Angry Birds Seasons Year of the Dragon Update Out Now

No complaints on our end, as Angry Birds Seasons Year of the Dragon v2.2.0 has been released on iOS, PC, Mac, Symbian^3, and Android via the Android Market and Amazon Appstore! The update should land on other platforms soon and we will update this post as they come online. We say “no complaints” because in the teaser video (click to see that post), Rovio announced that the update would land on the 20th. Apparently, they meant around midnight in Shanghai, since it is only the 19th in most of the world.

In any event, this update features some amazing new content, which we’ve broken down below:

  • 15 new levels complete with animated fireworks, awesome new music, and the Mighty Dragon!  The leaderboard is up and so are the 3 star and Mighty Dragon walkthroughs!
  • Introducing the Mighty Dragon! That’s right. The Mighty Eagle has been replaced by the ferocious — yet, not too powerful — Mighty Dragon!  You summon him the same way you would the Mighty Eagle. Just tap the icon and your slingshot is loaded with a red fish. Fling the fish and watch as the Mighty Dragon flies in and loops around causing massive destruction (RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!).

    In addition, the Mighty Dragon will be available for free for iOS, Android, and Symbian users (read: you don’t have to purchase it and you don’t need to have the Mighty Eagle). Unfortunately, it looks Mac and PC won’t be able to harness the Mighty Dragon, which is likely due to implementation hurdles.

  • There is one hidden Golden Egg, and the 3-star item appears to be a “Big Banner”. If you need help finding it, check out the Year of the Dragon Golden Egg page.
  • Fireworks that, when hit, fly around the screen and trigger a small explosion.
  • No new achievements! This is not too surprising since Seasons is nearly out of space on GameCenter achievements.
  • Pro Tip: Both golden fish (seems to be a koi) and red lanterns are worth 3,000 points!

We will continue to update this post as the update arrives on more platforms.  For now, we want to know your thoughts.

Tags: China, Releases & Updates, Year of the Dragon
Category: Updates

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Comments (422)

By dragonair

this one was probably the easiest episode, I finished it in a couple of hours. I can’t believe PC users didn’t get mighty dragon since it’s free on all platforms where it was released…PC version of the game is the most expensive and we get the smallest amount of stuff (no Mighty Eagle/dragon, no facebook levels). I’m really dissapointed.

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By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

now this isnt really all that true…pc simply hasnt had ME developed for pc yet, so there really should be no surprise theres no MD. and why are you all expecting short levels from now on? take a look at what rovio gave us in december! 28 levels (w/ GEs) with wreck the halls, massive multi episode updates for chrome, 16 levels with birdday party (w/ GEs), and this is just the actual game, not counting the comic and other things that went on! they just got thru, unquestionably, their busiest month ever, so is it too much of a surprise they didnt have many levels for YOTD? i was a little sad too to see the few levels, but they still added some cool stuff! i’m sure they’ve also got a bit on their plate to decide about considering both ABo and ABs are almost out of achievement points, and they’ve still got work to do for ABr! guys…dont complain quite so much…

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I hate listening to people complain about a game with hundreds of levels for less than $5.

By dragonair

I only complain about the game not being the same for all of us, especially when those who pay more (PC users) get less (no ME/MD and no fb levels except ham em high ones). Sorry but that is just unfair.

I don’t mind getting “only” 15 levels because the game is often updated and all the updates are free, and about comment of the episode being the easiest – it was only a comment, not complaint.

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By Kathy (@kathy)

Well..I for one who never had ME, now have M D and enjoying it and finding it an excitig addition and extra bonus to the ” game” ..for those who don’t like it…. my advice is don’t use it. Pretty simple solution if you ask me:)

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By Kathy (@kathy)

Seriously.. .99 cents? Can’t complain and if u want to complain call rovio.

By dragonair

Kathy u missed my point. so let me explain again what bothers me:

iOS users – pay 0,99 USD (+ 0,99 for ME), get everything
PC users – pay 4,99 USD, don’t get ME or ability to purchase it, don’t get MD which was free on iOS, don’t get facebook levels (except 3 levels on ham em high which were only added month ago). only thing that got better is that we don’t get updates like month after iOS users but just a few days after now.

