Bad Piggies Unleashed: New Gameplay Details Revealed

Squawk! Oink! Another day, another exclusive look at Bad Piggies. This time X-Play sits down (literally) with Rovio’s own Andrew Stalbow. This exclusive sneak peek comes on the heels of the amazing Bad Piggies Gameplay Trailer we saw on Monday. The difference? Well, this one reveals quite a bit more info, including some of the bacon-bits we thrive on.

What we know now!

  • The Game: The slingshot is replaced by your imagination and engineering prowess! Start the level by building an effective vehicle or contraption using the supplies on hand. The goal is simple: carry the Pigs from the start of the level to the end without killing them — ideally completing the objectives along the way.
  • Building Materials: Build your contraptions from blocks of wood, fans, wheels, ballons, and much more. Other than the Sandbox episode, each level will start with a certain number of components for you to use.
  • Gameplay will includes physics, engineering, flying, velocity, gravity, balance, and likely, some joy and frustration.
  • Episodes: Andrew says the initial launch will include 60 levels, with 30 more that can be unlocked. If you pause the video at 2:45 you’ll see the first two episodes show 135 stars. This means that each episode will actually contain 45 levels, so 15 might be unlockable. This is confirmed by there being 3-pages on levels. That’s not all though, as there is a “Sandbox” episode with additional levels (see below).
  • Episode 1: Ground Hog Day includes Levels 1 thru 36, and Levels I to IX
  • Episode 2: When Pigs Fly, we assume it will be in the same format, with 36 Levels and 9 special levels.
  • Sandbox: This seems to be a kind of free-for-all where you can build contraptions from a much bigger choice of components. Andrew mentions there are “four more levels” here, but the episode selection screen shows 100 stars. That doesn’t quite jive, so we will just have to wait for some more info.
  • Unlockable Bonus Episodes Based on the star count and what Andrew says we know there will be bonus levels. There will obviously be some levels that are unlocked by 3-starring a block of levels, but I’m hoping some are unlocked similar to how Golden Eggs are.
  • Updates: As is to be expected, Rovio is planing to release regular updates.

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Avatar of swanzRank: Fling King with 4410 points
By swanz (@swanz)

looks nice. but no ‘fastest time’ or ‘points’ ?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

No points as far as we can tell. But there seems to be time based challenges.

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)

no leaderboards :-(

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By ColinHexr (@colin-hexr)

Give rovio some time to develope it further it is only at its baby stage.

By Takacs David

seems no. just like in AA

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Has pricing ever been discussed?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Not yet, but likely $0.99 mobile, $2.99 tablet, and $4.95 PC / Mac. That is purely speculative.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Thanks BL :-)

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

this keeps looking more and more fun! sounds like it will be bigger than AA

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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

Time to use everything that I learned in my physics class!

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

I wonder if you get to see the whole level before building your vehicle, like in AB shows you the pigs structure before you begin…otherwise it might be hard the first go around.

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By ColinHexr (@colin-hexr)

I havent learnt physics but im sure non physics people will cope

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

I’m sure that trial and error will be the prevalent method for eventual success in the game. Physics knowledge not necessarily required. Having seen the video above, I’m wanting this game even more.

T-6 days to go!

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By Birds! (@theog)

When i saw the video (and the previous video) it looks like there’re three categories to three star a level: all pigs were safe, collect the star block and the vehicle didn’t broke

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By Dorito (@dorito)

I think you’re right. Taking a look at the level completion image, there are three icons above each star: the first one is a pig, the second one is a star found in the level, and the third one is a “no-krak” symbol.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

It looks like it also may be different for each level. At 1:29 you see a small pig, no wheels used, and a king pig with a small pig.

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By Birds! (@theog)

eh, wait a second, i saw the image above that two of three icons were circled (the pig and the star). and the background image has a broken tire

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By Birds! (@theog)

@birdleader will you make a new site for bad piggies walkthroughs?

