2015 is not even a month old and Rovio has already released an expansive update to Angry Birds Space and HockeyBird made his debut as a playable character in Angry Birds Friends. So what does the future hold for Angry Birds games in 2015? Here’s a sneak peek at two games already soft-launched in different parts of the world – Angry Birds Fight! and Angry Birds Stella POP!
Continuing the trend of breaking into new game types started in 2014, comes two puzzle games in the same vein as popular puzzle games, Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled. These games are already available for download in the iTunes store certain countries. It is unknown if and when they will be released world wide, but it is likely to happen, as this process (known as a “soft launch”) was used for AB Transformers and AB EPIC.
Not much is known about these games, other than their official description and a select few screenshots from the iTunes store but we will try to bring you the latest news updates as they become available.
First up, available in Canada, is Angry Birds Stella POP!
The official description:
Angry Birds Stella meets bubble popping in an exciting new adventure! Match and burst bubbles across Golden Island with Stella and her BFFs in this addictive new puzzle game.
Play Golden Island’s #1 game today!
The bad piggies have gotten hold of Stella’s bubble wand and are making a mess of Golden Island! Can you help Stella and her superpowered flock pop all the bubbles to free the trapped critters and stop the naughty pigs? Look out, you might meet Gale along the way…
– Match and pop bubbles to save critters, stop piggies and score big
– Special Pops – a six-match streak unlocks a superpowered bubble
– Unlock boosts for added bubble popping power
– Action-packed gameplay – get out your slingshot and start popping
– Loads of addictive puzzles like Drop the Pigs, Beat the Clock and many more
– Master your bubble flinging and use strategy to crack tricky levels
– Explore the Golden Island map with beautiful graphics and enchanting music
– Challenge friends and see their progress by connecting to Facebook
– Sync your progress across mobile and tablet
Rovio commented on the Stella POP! soft launch briefly on their blog in late December.
Angry Birds Fight!
Next is Angry Birds Fight!, available in Thailand.
The official description:
Get ready for a showdown in Angry Birds Fight! – a match-3 frenzy where you take on other players in real-time battles of strategic, bird swapping agility! Join your favorite flock on a journey to match tons of addictive feathery puzzles!
GET READY TO RUMBLE
Play against friends (and foes) in real-time matches. Race against the clock to match as many panels as possible to power up your bird for the fight! GRRRR!
Equip your birds with wacky weapons and questionable armor to give them more health, attack power and also some special skills to give you the edge. It’s fight or flight!
SET SAIL AND FIGHT
Explore uncharted islands packed with challengers – then knock ‘em out in a match-three frenzy! Win to unlock more birds, weapons and other items. Just look out for the Monster Pigs…
CHALLENGE other players globally in real-time match-three puzzles
POWER UP birds for the fight by matching faster and better than your opponent
MATCH 4 to activate special powers, MATCH 5 to start FEVER TIME!
WIN fights to gain XP, win items and customize your flock and your ship
ACCESSORIZE with different items to increase health, attack and add skills
EARN bird coins in fights to buy more weapons and accessories in the shop
PLAY the lucky slots to unlock more items – go on, give it a spin!
Are you excited to see these new additions to the Angry Birds app family? Will you be downloading once they are available, or are you more of a classic flinger? Do you think Rovio breaking out of the classic flinging games is a good move for the Angry Birds franchise? Any guesses about when they will launch world wide?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.