Alright, details are sparse at the moment, but Rovio is definitely planning something. Sometime during the night the Pigs formed themselves a union and decided they needed to go public (you can see their press release below). In addition to the press release, those portly pigs have launched their own Facebook and Twitter accounts. So what’s going on? My guess is this will eventually end up with a brand new game, but that’s just me. Whatcha thinkin?! Yu likez? Share your insightful thoughts and opinions below.
Rovio has confirmed via their September 4th press release that “Bad Piggies” is indeed a NEW app. It will be launching on iOS, Android, and Mac on September 27th, with other platforms (Windows Phone, Windows 8, and PC listed specifically) “following shortly”. It’s also notable that in the press release they say that there is, “not a slingshot in sight!”
We also dug up some additional game play details from an exclusive look that Fast Company author J.J. McCorvey (why don’t we get these?!) received:
- It sounds like the same pick of play appeal of Angry Birds will be present in Bad Piggies, yet the game play might be more similar to Amazing Alex. “”There’s not much intense thinking required: An intuitive interface guides the player in assembling the vehicle, and if it crashes before collecting all three stars, the player is taken right back to the start screen.”
- Those pesky pigs just can’t get enough eggs! “The swine are stranded on a desert island and have to build vehicles and contraptions to make their way to the delicious eggs that they can’t seem to get enough of. Though there is a three-star mechanic at work, there are no birds in sight, and the pigs are bouncy, jovial, and downright likable–a far cry from the snorting, antagonizing characters from the Angry Birds installments.”
Official Press Release from the “King Pig Office” on “Piggy Island”
Today – Piggy island
We haz Facebook and twitter
Yu no like?
We has new
k thanks bye
Pigs are awesome. Birds stink. OINK OINK! 4 more info check out facebook.com/badpiggies
Thanks to @sal9 for the awesome image at the very top, which he compiled from a few of the teaser images. Below are some additional teasers, including a YouTube clip.