Angry Birds Space Landing March 22nd

Fresh on the heels of the “They’re coming…” teaser image, Rovio has announced that “Angry Birds Space” is set to blast off on March 22nd, 2012. This is not an update, but rather, it’s a completely new version of Angry Birds.  Rovio’s lunar outpost for this epic launch is: space.angrybirds.com.

This will be Rovio’s fourth paid version of Angry Birds and the first to deviate from the traditional physics we all know so well.  That said, this Summer Pignic Golden Egg level might give us a small glimpse as to what to expect; however, I’m sure the physics have been much refined and improved since then.

It looks like Yahoo scored an exclusive on this one, as they have an article with some details.  You can also find some official details in Rovio’s press kit.  Said details are a bit vague, but below are some highlights:

  • You will be flinging birds on alien planets while contending with zero gravity.  This opens up new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction.”
  • Angry Birds Space will include new birds alongside familiar ones, sporting new super powers.
  • The three star rating system will remain.
  • Both NASA and National Geographic are launch partners.
  • On March 22nd Rovio will simultaneously launch in mobile gaming channels, retail, and an animation channel.  Rovio states this is the first time this has ever been done for a mobile game. (See updates below for more info.)

Well, there you have it.  Please let us know your thoughts.  We will keep this page updated as more details are released in the coming weeks.  Yay!

Updates!

Feb. 22nd, 2012Thanks to these awesome Angry Birds Space stickers (above) on we’ve got our first glimpse at some of the revamped birds and pigs in Angry Birds Space. I don’t know about you guys, but these look awesome! We were asked to take the stickers down.

Feb. 23rd, 2012 – New authentic footage from Rovio’s personal space exploration reveals a giant slingshot on the moon. While the video doesn’t say much (watch on YouTube), it does reveal that information will be revealed on March 8th.

Feb. 25th, 2012 – Rovio has confirmed that the March 22nd release date applies to iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. (We guess PC means the standalone version from Rovio’s site, and Android means both Market and Amazon, but this is just our guess.)

Feb. 27th, 2012 – Houston, we have a slingshot. The latest video (above) says that Angry Birds Space will be “launching with the Samsung Galaxy Note”. (Remember the Advent Challenge?) Not entirely sure what this means though, since the Note was released some months ago. Any ideas?

Mar. 5th, 2012 – The third teaser has been released. It seems like the pigs will indeed be making their appearance in AB:Space.

Mar. 8th, 2012 – The big day has arrived! Check out our in-depth post about Rovio’s announcement.

Tags: News, Space
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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Avatar of AngryBirds549Rank: Fling King with 4660 points
By AngryBirds549 (@angrybirds549)

Cool,I can’t wait for this game.We are a month and two days away from this game to come out,so I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for this…

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By bolebo (@bolebo)

My wife will hate Rovio… I just finished my rehab from ABS addiction :)

By taz

i know angry birds space will be available for pc after march 22nd since i heard they will landing for devices first

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Nothing has been said about which devices when. My suspicion is that it will land for iOS, Android, PC and possibly Mac on the 22nd, but Rovio will be releasing more information in the coming weeks.

By taz

ohh wow thans for that n hope hear more info abt it soon!! :)

By Kirby Mass Attack

Will there be aliens AND pigs?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We don’t know which.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Do we know that there will be either aliens OR pigs?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think its a fair assumption.

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By MUFC (@mufc)

It will be pigs. Look at the Angry Birds Space stickers. Maybe aliens too.

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By surfcow (@surfcow)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeal.

Aloha.

By Pete

I can’t stay off the app store! Hurry up and upload it rovio…

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Just so you know, this game has a confirmed release date, March 22.

By Pete

Oops. Lol. I thought it was feb 22nd. Doh! Thanks for clearing that up.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Check this AB Space related video out. Hilarious!

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By Siccarus (@siccarus)

Those poor chickens though..lol

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

Rovios’ offical twitter account is following StarWars’ offical account. Check here: https://twitter.com/#!/RovioHQ/following

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By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

I can not open this link, anyone else having problems?

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By Silent Assassin (@silent-assassin)

No problems when I do it.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

Big Brother looks like he’s about to throw up.

By KusanagiShiro

OK, this is just begging for the following:

Piiiiiiiiiiiiiigs innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace…

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By wanda (@wanda)

I agree, I have been hearing that in my heads ever since I read about this game :).

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By wanda (@wanda)

oops! in my head :).

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Hi, does anyone know if this is official or not? ( BTW, please feel free to delete if it isn’t/don’t have permission to post it)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I believe game-stalkers just tweaked the normal image from “space.ab”, just like BirdLeader does with some of our featured images. So to answer your question, the image itself is not Rovio-official, but a customization/tweak of the original.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

ah, ok, so the birds are cut from one teaser image and put into the other! Thanks Slim :)

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By MUFC (@mufc)

I like the new video. Nice whit the slingshot on
the moon. :) I can not be more excited.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Is the distorted sound intentional, or is it just too many users trying to access at once?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Supposed to simulate the audio from the moon landings from ’69 – ’72.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Hate to admit, I saw it in real time.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I have to admit as well…. My parents saw it in real time ;)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Ouch!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m just messing with you a little, mvnla ;)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Yeah, but your comment about your parents is probably true.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Well, yes it is. I missed out by nearly 20 years, unfortunately.

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By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

I can’t wait for this game to come out!

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Whoo, March 8th is when I get my exam results! Hoping for two lots of good news that day then! :)

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By eman1211 (@chico2993)

how did you get the link if it was unlisted?

