definitely interesting to see Chrome in the list, as it has traditionally not been included in these type of updates.
As always, it will be awesome to see what they do with this update. I’ve always said, there is nothing like crushing bento boxes with my Sumo birds while sipping on a pipping hot cup of green tea. Okay, I haven’t always said that. Anyhow, if I were the Emperor Pig I would be very afraid.