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

    Comments (272)

    By my angry birds fan

    it be a borang bird ther?

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    We are not sure yet. We’ll know when the update comes out.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Looking at the top left teaser pic, boomerang should be at the party.

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    By Renting (@renting)

    It says on wikipedia that this update is going to come out on march 7

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    First sentence of this post.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)
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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    iamMighty, your link doesn’t work…

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Are you sure? Anyways
    here
    it is.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    The link works fine for me.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    The pic is the same as above.

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    Remember, it was added this morning. The comment was from last night.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    Just 6 hours until the 7th of March in Japan( GMT +9 hours timezone) anyone think it’ll be released by that time?

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    No. The reason is that Game Center was not updated yet. Even without new achievements, there would be a new icon. But there is nothing so far.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    Not sure about the game center update, but Dragon year update was released earlier than expected because it was according to the Chinese time.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    New wallpaper: http://twitpic.com/8soo3x

    Twitter update says “Brand new #AngryBirds Seasons update is on the way! Cherry Blossom will be released later this week”

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    By ombies (@ombies)

    so it is released to the seasons App

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Yes, it is an Angry Birds Seasons update. The 11th episode.

    There might be a delay on the release date or miscommunication. Why would Rovio not say tomorrow but later this week for the update release. Was March 7 official?

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    Well, they said March 7 in a previous tweet. Not really sure now…

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    I think they said ‘later this week’ because of all the different time zones and the difficulty/complication in pinning a time (as they are doing for Space I do think it will be released on the 7th, just not sure whose 7th they use

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    Oops, hit the Post button accidently. I don’t know about the timing of the Gamecenter icon — has the change always happened 24 hours earlier or just usually?

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    By Laurence (@laurence)

    depends a ‘scheduled release’ will update GC when the game arrives on the app store, as it will be pre-confirmed by GC. Otherwise, Rovio push the GC update a bit earlier to ensure it is ready in time for when the app update comes out. Judging by the lack of changes in GC, I’m guessing (hoping!) its the former! :)

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    By AngryMiko (@angrymiko)

    Cannot wait for it anymore….cherry blossoms…
    Is Mount fuji somewhat related to cherry blossoms, or it just wanna show that this update is based on Japan festival???

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    By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

    Probably just wanted to show that it was in Japan.

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    This is a test. In order to protect against SPAM you now have to confirm your subscriptions to comments.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    How do we confirm?

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    You won’t have to. I disabled the functionality as it wasn’t working as intended.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    So we need to tick the box below the comment box or it will not be approved?

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    No, occasionally comments will need to get approved by an admin. Checking the box means that you will get e-mails every time there is a new comment on that page.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    It comes tommorow!

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    It could come out today; it’s 6AM in Japan. Remember YotD? It came out a day early for some people.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    True! Makes me even happier! :):):):)

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    Yes! It was just updated in Game Center. As expected, no new achievements. :-( But a nice new icon.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    :)

    By Silviu

    that day will come out for PC?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Does not appear so.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    Game center is updated, screen shot of the new icon: http://i44.tinypic.com/29bkeft.png

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    By Laurence (@laurence)

    Also new leaderboard now :)

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    Awesome! Updating myopic in a sec! ;)

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    It just turned to March 7th in Finland. The update should come soon.

    By my angry birds fan

    on the up sal9 i only have the demo only i have to do levels 123. get me the code get me one. i have a pizza party today.

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    By alaskari (@alaskari)

    What is sal9 ?

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    A user on ABN.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Sorry, I don’t know what you mean. ( ty blah )

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    Ok, I sort of figured it out. He/she has the demo version of AB on PC/Mac. He/she wants the code to unlock all of the rest of the levels. Maybe my angry birds fan thought you were an admin.

    @my angry birds fan, sorry, we cannot share the code because we all bought it for $4.99. To unlock all the rest of the levels go to the Angry Birds Shop and buy it for $4.99.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    oh, and he wants the codes before the pizza party …. I see. o_0

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    By loox (@loox)

    I feel like such a kid when it comes to AB.

    When I read Slim’s first hint that it might arrive on March 7th, I was so disappointed, it seemed ages away!

    That was what, a week ago, maybe two? Now tomorrow is the 7th (where I am) and I keep thinking, “that was quick.”
    I’m 40, and a professional, but i actually feel like a kid on Christmas Eve.

    (of course if I told my friends and family this, they’d think I was ridiculous, certifiable even… So we won’t tell them; they’ll just wonder why I’m sneaking into the washroom every half hour (checking for updates))

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    I’m even older than you, and I feel the same way. My kids want to get up at midnight just so they can play it. I keep telling them there is no way to guarantee when it will be updated though. (I might get up early tomorrow though)

    By JimGenious

    I also feel the same way that you do. I am 41 years old and also a professional, but i feel like a kid in christmas eve when an angry Birds update is near, i can´t even sleep until it’s released (i am from Mexico).

