Angry Birds Seasons Cherry Blossom Update Coming Soon

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.

A big thanks to @iamMighty for bringing this to our attention.  We’ll be sure to update this post as we know more.

Tags: Cherry Blossom, Japan, News
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7580 points
    By magsy79 (@magsy79)

    It’s going to look very pretty.

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yes you’re right. Good News :-)

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    By yoruichi (@yoruichi)

    素晴らしい (subarashi; that means wonderful)
    two of my favorite things merge together, thanks rovio !

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    By Karyna

    Sakura matsuri! Daisuki!:) great job from Rovio….i love japan ..i was there in the time that they celebrate the sakura matsuri…the best place in the world japan!

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    That should make a nice wallpaper :D

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    By Laurence (@laurence)

    i love that the ‘shadow’ of the birds is actually the pigs stealing eggs :)

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    By dr_ishmael (@dr_ishmael)

    That’s not the birds’ shadows, that’s actually the pigs behind the rice-paper partition.

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    By Laurence (@laurence)

    yeah, that’s why i used the ” – on first glance it appears to be their shadow (to me at least!) but on a second look is the pigs behind the partition :)

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)
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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    Some of the pink goodies of Santa Nature.
    (The others are Flowers)

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Ha, green bird looks like a samurai.

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    By loox (@loox)

    Yes!

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    By GFish (@gfish)

    Cant wait!

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Can’t wait to see cherry blossoms falling like snow! We were lucky enough to be in Japan during the height of the cherry blossoms. I think half the trees in Japan are cherries, and it is beyond spectacular.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    At least I get a taste of cherry blossoms in my area.

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    By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

    Ok in my last comment on seasons I said that YoTD might be the las update but looks like im wrong,anyway im so exited about this update and I can’t wait for it to come out.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    As far as we know, ABS wil go on and on and on and on and on….

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    Will this come before march 22nd?

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    It may, it may not. We will just have to wait and see.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    The post specifically says it will arrive before Space.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    It said it MAY arrive before space.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Aha, I didn’t read closely enough. Nonetheless, I am still correct ;)

    Another thanks to iamMighty for this tweet.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Just waiting for more details :). The guys at Rovio will surely keep us engaged while waiting for Space.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Lol, you asked for the date of release. They’re probably not going to tell.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We added our prediction above.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Well, that’s only 1 week. Hope it’s not an easy set of levels.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    I just thought of something. I would not be surprised if this update brings the level cleared/failed screens up to the ABR/ABO standard. Not a big thing, I know, although I recall some of the reaction to this when Birdday Party was released.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    It would be nice to see, since I would think AB:Space will have it too. But in both cases, I hope the counter runs purely as in Rio. The way it runs in ABo is not great, IMHO.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    They did answer my Tweet? Wow, never expected the release date question to be answered.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    I didn’t either. They specifically say “no release date information” on their twitter.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    That will make 3 out of the last 5 seasons’ updates Asian fetsivals related themes.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Too much Chinese!!! Can’t we have an episode theme that happens all around the world?

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    Well, Moon Cacke festival & Dragon Year are Chinese, but Cherry Blossom is Japanese.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Totally forgot about that.

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    By Burbman (@burbman)

    Maybe we can do Oktoberfest instead of Haloween this year. Drunk pigs with beer steins! Yay!

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Too much for the little kids.

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    By Burbman (@burbman)

    Just tell them it is apple juice! Seriously, my kids see me drinking a beer or three every now and then, they haven’t been scarred for life. We could even get big barmaid pig complete with braids and liederhosen, along with her younger more svelte sister! (Ok maybe now we are out of the realm of kids games)

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    But think about the audience that has never seen someone drunk before. It can creep out the 8-10 year olds.

    By Morph416

    Keep in mind, that countries that are not the U.S., have very different views on the consumption of alcohol in their society. Don’t think Rovio will do anything with beer, or wine.. but I for one would think that would be cool!

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    That would be awesome!

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Just think of it. AB would go from a 4+ game to a 12+ game. And belive me, there are a ton of people below 12 out there that play AB.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    That could be very cool. However, if so, I most definitely would NOT want oompah band music in the background.

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    By wanda (@wanda)

    I would love oompah music, maybe a polka or TWO! Here in Ohio, there are lots of us with German ancestry and Ocktoberfest is a family event. That would be wonderful. Instead of doughnuts, they could have strudel:). Anyway, I am looking forward to the Cherry Blossom update, it looks absolutely beautiful.

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    By sunshine (@sunshine)

    I agree with my neighbor to the south of me, Ms. Wanda. :)

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Well, I could always turn the volume down if it got too grating. Which it would.

