We Have Our First Glimpse of Angry Birds EPIC! Rovio’s Ambitious RPG

Angry Birds Epic Main Teaser ImageThis is your ABN News Roundup for March 12, 2014. I’m @dr-omega.

Rovio recently teased a new Angry Birds game with a medieval theme. Our sources on Piggy Island can now confirm what was suspected: the game will be a free Angry Birds themed RPG, called: Angry Birds EPIC!

Details on the new game are as follows:

Get ready for a bird-tastic FREE RPG adventure filled with “weapons” (whatever they could get ahold of), magic, bad guys and silly hats! Lead your feathery team into battle now – it’s going to be EPIC!

Angry Birds Epic Weapons Upgrades and Battles

EPIC Weapons!

You’ll be able to, “Craft amazing battle-winning weapons like a wooden sword, frying pan or stick thingy with a sponge on top!”

EPIC Upgrades!

Gameplay will evolve as you, “Level up your characters, armor, weapons and potions to become a legendary hero ready to take on the mightiest pig warrior!”

EPIC battles!

Wage war with, “Turn-based battles between our heroic flock of warriors and those green snout-nosed scoundrels! It’s easy to play, but difficult to master!”

Angry Birds Epic World Overview

EPIC Worlds!

Adventure is out there as you, “Explore a fantasy Piggy Island with everything from tribal villages and frosty mountains to tropical beaches and mysterious caves!” In the image above we finally have our first glimpse of Piggy Island from above. It definitely looks EPIC!

Angry Birds Epic Characters Knight and Mage Screenshot v2

We can confirm at least two character classes:

  • Knight – Red Bird
  • Mage – Yellow Bird
  • … more to come

There you have it! So what do you think about Angry Birds EPIC? Let us know below.

If you are eager for a bit more information there is an excellent article in The Guardian from Monday, March 10:

When I meet Rovio’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Peter Vesterbacka at the SXSW conference, he’s enthusiastic about the latter game [Angry Birds EPIC], which will be the latest expansion of Angry Birds into a new gameplay genre – although details remain under wraps for a few more days.

Angry Bird EPIC Soft-Launch?! What the heck is that?

The Angry Birds EPIC! teaser video noted that it is scheduled to soft launch in Australia and Canada. The Australia version of International Business Times also noted that Angry Birds Stella was also set to soft launch in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Have you found yourself asking, “What is a soft launch?” We’re here to help!

Wikipedia describes it as:

A soft launch is the release of a website, hotel, or other product or service to a limited audience. Soft-launching is a method for gathering data on a product’s usage and acceptance in the marketplace, before making it generally available as a hard launch or grand opening. Companies may choose a soft launch to test the viability of a product or to fine tune a product before implementing a larger marketing effort.

Basically, it means releasing a game in a small market to test it and work out the bugs, before releasing to a larger audience (usually a full worldwide release).

Angry Birds 2014 Release Schedule

With all of the announced launches, it’s easy to get confused. To help, here’s a list of all the known upcoming Angry Birds releases for 2014 and beyond (some dates are not confirmed):

  • Special Angry Birds Friends “Bomb Tournament” next week
  • Angry Birds GO! Sub-Zero update – “Coming Soon” 2014
  • Angry Birds GO! multiplayer update – Unknown, said to be coming in 2014, but not with the Sub-Zero update
  • Angry Birds GO! Transformers – Telepods and other items to be released in September in the UK. Game/App unknown
  • Angry Birds Stella – Fall 2014 (game and merchandise)
  • Angry Birds EPIC! – 2014
  • Angry Birds comic book from IDW – June 2014
  • Angry Birds the Movie – July 1, 2016

I’m @dr-omega and this was your ABN News Roundup.

Tags: Angry Birds Epic, Epic Soft Launch, News, News & Rumors, RPG
Category: Angry Birds Epic News & Updates, News

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Comments (93)

By John

Seems to be interesting. Although I prefer to pay for the app once and enjoy it playing without micropayments. I hope Rovio will take serious last warnings from US (trials) and UE that saying “FREE Game” is not ok to clients, when they need to pay for things inside app.

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By Ahmad (@ahmadathar)

I think it will not going to release on pc because of in-game app purchases just like Go!.

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By Chris (@chriss)

This was also my first thought. But did AB SW II not release for PC?

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By Ahmad (@ahmadathar)

You are right but AB Star Wars 2 does not offer the game play like GO! and this one i mean EPIC.

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By Bob (@angrybirdsarmy)

I thought Angry Birds said on Twitter that they will have it on PC but i might have read it wrong.

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By Mahdi Prs (@mpg973)

Oh, I saw a thing in Angry Birds Epic:
http://angrybir.de/1d1dfum

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

New Angry Birds-based turn based RPG in a medieval setting announced a few days after the new South Park game which is also a turn based RPG in a medieval-esque setting.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT

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By AngryBirdsLover (@angrybirdlover)

Wow, its medieval?

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By Alfiandi Hestiono (@alfiandi)
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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

TA DA – it’s launched! Downloading it as I type. Won’t be playing long though – it’s 11.42pm here – 17th March.

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By karen68 (@karen68)

It’s available in Canada as well! :)

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Sadly, I didn’t get any lift off (on my iPad) for that launch. It wouldn’t load and yes I tried the old turn device off and on again. Result is I deleted it. Will wait until some one tells me it’s loadable/playable before trying again.

By Chris

Yep same prob; got to slingshot woods and now crashes every time I startup on iPad…withdrawal! C’mon Rovio/AB a fix please:)

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By Josm (@josm)

Game is out in announced countrys. Epic.angrybirds.com is online

By Abby

Why can’t I get angry birds epic

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

Rovio did a soft-launch for iOS only to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Please see our news article Angry Birds Epic Soft Launch Out Now for more information.

By Vanessa

I wish to play the game but it is not yet on the US.

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