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By Dorito (@dorito)

Probably not. Consider the fact that they are using this site for Amazing Alex walkthroughs as well. If it’s Rovio gaming news, it’s here (IMO).

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By sal9 (@sal9)

No decision has been made yet.
ABN will be the home of Amazing Alex and the Piggies for the time being.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Indeed. Bad Piggies is a true part of the Angry Birds universe, so it will be covered here the same way we cover Angry Birds. Amazing Alex is a bit trickier.

Fun fact, I do own the domain AngryPigs.com, which we could do some fun things with.

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By Fooly8

Maybe the name should change to the Rovio Roost… Just kidding.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

April Fools Day should be interesting around here..

By Indie_guy

I love the birds, building stuff is not my cup of tea. I will download it, but probably not like it.

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By ColinHexr (@colin-hexr)

Come on its made by rovio, a part of AB, what more do you want?

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

This is awesome! So looking forward to playing!

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

This looks like so much fun. I wonder if the Piggies are taking the eggs to an island that will come back in another AB game or app where the birds will try to get them back? Playing both sides of the story now! Nice!

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By kai92 (@kai92)

Can’t wait for it! Just 1 week to go!

By Jeff

Wait a sec did i just hear them say PC will be released on the same day that it comes out for iphone and android!? If so heck ya! Been waiting two months for amazing alex to come out on PC it would be awesome if bad piggies came out the same day as all the others

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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

You heard correctly and so did I.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not so, sorry. A bit of a delay until it comes to PC.

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By Balooon (@balooon)

Do you know why? :c

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Just always been the plan.

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By lJose (@ljose)

I think I know why. In the video, you can see that you must press (sometimes) two or more buttons at the same time. You can’t do this on PC/Mac. Maybe different levels for PC and Mac

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

For PC and mac version, I think you just need single click to activate the button than hold it. So, it doesn’t need new level.

By Jeff

great….hope the wait isn’t as long as amazing alex i have an android simulator on my pc that i use for amazing alex sucks not having an actual pc version of it though

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By Shucky (@stefan)

What android simulator do you use??? Always wanted to have one for Cut the Rope… :)

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By Birds! (@theog)

Blue stacks. You can get it through bluestacks.com . This simulator can sync games and apps from an android device(search bluestacks on Google play). But this simulator can’t play gravity based game like temple run and doesn’t detect multi touch

By Jeff

That is exactly what i use and ya multi touch doesn’t work with a mouse cursor so you can’t play all apps. I just use it for amazing alex since there is no pc version out yet

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By Birds! (@theog)

But, if you play AB on it, you can zoom by Ctrl + or Ctrl -

By pig_popper

Who said you can’t play gravity based games.
I can play temple run.

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By Birds! (@theog)

Nope, when I play it, it’s stuck at “imangi studios”

By pig_popper

Actually, it takes time to load, you have to wait for a minute, then see if it comes.

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By Roshan_X (@roshan_x)

I’m using it too ,I downloaded it primarily for playing Amazing Alex but I was disappointed when I figured out it was a trail (demo) version .

By Gbird

Then why did they guy say it was coming out on the 27th for PC along with iphone and android. (He said it around the 3 minute mark). Was he mistaken?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I believe so. All the websites and Rovio employees on Twitter say no.

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

Windows 8 will come out in October so maybe Bad Piggies will come out the same date with it for PC

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Looks like an extremely interesting game to play. The sandbox looks intriguing to build the “vehicles” for the pigs. What a novel concept that pigs are going to fly.

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

@sal9 will it be formatted for the iPhone 5?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This is not yet known, but it’s unlikely. Rovio has said that they will adjust for the 16:9 resolution eventually, but not immediately.

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

Aww man.