I do like the game but I don’t like unfairness.

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By wilks666 (@wilks666)

Hmm… Just to be fair, i must say i understand where u coming from, dragonair :) but just out of my curiosity: have u considered getting any kind of device that can provide u a fair go? They cool for other things too obviously, not just for angry birds LOL Second hands are pretty cheap. My device saves me from a lot of headache, very helpful as it provides me with plenty of info & very convenient too.

By dragonair

if I could afford it then I’d already have it ;)
so no – PC is my only option.

By PPM

Definitely have to agree with Slim here. I’m PC only as well and would it be nice to have ME for some bonus fun? Sure, but honestly every day that I play AB I am AMAZED at Rovio’s generosity! I can’t even believe I would ever be using the word generosity to describe a for profit video game maker but seriously I have shelled out a whopping grand total of fifteen bucks for AB, ABRio, and Seasons and I have been entertained literally EVERY DAY for like six months now! The fact that you get free updates for a game that you paid for six months ago absolutely AMAZES me! Honestly I think Rovio could easily charge five bucks for EACH UPDATE and I think people would still buy it and they would make more money. Now throw in the fact that you get stuff like web comics and videos, levels on facebook (again not really for PC but hey I got three levels that were again FREE!) as well as the use of this AMAZING site (again for FREE!). Seriously stop and think, what reason does Rovio have to do all this extra stuff? Their game virtually markets itself by word of mouth so it’s not really for advertising imho and you don’t have to pay for any of the extras (a big whopping 99 cents for ME whoopee). Oh and just for the heck of it they even had the three PC games available in their entirety for 99 cents for a month or so in Dec/Jan! Just have to restate: literally every time I come here and play AB I am AMAZED at what you get for at most five bucks! Easily the most I have ever gotten out of five bucks in my life! Sorry for the long post, just wanted to show my appreciation (and no I am in no way affiliated with Rovio :))

By Evan

Is there Valentine’s Day 2012 ?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Maybe, maybe not. Rovio has not hinted about the next episode.

By Matthew

That will likely be a future update.

By Lydia

Definitely one of the easiest episodes, knocked it out way too fast! Need harder levels like 18-12 Birdday, that one had me goin for ages!

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Have you gotten all the koi? Those seem like the challenge in the episode.

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)

I agree. That was a big challenge. Finally after like 2 hours got koi. good luck everyone!

By Evan

《愤怒的小鸟》龙年漫画预告——漫画将于1月22日至2月4日每日更新一集
http://photo.weibo.com/1915410615/photos/detail/photo_id/3402600461338111#3402600461338111

By Evan

Angry Birds Seasons Year of the Dragon comic

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By sal9 (@sal9)

your link is password protected.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

I just got through all that, so I’ll post the image that I found here!

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Laurence, I think there’s something wrong with your link…

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Works for me. I’ll try again though: http://i42.tinypic.com/20888bd.jpg

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Didn’t work when I used an iPad, works now, thanks Laurence!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Translation please? Surely someone knows Chinese. I would try a web translator, but the comic is an image, so I can’t copy text.
Also, if you go to http://weibo.com/roviomobile (the link on the comic page), there is a second animation.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Don’t know whether you deleted this or Facebook did? May be copyright infringement to post image of comic without Rovio permission. Anyway, thanks for the translation (even though I didn’t get to see it). Curious to know how close you were to official?

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By kevin (@kcox2116)

Do you think now that they have the Mighty Dragon working on Android devices the Mighty Eagle can be far behind for the rest of us?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The functionality is there. The purchasing system isn’t.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Well, I know that Amazon has in-app purchasing functionality, so it seems that all that is lacking is a corporate agreement and its implementation.

All of us flingers who purchased our AB apps through Amazon should write and request ME functionality. After all, if Amazon, and perhaps other third party vendors as well, realize that the demand is high enough, they’ll take the necessary steps to supply it, as there will be a tidy profit for them to do so.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

In that vein, the address for Amazon is: amazon-appstore-help@amazon.com.

