Angry Birds Seasons “Winter Wonderham” Update Coming Soon!

* Disclaimer: Icon obviously not official

‘Tis the season for eggnog hangovers, twinkly lights, bolded text, and … Angry Birds! We are here to bring you another worldwide exclusive! No reason to ask Santa for an update when Rovio is feeling as generous as Ebenezer Scrooge after being visited by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Angry Birds Seasons “Winter Wonderham” will be the third annual winter update to this epic franchise. Like Halloween, it’s a true tradition.

Update! Many of the below items have been confirmed by Rovio in an exclusive release of information. Check out our latest post to see what has been confirmed, and to grab a Rovio-official wallpaper!

Now, details are very very sparse at the moment, but we are willing to speculate about a few things. Our disclaimer here is that absolutely nothing is confirmed or official, but since these questions will likely be asked by fans we will express our opinions below.

** Important **

Each bullet below is purely speculation. I am stating it here so that I don’t have to rewrite, “We think” every time. Okay, with that said, here’s what we think (zing!):

  • Mark your calendars as Saturday, December 1st, 2012 is the likely release date for Winter Wonderham. The specific time is certainly up for debate, but 8AM UTC is a best-guess given the next item. By the way, 8 AM UTC is: 3 AM EST, 12 midnignt PST, and 10 PM Hawaiian (where it probably won’t be so wintery). Go here if you need more times?
  • “Advent Calendar”, one level per day, style episode (such as Wreck the Halls, Summer Pignic, and Season’s Greedings) is highly probable. While some people will disagree, I very much enjoy these types of releases, as it gives me an opportunity to focus and perfect strategies on each level each day. As such…
  • 25 snow-covered levels in total, with one level per day from December 1st until Christmas. You will likely have to connect to the Internet the first time you play a level (only the first time for each level) so that it can download the level file and check the date (this prevents early access). New levels will likely unlock at 8AM UTC, as this has been the recent theme.
  • Two freshly laid Golden Eggs should be up for grabs: one hidden in-game and one for 3-starring all levels. We’ve had a present and a cookie thus far. I wonder what will be next! A big ornament? A giant Ham?

A big thanks to @Nobelak555 for tipping us off about this! We will keep you abreast of any new info as it becomes available.

Tags: News, Seasons, Winter Wonderham, Xmas
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

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    Comments (131)

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
    By Lamia (@lamia)

    Hope it is advent update

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    And hopefully the 3-star golden egg might be a Giant Ham (based on the name of the update).

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    By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

    This is wonderful!!!! I can’t wait!!!

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    Me too! When there is new level, I update and play them straight away.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6990 points
    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    clever name! *sigh* hope it’s more fun than the other Christmas episodes…

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Me, I’d like to see a return of the Santa Hat glitch for higher scores!

    Profile photo of theanonymoussomeoneRank: Champion with 3285 points
    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    I hopes it’s easier than seasons greedings but harder than wreck the halls.

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    By eherrera32 (@eherrera32)

    And hopefully they include all of the birds within this update.

    Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Heh, maybe it’s just me, but Wreck the Halls seems harder.

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    By RedBirdsBrother (@redbirdsbrother)

    Wreck The Halls was a lot harder then Seasons Greedings, especially level 4, what a nightmare.

    Profile photo of OobgularRank: Champion with 3750 points
    By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

    Really? I actually thought it was way easier! Season’s greetings had all that snow that did not fall, and wreck the halls had less.

    Profile photo of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    I’m with @oobgular17. Wreck the halls was way too easy to 3-star. Of course, Season’s Greedings was a bit too hard.

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    I’m with @oobgular17 too. I 3-starred the whole episode.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7145 points
    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    Pfft…. No way it’s gonna be released on a Saturday. Knowing Rovio, it’s gonna be on a Thursday.

    Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 21985 points
    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Rovio has released previous updates on week-ends. Thursday is an “Apple Appstore” date for standard releases/updates. Software developers can request that their app be released on a special day.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5520 points
    By teogeo (@teogeo)

    Especially if it’s an advent type episode.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Awesome! Looking forward to this!

    Profile photo of opac04Rank: Explosive with 2310 points
    By opac04 (@opac04)

    Maybe the 3-stars egg will be an advent crown or a snowflake!
    And thanks for this post

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    By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

    Yahoo! I love how they twist the words like in Seasons Greedings and Wreck the halls! A true tradition!!

