We are proud to be the first to announce the next update to Angry Birds Space — called Pig Dipper — is coming soon. The details are very sparse, but there are definitely some things worth reporting, so without further ado.
Note: On December 7th, we received word that the episode name, as appears in Game Center, has been changed. The original name was “Water Galaxy”, a strong contributor to our speculations below. All references below reflect the updated name. This reminds us that we should never omit our favorite disclaimer: “These names are subject to change.”
- Since the original name we reported was, “Water Galaxy”, we’re going to go out on a limb and speculate that there might be traversible water in-game. Maybe we will see something similar to what what we saw in Angry Birds Seasons Piglantis. It had new physics that exploited both buoyancy and density. Again, this is pure speculation as of now.
- As you can see from the image above, it looks like Power Ups are indeed coming to Angry Birds Space. If you aren’t familiar with Power Ups, you might want to check out our classroom lesson or our ABo v2.2.0 release post.
- We do not know if these will be precisely the same Power Ups, but there is little doubt that Sling Scope is superfluous in Angry Birds Space.
- For those of you who may be upset about the introduction of Power Ups, I offer you a potential silver lining. Based on the image, we are willing to speculate that Power Up scores will be distinguished from the non Power Up scores. How? Well, that we don’t know. We could be wrong, but we like to look at things from a glass-half-full perspective.
We are definitely excited! Are you? (disclaimer, don’t just say, “Yes”)
While you are welcome to share your opinions about this update below, we kindly ask that those displeased with Power Ups express their opinions in a suitable forum thread. This is not the place to vent about said issue. That said, Rovio took our previous feedback very seriously, which is one of the reasons we believe we’ll see separate scores. Fingers crossed.
Lastly, another special thanks to @Nobelak555 for his ongoing assistance and sleuthing abilities.
New Image: On 8 January, Rovio released a teaser image on Facebook (caption: “Coming soon. (Quack!)”) and Twitter (caption: “Bathtime! #comingsoon”). Here, we include the image from Twitter as it shows a little bit more. We hope this means that Pig Dipper will launch within a matter of days!
New Pig Dipper Trailer
On January 9th, Rovio released a trailer for Pig Dipper (yes, the name is now confirmed!) The caption says the update will be available “*very* soon” and the video says “Now available”. So perhaps we could see the update land within a matter of hours! The water physics look similar to the Piglantis episode of Seasons; the video says 30 levels will be included; and the Power Ups look completely new!