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By kevin (@kcox2116)

Cool, I will write them and hopefully all other Android users will too, thanks.

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By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

hey slim or BL, is it possible to make a small article on how to use MD? I just finished yesterday getting my last koi (or swedish fish as i have liked to think about them :)), but MD was extremely weird to use, and i still havent figured out how to make it always work. this wouldnt be so much of an article for me, but for any AB player who needs help. just wondering :)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We have one for the Mihty Eagle, but I think simply creating walkthroughs will be sufficient.

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By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

okay, just a suggestion, thanks :)

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By Hudson8823 (@rockman-exe)

Zzzzzzzzz…The time now is 1.30am(23rd Jan)at Malaysia/China/Taiwan/Singapore time, still no any Angry Birds Year of the Dragon comic out neither AB official online shop nor AB FB page… :(

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By Hudson8823 (@rockman-exe)

Update for Nokia phones still not arrive yet, even now is the 1st day of CNY(MY/SG/CN/TW time)… :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Evan already posted the comic link but it’s in Chinese. And talk to Rovio about Dymbian. We can’t help that.

By Evan

I have translated the comic. See above.

By Evan

Offical comic is landing.

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By stopshootinme (@stopshootinme)

Cool little video I found. Not sure if anyone posted it yet.

http://www.tudou.com/v/UC44_rCfbX0/&resourceId=0_04_02_99&autoPlay=true/v.swf

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

It is a cool little video. Very nice 3-D work, too.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Same as video I found on http://weibo.com/roviomobile; see my post above. Is video in 3-D? If so, do you wear 3D glasses fo 3D TV?

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

I’m referring to the character/scene rendering, which is not what you are referring to.

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By Chris (@chriss)

The Chinese Year of the Dragon begins today. Don’t know why Rovio did not release this update today but 3 days earlier.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

So that all the platforms would receive it by today.

By Stacy

Still no Mac update though… :-(

By Stacy

Anyone have any idea about the Mac update? I wish they wouldn’t advertise a release date unless they are going to release all of the formats that day. My 4 yr. old son LOVES this game and had the Jan 20 release date on his calendar waiting with MUCH anticipation all week and is STILL waiting…not so patiently anymore! I don’t blame him! It’s frustrating knowing that everyone else is playing the new level and we can’t get it yet! Sorry for the vent, it just seems logical to not release any of them until they are all ready. It’s like giving only one kid presents on Christmas and making the rest of them wait until New Years or Valentines Day to get them!

By rebelclancy

Amen. I have a 5 year old boy who is incredibly disappointed, and still waiting for the Mac version. This is a poor way to manage customer expectations Rovio…you are over promising and under delivering.

By rebelclancy

and it just became available in the App Store. My son is now happy!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Out now.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-seasons/id398157641?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
On the second to last picture it says a pig is worth 3500 points.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Haha. Funny.

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By Angry birds fan 1000 (@angry-birds-fan-1000)

Lol.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

The ABS 2.2.0 Mac Update is available now.
No mention of bug fixes though, we’ll see.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks Sal. I don’t believe Mac required any bug fixes in ABS.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Wasn’t there an issue with the trackpad script as well, similar to ABo ?
All the beter.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t recall that issue existing outside of ABo, but perhaps I’m mistaken. Either way, glad to see Mac get the update.

By j jenkins

any word on the second part of smugglers plane on rio being released. and is there ever going to be a mighty eagle for pc?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Smugglers Plane should be arriving soon.
Last I heard, Rovio wants to bring the Migty Eagle to all major platforms, including PC.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

This is off topic but will the SOPA and PIPA laws (if passed) affect ABN?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Hard to say. I imagine they could; however, before I created ABN I sought permission, which was granted. Rovio even provided much of the art used to build the site, so we should be good from a copyright perspective (knock on wood). They’ve really been awesome and I wish we could work with them even closer. On the other hand, there are a lot of AB sites out there that steal our content. Right now we have no real recourse against them, so they could be good for us. That said, on a personal level I don’t like them, so I truly hope they do not pass. Kind of a disjointed response, I know, but I am short on time at the moment. Great question, BTW.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Thankfully, SOPA/PIPA got shelved in Congress, as the blackouts by WikiPedia and others, coupled with outside public pressures caused several Senate/House members to withdraw their co-sponsorship and support for both measures. Don’t expect to see them taken up by either chamber this year, as they’ve proven to be far too controversial an issue during an election year for timid politicians, some who are in danger of losing their seats in November.