Apple should have different versions of the game for the 5 (like they did with the iPad and HD apps) so that people get the same apps on their 4s or 4s’s and people with the 5 can get the app to fit their screen size- they could put 2 plus’s on the app instead of one or something like that (maybe a different color?)

im definitely upgrading to the 5 and it would be bad (for 5 users) if it didnt fit the new resoulution :| :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I feel like having separate apps would actually cause far more problems. For one, users would have to re-purchase any app they wanted, and their progress may not transfer.

Developers will likely adjust their coding to check what resolution is desired, then run accordingly. However, this will be done over time.

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By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

To solve this, they need a cloud service.

By Indie_guy

This is an easy update from them. No need to complicate things with additional apps.Just like how they made the original angry birds HD on the mobile devices, they’ll do the same here.

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By Chris (@chriss)

What happens if you play a 16:9 iPhone5 game on an iPhone 4 or 4S?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It centers and the extra space on the is left as gray, supposedly.

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By Chris (@chriss)

If this is really true, I hope they won’t change Angry Birds. Otherwise 25% of the screen would be grey.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Can’t wait till the 27th! I love creating my own stuff! This game looks really challenging and intriguing!

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By hasan (@hasan)

woo ! 7 days again before the piggies being famous !… In their own game…

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)

By seeing this video we can conclude that rovio LOVE physics.
Angry birds was basically projectile motion and bad piggies seems to be more about building a more stable vehicle.

I have a doubt if rovio had made this game before acquiring the casey contraption’s,would there have been any legal issues for rovio

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By ColinHexr (@colin-hexr)

Amazing alex was also physics based. Rovio people must got straight A’s or a good game maker.

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By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

I know iOS 6 has been released today, but my device is a 3rd-generation iTouch, so I can’t upgrade to that (I’m at 5.1.1, BTW). The graphics seem spiffy as I can tell from the video, but I’m sure Rovio won’t set the minimum OS spec way too high. Maybe 4.2 or 4.3 perhaps?

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By AngryBirdsLover119 (@angrybirdslover119)

I want to play but don’t have iOS or Android.I just have PC.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

@angrybirdslover119 You can still use Bluestacks App Player :D

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By Birds! (@theog)

Like I said above, download it through bluestacks.com

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By Balooon (@balooon)

Its free?! :D

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By Birds! (@theog)

Yup, it’s free

Avatar of Dr. OmegaRank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Here’s some info on BP for PC, but not sure if it only applies to those in the UK:
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/angry-birds-spin-off-bad-piggies-coming-to-retail/0103293

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By golden eggs hunter (@witeek)

Will we have to pay on Android?

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Hopefully FREE \(^_^)/

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By Birds! (@theog)

Yeah, I hope it’s free and compatible for my galaxy mini. I’m still wondering why is the second image above has an ad

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not known. Possibly a paid ad-free and a free ad-supported version.

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By Birds! (@theog)

So, let’s wait till 27th and see if there’s a free version

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By golden eggs hunter (@witeek)

I hope so. I don’t have credit card so… ;(.

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By hristaki032 (@hristaki032)

Amazing just amazing.

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

If there’s any update, I hope the update will include Angry Birds, so you must dodge the birds attack when using your vehicle. Also, Im looking foward for another pig character like helmet pig and mustache pig because it seem you can only play as freckled pig and king pig

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

Yeah, and the birds should die when they touch the wheel or get squished by the vehicle and there should be like more pig characters like, female pigs and of course, HATS! what would a game be without hats?

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By Lilonow (@lilonow)

This looks so epic and original, never saw anything like this before. Makes me like the pigs. Bye Angry Birds Nest… I’m moving to Bad Piggies Pigpen.

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By Igor122 (@igor122)

It looks really great, I hope it’s available for 1st gen iPod Touch

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The OS version on 1st gen is so low, I doubt it will be compatible, sorry.

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By myhthk (@myhthk)

It looks great but is not that easy to play ….. may need some time to get used to it …..