    By angry artist

    another update? well Rovio sure is active lately (i guess it is just because they didn’t make a valentine’s day update)

    By angry artist

    anyway would i be able to see if i had an achievment in the corner of my pic

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    You need to be registered and signed-in. If you already are, better to sign in first then leave your comments.

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    By Very Angry At This Site (@angry-artist)

    ok thanks

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Congrats on your new account! We’ve had a lot of people join lately.

    By Jennifer Cooke-Rabig

    Can’t wait … I LOVE ANGRY BIRDS!

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    By kevin (@kcox2116)

    Gotta give these guys and gals at Rovio a hand, they have kept me entertained, wheather by phone, ipod or pc consistantly for over 2 years now!!

    By Kirby Mass Attack

    No Valetines Day 2012 update?

    By blahalb09

    Unfortunately, no Valentines Day update. At least we have this and AB space to look forward to.

    By blahalb09

    I meant to reply to Kirby Mass Attack.

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    I come on the site and now I know about an update to ABR. I also found out about the Angry Birds Facebook game and the release of ABOS coming out in March. And now I recently read about this update coming soon. Thank you Rovio for all of these updates!

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    Pocket Gamer has named Rovio as the #1 developer in 2012 and ABR won “Best Mobile App for Consumers” at the Global Mobile Awards.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    The ABR update was a while ago.

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    I was busy playing other games and catching up with my precalculus notes.

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    By AndrewSeamus (@andrewseamus)

    I can’t believe Rovio did not put the commercial on the angry birds games?usually Rovio puts more info out about updates.strange.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    First they let out the theme, then details.

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    Rovio misses Valentines & St. Patricks Day to bring us 2 things more amazing. Cool, but not cool at the same time.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Hey, St. Patrick’s day hasn’t passed yet. Rovio may be preparing 2 updates in 1 month. I know, highly unlikely this will happen.

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    It is actually possible big time 2 updates in a month. 1. Angry Birds Seasons Cherry Blossoms, 2. ANGRY BIRDS SPACE PREMIERE. What is NOT possible is 3.

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    It’s possible. December 2011 had 5 updates.

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    Rovio must had have too much free time. :-D

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Well, they have nothing better to do.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    “Misses” is not the right term. There are thousands of holidays; you can’t catch every one.

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    By Vaporizer (@vaporizer)

    imo it would be very cliché to do the same themes year in year out. Change (and harder levels) are very welcome.

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    Imagine what the youtube video will be. Samurai? Nature? So many possibilities…

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    The 2 Chinese ones’ music has both:
    Mooncake Festival has nature, and
    Year of the Dragon(I think this should get a funnier title)has Samurai.

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    By AndrewSeamus (@andrewseamus)

    What do you think Rovio will come out with next?

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Easter probably.

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    By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

    This is awesome. ABS is my favorite AB game, so I cannot wait!

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    By AndrewSeamus (@andrewseamus)

    Me too

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    By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

    i am so excited

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    By MUFC (@mufc)

    Cool update. I like Angry Birds Seasons good. But my favorite Angry Birds game is Angry Birds Orginal.

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    By darthvader (@orangebird09)

    So where did iamMighty found that picture?

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    In the link iamMighty provided.

    By Kevin Hans Christiono

    I can’t wait!!!

    By Andrew Kim

    Why just china and japan but not korea! I am quite upset!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Give it time; maybe they will.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    What would be the best Korean theme?

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    I’m not sure. might be best to look at this page and find out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Korea

    By Andrew Kim

    I think the Korean thanksgiving which is called “Chuseok(Hangawi)” will be the best Korean theme. It is a 3day holiday(3 red days in a row, the day before, the day, the day after.) Also in Korea, Lunar New Year is also a 3 day holiday.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    You should send e-mail to Rovio, and explain what the themes would be, e.g. for US Thanksgiving we have turkeys, lots of food, autumn leaves, etc. When is Korean thanksgiving?

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    By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

    I don’t know when Korean thanksgiving is, but i think Rovio will try different countries’ holidays as the time goes by. Rovio has done a lot for us.

    By Andrew Kim

    It is August 14,15, 16th on lunar calender. This year in solar calender it is September29, 30th and October 1th. I do not know if the it is on the same date with Chinese moon festival. 감사합니다(thank you)

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    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Lol, I know a little bit of Korean, not that much though…

    By Andrew Kim

    I am South Korean thats why!^-^ Korean thanks giving is the same day of moonfestival. I should find other Korean holidays like Dano(단오)!

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    How could the release date, 3/7, still be a rumor? A photo in Mighty’s link shows the date on a picture.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We don’t like to go all-in without something specific (in english) from Rovio. But yeah, it really looks like the 7th.

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    By GFish (@gfish)

    O, i’ll have to mark that day in my agenda!

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    By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    Now it’s comfirmed. It may even come out earlier, like Year of the Dragon! Can’t wait ’till Wednesday!

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