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    @loox, 47 here and feel the same way. The only problem is I have been working 12-14 hours a day for the last few weeks, and it looks like for the next couple of weeks. Will have to find a way to “sneak” some birding in.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    12 to 14 hrs! You’ve got to be kidding! If you’re self-employed that’s one thing, but if you work for someone else it’s entirely different. I was a work-alcoholic once, but was cured by too much work with too little reward. If you are self-employeed, you need to consider what the root cause of your “having” to work so many hours is. Best wishes.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    I do that many hrs on a depressingly regular basis. And all without overtime, to boot.

    By Nt

    56 and retiring in June!! It’s always a great day when you wake early to find a new present from Rovio. Cherry Blossom will make the wait for Space a lot less painful!!!

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    So how many times have we all checked for app update in the last few hours?

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    I’ve checked it about 75 times already. I’m expecting it to come out 7-8AM Finland time. It’s currently 4:29AM in Finland.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    For me, its been 3 times, as of 1930 MST. Tomorrow, i predict far more, unless the update goes live first thing in the morning.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    I checked around 30 times. I need to sleep, it’s a weekday. I’ll check at 6 when I wake up.

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    Remember, the update may be released overnight. Keep an eye out.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    I know, that’s why I’m still awake. I’m asleep by 9.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    Usually I’m asleep by 9, I hope will get able to wake tommorow. Or stay awake, but hope not.

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    I know, I’m asleep by 10.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    By 12 if it doesn’t come, I’ll give up. But I still want to announce it as 2nd or1st.

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    By Bob (@nnll14)

    It is almost as if we’re chatting live because we both have our devices on and checking.

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    By username12345 (@blahalb09)

    My prediction: update will be released 2-3 hours from now.

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    By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)

    In an attempt to avoid the “all apps are up to date” message, I try to stay away from the app store and come here instead. I know someone will post as soon as the update is available, and it’s nice to share the addiction with others. My friends have long written me off as inexplicably crazy about the birds.

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    Heh, heh, I do the same thing.

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    By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

    i am so excited!

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    By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)

    I am still a little disappointed to see that Eagle icon in the pics and know that I have to wait a while for it to appear on my phone. If it doesn’t come out by June, I am switching to an iOS device. I want it that bad :(

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    By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

    I have an android and I haven’t gotten the update. What is the deal?

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Neither have the iOS users as of yet….

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    By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

    Ooooohhhhhh. My watch was wrong. I thought today was the 7th.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    It’s still the 6th here in Phoenix….

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Not necessarily midnight, yaknow.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Someone predicted a release somewhere between 7-8 AM Finland time. Not surewhen it will drop…

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    By crysjoe (@crysjoe)

    It’s 1pm Tokyo time, still no update. iOS device btw

    By taz

    well its 710am right now in finland :)

    By taz

    btw im not from finaland im just found on website lol n im fron USA

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    zstill hasn’t hit Amazon, Android Market or iTunes yet…

    By Andy Keyworth

    Looks like it’s gonna be a late one! 6.40 GMT I’m off to work now andno sign! Oh well thats this evening taken care of!

    By Jfsydney

    It’s here!

    By Lisa

    Update out now on app store!!!!

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    By Chucky (@chucky)

    I read the tweet linked in the article, but I kind of get the feeling this is not going to be released until later this week.

    If you read the FB page 22 hours ago they posted:

    “CHIRP!! A brand new Angry Birds Seasons update is on the way! Say hello to Cherry Blossom – coming later this week!”

    Yet if it was set for release today, wouldn’t they have simply said “coming tomorrow” not “coming later this week”?

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    By Chucky (@chucky)

    Oops, seems I was wrong LOL

    By makol

    how about for pc?

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Nope. Will take a day or two.

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    By Laurence (@laurence)

    Version 2.3.0 now in AppStore :)

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    By AngryBirdsLover119 (@angrybirdslover119)

    In Seoul,when will it be update?

    By Brandts

    Nothing in Android Market yet..

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    By Dan (@dan)

    It’s here!!!!! And 2 bonus levels!!

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    By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

    Where is the Chrome update?

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    By ombies (@ombies)

    not for chrome..

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    By Justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

    yet.

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    By Kathy (@kathy)

    I gotta read this page more often…didn’t even know rhere was an update voming till just now..
    lol and its already here:)

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    By alden (@alden)

    I know, right? I go away for a week and come back and there is, like, a whole new page of posts! I’m like, “AHH TOO MANY POSTS!!!”

    By Tr

    No Valentine’s update for 2012, with the Cherry Blossom update I imagine it is safe to say that there wont be a St Patrick’s Day update. How about an Easter update? Angry Birds Seasons is starting to feel less seasonsal…

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    It’s less American-oriented holidays, but I don’t see any issues.

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    By calioza (@calioza)

    april fools day, easter(a bird in a basket) and a french one(porked wine).

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    By calioza (@calioza)

    those shold be the next ones.
    i told you about the april fools day one on the other cherry blossom post

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    That’s a quote from Rovios Blog:
    “After going through a full year of seasons, featuring the usual suspects such as Halloween, Easter, and Christmas, Rovio is mixing it up to keep things interesting.”

    Seasons are relative to were you live. It’s summer in Brazil right now.
    I love it that Rovio thinks out side the box and takes on new challenges surprising us along the way.

    Just my 2cents

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