    By JeeJee

    I still want “Ham for the Holidays”. I’m sorry but “Winter Wonderham” is just terrible.

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    i don’t think so, it’s certainly more clever than “Red Planet”.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)
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    By pirateriley1 (@pirateriley1)

    Definitely!!!!

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    By BirdJo (@birdjo)

    Winter Wonderham as Batman-esque snowy Gotham City theme (with “Bad-Mobile”s of some sort) or Alice in Wonderland (with ummm, “Bird-alice”, of course)? Another speculation won’t hurt… :D

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    By penguinlover505 (@penguinlover05)

    Awesome cant wait 4 the update

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    By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

    I’m starting to love the ABSW and BPs, but well, new update never disappoint me. :D

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    By brave1966 (@brave1966)

    Woo-hoo! Can’t wait to hear what their tunesmiths came up with to top the Wreck The Halls theme! :D

    (and Boo-hoo, Thanksgiving is apparently Passover-ed again. :( )

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Yeah, what a shame, I was hoping for a Thanksgiving episode too.

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    By kai92 (@kai92)

    Hopefully this time Mighty Eagle will be available for Android…

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    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    Yep. And also some power ups for Angry Birds Seasons, maybe?

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    Would like the Mighty Eagle. Personally, I don’t want any power ups, especially if they don’t have nay indication that they were used.

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    Oh so sorry that you guys hate power ups because I like the Super Seeds. Hope it doesn’t make you unhappy.

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    By adam.np (@adam-nagypal)

    No, please, dear God, no!

    Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    I am getting really ticked off with people like you, @adam-nagypal. If you are going to show your displeasure with powerups, there is a forum thread for that.

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    By kevin (@kcox2116)

    Well said @adam.np

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    By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

    I’d rather not have power-ups. They just get in the way, and aren’t that useful. I wish ABO had restricted them to Surf and Turf. I really would not like them polluting seasons. But yes, the mighty eagle is cool.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    I’m surprised it’s taking so long for Mighty Eagle to hit Android. It came out over a year ago.

    Rank: Hardened with 730 points
    By pirateriley1 (@pirateriley1)

    I agree Power-ups are terrible all of them do nothing
    Super Seeds-make your bird a pixel bigger(sorta useful on bomb)
    King-Sling-Throws off your aim making you way over-shoot
    Sling-scope-If your good at AB you wouldn’t need it at all
    Bird-Quake-Only dislodges super tall and skinny structures
    Well that’s my view on power-ups I also wish they would go back to pay once unlimited use instead of paying individual

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11740 points
    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    I am relatively new to AB games as I started to play this year and my first ABS was one that includes CB. I am not familiar with “Advent Calendar” style and level per day. Is that mean that I should update application on the first day and open it each day for new level via 3G or wi-fi, or I should update from iTunes store each day?
    I also prefer level per day style it really provide to focus on each level and good scores.

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    It is on level per day basis so that means it only unlock 1 level per day.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11740 points
    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    NO WAY PUPs! That would be the worst thing of the year. I think that rovio is aware that players didn’t like power ups and they will not include them in other games.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11740 points
    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @bird-gamer I know it it level per day to unlock but I asked if I have to update it from iTunes store or it would be download to my device after loading application each day (like Amazing Alex’s levels).

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    @cosmo2503 It would be downloaded once you load your application.

    Rank: Sling God with 31005 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Though it has already been sort of answered, I’ll still chime in.

    You will have to download v3.1.0 whenever it happens to be released. Each day you’d like to unlock a new level, you must be connected to Internet when you open the app. It will check your time against their server and, if applicable, the app will automatically download the level file and open it.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5520 points
    By teogeo (@teogeo)

    Sounds like someone tried to reverse engineer the process at some point (personally, I did). :-)

    Profile photo of Sasho95Rank: Master Slinger with 7455 points
    By Sasho95 (@sasho95)

    Yeah, for all members of this community it isn’t really suprising update. But it true thaht all we cant wait to this update. Also I hope to fix bugs of v3.0.0

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11740 points
    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @sasho95 what bugs are you taking about?