By vinicius

how can I put the classic and the seasons together ?

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

They are two separate apps and can not be put together.

By Marcia

OK, been there, 3-starred that … now, ready for a Valentine’s Day update :-)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No such update has been announced.

By Marcia

Just wishful thinking on my part, hoping they will follow along with last year’s seasons – Valentine’s, Easter, etc.

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By birdaddict (@birdaddict)

Woop woop Year of the dragon now out for Mac

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Mentioned in the post above.

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By justboneswth (@justboneswth)

Can i download the update from here? And if i can please tell me where is the DOWNLOAD button

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Cannot update from here. We are a fan site, not the developer. Depending on your device, go to your applicable App Store and search “Angry Birds Seasons”

By Kun

I installed AB Seasons v2.2.0 on my PC for the first time (am a new player)and I have a bug…..there is no way to access the facebook levels for Go Green Get Lucky and Hogs and Kisses. I have unlocked these on my Android device….please tell me what to do

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Facebook and Twitter levels are not currently available for Mac and PC, but they may be added in the future.

By Kun

Thanks, am looking forward to the update

By BONEM

does any on know how to unlock the Mighty Eagle & Mighty Dragon in the PC version of angry birds

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

As this post says, the Mighty Dragon is not available for PC.

Also, please don’t multi-post. We will answer your questions the first time. Your other two copies were deleted.

By bryce

why mighty dragon is not available for PC?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not sure

By angrybirdfan

hate it no mighty dragon or eagle

By STBPD

Its funny how Android Market get the Mighty Dragon, and still no Mighty Eagle : D

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By Vaporizer (@vaporizer)

Still nothing on nokia :\ had to whine.. just this once, probably because I have a lot more important stuff to do (at those moments I need the birds to help me through)

By NDM

Yes, that’s really a pitty. It seems like Rovio doesn’t interest in Symbian anymore. I asked Rovio and the answer was something like –> There are so many platforms so that they can’t update all platforms at the same time. That’s ok and I understand, but why not Symbian first only once?

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

There are more iOS, Android, and PC players than Symbian.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Symbian has been first before. For example, Summer Pignic landed on Symbian before any other platform.

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By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

Is there going to be a valentine update on ABs or just ABfacebook?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not clear. This may not be a Valentine’s Day-themed episode on Facebook, either. It could simply be the release date.

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By townzell (@townzell)

Not sure if this has been noted anywhere or not, but it seems that in iOS, the “fish” received for total destruction with the dragon count toward the ME feather achievements. I just recieved the “Feather Collector” achievement by collecting Mighty Dragon fishes.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes, that makes sense.

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By TechnoBp (@technobp)

There is no extra stage, if I collected all fish?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

no there isn’t.

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By TechnoBp (@technobp)

thx. it’s a little bit annoying, coz I suffered with one stage like 200 times, and I waited some surprise after all…but no:)))

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By AngryBirds549 (@angrybirds549)

Seems like there will be no Valentine episode because by now,GameCenter should have a new app icon.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

You never know… Rovio is good at surprising us.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Year of the Dragon (and free usage of the Mighty Dragon) is now available for Symbian^3!

Bug 33 status unconfirmed.

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By GFish (@gfish)

Does anyone think the blackberry version will ever recieve a update? I mean, on seasons they are still at ham’o’ween!

By Miko

Where is symbian 2.2.0???? I waiting,waiting and WAITING !

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Was released yesterday via Nokia store and in-app update.

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