Just a few days ago we shared news about a mysterious Allspark looking egg that Rovio leaked. At the time we were unclear what exactly it was, but most thought it was an Angry Birds and Transformers tie-in. Well, you were right! Today Rovio and Hasbro announced that an Angry Birds Transformers game IS coming soon.
Details are sparse, but we do know a few things:
- The Autobots and Deceptcons will now be the Autobirds and Deceptihogs
- The mashup will include a game, Telepods, and likely toys, shirts, and more.
- Awhile back @dr-omega posted news about the Angry Birds Transformers Telepods line-up. At the time the names of the toys made it sound like Angry Birds Transformers would be part of Angry Birds Go!
It also looks like we can match some of the birds to their Transformer counterpart:
- Red: Optimus Prime
- Chuck: Bumblebee
- Terence: Heatwave
- Hal: Anyone know?
- Egg: Allspark
The Deceptihogs are a bit harder to map, so if guys have any thoughts please share them below and I will add them here..
Okay, with all that said, one BIG question remains …
What type of game will it be? Will be be a racing game like GO!, a RPG like Epic, a traditional flinger, or something completely different. Let us know what you think by taking the poll below and leaving a comment.
Want to know details as soon as we know them? You’re in luck, as we’ve created a Angry Birds Transformers news channel so be sure to check back often. At this point anything more that I post will be pure speculation, so let’s wrap this up with some details from the press release.
“We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. “This mash-up is going to appeal to those who grew up with the brand in the 80s, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!”
“Angry Birds Transformers provides fans worldwide with a fun, new story and characters, and innovative ways, like our TELEPODS platform, for consumers to engage with the brand” said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer at Hasbro. “We collaborated with Rovio to create opportunities for kids and families to experience Autobirds and Deceptihogs across multiple formats and entertainment platforms, for a completely immersive branded experience.”
Later this year Hasbro will introduce a product line featuring TELEPODS technology which will enable fans to teleport their favorite Angry Birds Transformers characters into the game and gain unique powers.
One last thing ….
I LOVED Transformers as a kid. So much so that I collected pretty much all the toys. Fortunately, I happen to have almost all of them left, including the Dinobots! My kids will love playing with them even more now!