    Profile photo of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    Mooncake Festival and GGGL golden eggs are glitched. For example, I actually just finished three staring GGGL and Mooncake festival (what a coincidence!) last. THe GGGL three-star golden egg didn’t unlock, and the three-star mooncake unlocked but made it so that I couldn’t play the golden mooncake I had collected a while ago. So now I’m bent on three-starring Trick or Treat before the update, it’s the last one left.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11740 points
    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @spacemaster, OK I see now. I played these levels long before and haven’t open it since new update with those bugs.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yeah i can’t wait for the New calender 2012. i am Living it playing One Level per Day :-)

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    Is the name of the update confirmed?

    Profile photo of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    “Winter Wonderham” is the confirmed name. Apparently there’s no icon yet though.

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    By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

    Winter Wonderham how does Rovio come up with these names.I really love the winter updates so hope this one is good.

    Profile photo of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    We know Rovio likes to update in packages… Maybe we’ll see an ABo update sometime here. Also, since Hoth is a wintery planet, maybe they’ll update ABSW as well.

    Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Let’s hope that if we do get an ABO update soon, Pink Bird is added to ABO in the second or third part of Bad Piggies!

    Profile photo of The BirdRank: Slinger with 1160 points
    By The Bird (@bird-gamer)

    Yep! Can’t wait to see Pink Bird marks its debut in ABO!

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    By DarAv666 (@kartiko)

    I can not wait.But, why rovio use “one level per day, style episode like Wreck the Halls, Summer Pignic, and Season’s Greedings?

    Rank: Flinger with 70 points
    By Path of the Sith (@slamkss)

    Me too. However, what about Rio?

    Rank: Sling God with 31005 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    There have been no rumored updates for Rio.

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    It wouldn’t hurt to update some of their free apps like Angry Birds Rio Free or Angry Birds Seasons Free.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I believe Rovio is satisfied with the number of levels already in those two apps.

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    By Fooly8

    I suppose there COULD be an update, because if you notice it well, the plane crashen is Angry Birds Island WITH Blu and Jewel, who where IN the plane CAPTURED.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Because its an awesome style!

    Rank: Explosive with 2100 points
    By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

    This is great news! I was just wondering yesterday when we might hear about a winter update! Sounds winter wonderful!

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    Last year’s Wreck the Halls gave the site such a great teamwork environment; giving each other strategies, finding 3 star minimums with everyone in the site. I hope this episode brings such wonderful experiences again ;D

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    By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

    And new avatar for you, @kartflyer ! LOL

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Oh yes, avatar change again ;) @kartflyer and yes, I agree it was an awesome team-work by everyone. ABN makes advent-style even more awesome!

    Profile photo of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 26660 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Oh how very right you are @kartflyer. Without the teamwork I probably would have never gotten through WtH. For what ever reason I found those levels to be a challenge and still remember each December day trying to just get three stars.

    By Erica

    Yay! Just finished 3 starring all of abo and abseasons (halfway thru space) so totally psyched about the update! Between this and my other game addiction, mystery case files, it’s gonna be a good couple of weeks!

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    By kevin (@kcox2116)

    I can not wait for the update, I too love the one a day level release, it keeps me in control, I don’t play the whole game out in a couple of days. But please no Power-ups!!

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    By karen68 (@karen68)

    I love the one-a-day style – the snow levels are my least favourite but at least I won’t get tired of them with only one at a time. Absolutely love the name & I like the idea of a huge Christmas ham for a bonus level. Can’t wait!

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    No kidding. The snow drives me nuts. I also hope they don’t use those ghost blocks again.

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    By funbird

    I thought the next update would be thanksgiving but Christmas I can’t wait for pink bird to be in the snow

    By @Doodle-Sandwich Offline

    If pink bird is in a level with the immoveable snow, I think it’s bubble would move the snow up like a regular light material and then when it pops the snow stays where it is.

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    By DavTheBombBird (@davthebombbird)

    Awesome name! Don´t think there will be a Christmas ham, though.

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    By DeathHammer (@deathhammer)

    Christmas always comes too soon for me. This’ll be a nice reminder!

    By Sopipas

    Omigod cannot wait

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    I am curious to see if Winter Wonderham is, indeed, a level-a-day episode beginning on December 1st because that is still 10 days away and I thought the amount of time from when ABN traditionally ‘sleuths’ out a new update and when it lands is something less than that.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Sometimes we sleuth these things really early ;)

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . I think you have a secret! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    i agree @laruafj… sounds like slim is keeping something from us

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Who me? (Yes me!) Couldn’t be! (Then who?)

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    By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

    Oh boy!! I’m super super excited now!! :D

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