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

Unlisted means it is not listed when you do a search, but if you have the link(which Rovio probably gave ABN) you can view it.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We were not actually given the link by Rovio. I sleuth’ed it out :)

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

New Ice Bird? it obviously shoots snowballs at pigs to freeze them.

By Abrajamha

i feel like all those superhero style images of the angry birds made it to a game, so we have red bird as some kind of batman, yellow bird as iceman, big brother as hulk, blue birds as flash (wich doesn’t make sense to me, since yellow is faster)and black bird as some king of intergalactic hero (reminds me of buzz lightyear and zurg LOL)

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

http://kotaku.com/5887628/the-new-angry-birds-space-nasa-trailer-is-pleasantly-ridiculous
Thursday March 8th at 10 AM New York time on ABSpace official website. Get Ready!

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Another breaking news! Angry Birds Space will be coming out for iOS, Android, Mac and PC next on March 22! Lamia and other PC and Mac users you won’t get disappointed this time.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Why were you guys asked to take thestickers down?

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By Laurence (@laurence)

maybe rovio decided not to release these stickers and didn’t want people to be expecting something they weren’t releasing? I can’t see them in the angry birds shop now, I don’t know if they were…?

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Something along those lines because I placed an order for them yesterday & my order was cancelled & refunded this morning. :(

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By Bob (@nnll14)

I had the page bookmarked luckily, and took pictures of the pictures of stickers, but when I clicked the link, it says this item has temporarily been removed.

By AngryBirdSpot.com

Sorry, we have been requested to cancel any Angry Birds Space order. Check back after this game released. Squawk!

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

Maybe the mighty alien or mighty u.f.o. will be there. Hahaha!!

By Kirby Mass Attack

What’s next? Angry Birds Mario?

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By RedBirdsBrother (@redbirdsbrother)

Don’t get your hopes up, Rovio would have to buy the right to use Mario first, and that would cost a LOT of cash. Sorry if i burst your bubble.

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Go to http://www.rovio.com and go to the news,you should read this:
“Angry Birds Space is coming! The new Angry Birds game arrives on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac on March 22nd. Stay tuned to the March 8th announcement for more information!”

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Updated. Thanks.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No need to post three times. The information has been added to this post. Copying/Pasting the ENTIRE article is not necessary.

By taz

what rovio meab pc for standalone? i saw update as feb 25th ia that i cant get angry birds space on my laptop through downloadbird something like that?

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

That means you could download the AB versions from the official Rovio site for PC.

Sorry, don’t understand your second sentence. March 22 is the release date for ABSpace.

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By stink_boy11 (@1111dav10)

My favorite part of the space video is when the astronaut is yelling “Stop Jumping!”

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Curious: Other Android users, which do you find more reliable/fast with updates? Android Market or Amazon App Store?

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By wanda (@wanda)

I find that Amazon is usually quicker, but that could be because I am on Amazon alot :). Rio updates always came to Amazon first, because they had an agreement to have it first, I think.

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By razlopa (@razlopa)

Here’s a picture of the bird in the video.

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By MUFC (@mufc)

Cool picture. I hope it is a new bird.

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By Shucky (@stefan)

It’s Bird Vader… Or… Maybe… Darth Birder!

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By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

Nice pun. I have one that has to do with the new trailer.

sigh lawn = Cylon!

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By MushMe

hey slim,
i’ve been wondering,what pictures did the post meant about the sticker?

Feb. 22nd, 2012 – Thanks to these awesome Angry Birds Space stickers (above) on we’ve got our first glimpse at some of the revamped birds and pigs in Angry Birds Space. I don’t know about you guys, but these look awesome! We were asked to take the stickers down.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We were asked to take the image of stickers down. Sorry, can’t tell you any more.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I have updated the post above to include a video related to this image. Any ideas?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Reminds me of Galactica … :D

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Suddenly reminds me of the Monster with the one-merged-big-eye.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

How about ME in a space helmet?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

It’s the yellow bird, but not yellow, he’s actually purple.

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By MUFC (@mufc)

How does you know that BL?

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By Silent Assassin (@silent-assassin)

It’s on their fb page

By AngryBirdSpot.com

Top Secret!

By KeimaKatsuragi

I think that’s just a revamped yellow bird. :)
The purple color is just the effect. :P

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By Sipke (@sipke)

First was the red bird just space version.Second is a yellow bird just space version.

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By Sipke (@sipke)

Then will come oder birds.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

There’s also a new wallpaper available on the space.angrybirds website :)

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By Bob (@nnll14)

You can switch between the old and new website by changing teaser 2 or 3 (if that’s the one that comes out on mary 8)to 1 or 2.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Those teaser images of canister tubes holding the birds just opened for the yellow bird,my guess is,the zig zag canister is for blue bird,bird shaped canister for big brother,see on facebook for yourself :D

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By Bob (@nnll14)

Your right, at first I didnt know what those were. Between now and march 8, I think they will keep adding new bird teasers and for each one keep changing the site. Per bird, they will open another one.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

It seems to me that all the canisters have been always open, and access the same (not quite) infinite series of photos. Are you seeing something else?

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

@mvnla2 see for yourself on facebook,open the fan page and the album “who are they?”inside,you will find 5 photos,yesterday only 1 can opened,inside was red bird,now,another can opened,revealing the yellow bird,that’s what I meant :D

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)

Yay it will come on Android the same day! I was hoping for that thanks for the info

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Yes,good for us,cause I can’t wait to play this “phemonemal out-of-world game” on my phone LOL

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By MushMe

Cool,the website space.angrybirds is all updated with this so called “cyclop” bird :D

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