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Hmmm. I’m looking forward to the first reviews on Bad Piggies (BP). This looks like it’s going to be a lot more challenging than Amazing Alex (AA). I was going to purchase AA but doubt I will now as it appears to be aimed at a very young age group – perhaps under 10. BP looks like it might be a bit more “any age” like AB.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

@ABN Staff – Check out this guy. Sound familiar?
http://www.fanpop.com/spots/angry-birds/articles/184837/title/bad-piggies-unleashed-new-gameplay-details-revealed

Can The ABN Legal team issue a C&D or anything to prevent him from doing this in the future?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

There are too many of those unfortunately. Stupid Leechers.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We probably could, but what’s the point. He’s unlikely to gain any real following. Leechers will always exist.

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)

what is a leecher?
when i searched on google it is displaying results related to torrent.is it related to torrent?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It has many meanings in the online universe, but context usually makes it clear what one means. Yes, the most common Internet leech has to do with torrents and file-sharing sites. But in our context, a leech is someone who simply uses our site’s content (usually word-for-word) and passes it off as their own work. This is also called “scraping“.

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By MUFC (@mufc)

Very cool! I can’t wait for it! Bad Piggies I join your side! Bye Angry Birds! Just kidding! :)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Odd addition to the BP Facebook page today – a pic of a newborn pig with the caption: “Congratulationz — Itz a piggy!!1″

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/26633_365368010210158_856892221_n.jpg

What could this mean? Something to do with the game or maybe just an inside message to one of the Rovio staff working on BP??

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

very interesting, it could be apart of the story line of the game

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

or a trap! so that the AB fans would be turned to the piggy’s because ‘cute’, or ‘those birds best not touch it’, or something like that…well played pigs…..well played

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Awe, it’s so cute! Wait, keep focused here. It’s cute now, but will be a gluttonous enemy soon enough!! Beware!!!

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Slim – be careful – one would think you don’t like the piggies… ?

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

indeed slim they grow up to be vicious and evil so quick, even when it’s a baby i find it disgusting

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

with all the eggs the Piggies have stolen, it seems only fair for the Birds to steal a piglet.. Maybe that’s why Freckles is so obsessed with flight..

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i don’t think the birds should stoop to their low, but that would be funny!

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By Dorito (@dorito)

So cute, yet it freaked me out a little. O-e

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

it all ready has wrinkles and is obsessed with eggs, and it will become evil quickly……run for your lives!

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Gosh, this game is going to make us attached to the piggies and when Angry Birds expands, something bad will happen….

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

Did anyone notice the there egg-toys hanging from the basket, or the blanket has eggs on it?

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By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

I’ve never seen anyone say anything about this new “Freckles Pig” that appears to be the main focus of the app.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

There was some talk of him when there was only the Hogwatch videos. Not much is known about him at this point. He is the only pig with freckles. He seems to have a preoccupation with flying and/or building machines. He has an audience with the King pig in a lot of images, so there might be a familial connection there. Conversely, the Mustache pig/Grandpa pig called him “son” in the comic, but it was unclear if he was referring to him as his biological son or just using a colloquialism from an elder to a youngster. He is definitely the main character of the BP game, though, as he appears to pilot all the vehicles and is on the loading screen image.

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By georgeyves (@georgeyves)

what is hogwatch?

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Prior to the gameplay trailer launch, the site had the Piggies watching random clips from various old films. Check out the earlier news post here for more details.

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Do you guys think this could connect to the launch of AngryBirds trilogy?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I doubt it. The two seem super separate.

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By PJng (@pjng)

Slim, video showing

This video contains content from G4_CEG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.

Sorry about that.

Cannot play.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Cc: @BirdLeader @FujiToast @Sal9

Looks like we need to find a new video…

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By sal9 (@sal9)

I changed the link to a video from x-play’s account. It should work now.

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By PJng (@pjng)

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

@sal9, i see this error.

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By georgeyves (@georgeyves)

no!put the old back!it loads for me!

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