Man, Rovio has gotten so darn good about teasing us with what’s to come. Today is no exception! On the heels of the amazing release of Bad Piggies comes this perplexing image that they just posted to their Facebook page. The caption simply reads:
The birds are about to go on an adventure… but where? Clue tomorrow!
So I guess we will know more tomorrow, but who wants to wait a whole day. Not this guy! Well, unfortunately, like you, I don’t know what this is, but it’s fun to speculate. Here is what I see:
- Something covered by fabric. Duh!
- It’s seems to be space, as I see stars in the background
- There seems to be a faint outline of an atmosphere behind it
- I see what look like bird feet sticking out from the cloth (right side is the most prominent). As @pigbob stated, upon closer examination they looked to be webbed
- Okay, maybe it’s not in space. It also could be underwater, or standing on top of the water.
- By playing with the brightness and contrast @dr-omega found the secret “Hi!” (click for image) that is hidden in the bird’s body. Nice work!
Now, with that in mind, what does it remind me of? Well, my very first thought was it looked like a robe a Jedi in Star Wars would wear. I admit, there is just no way that is what it is. Right!?! In all seriousness, maybe it’s a teaser for a new Angry Birds Red Planet update? Though, if that were the case, it’s not really an “adventure” because they’ve already been there. Maybe it’s a new bird?
Well there you have it. I have no idea! But it’s fun to speculate. Thanks to @kcox2116 for tipping me off about this.
I think its a bird, but we see only hid back. Thisthink on the top of creature may be feathers on his head. New bird in space ?
Sorry, i’m writting from smartphone. His back and this thing
its star trek!
Ice age, maybe?
Maybe its a whole new thing for Seasons where you can dress up certain bird types in Halloween costumes or a new power up for the bird called super bird! idk hahaha
Great idea Halloween seems likely
i sure hope it’s not Halloween, that would be the 3rd Halloween episode
I hope it is…Halloween is (or should be) a Seasons tradition for AB, along with Christmas. People look forward to these.
very true, but THREE episodes of the same holiday sounds boring, i’d kinda be embarrassed if it is
I agree, except for Halloween and Christmas. Those two are ABS staples, IMO.
I wouldn’t want three Piglantis’s…or BTS.
I agree. Halloween and Christmas are mush have episodes that should never retire.
Is it just me or do the feet look webbed
Yes, I just zoomed in on the image and they most definitely looked web. I thought before it was standing on something, but when you zoom in the it’s quite noticeable on the left one (his right foot).
I think that is just the cloth though….? Guess we will find out…
New space angry bird!
wow! what a nice look. maybe there’s gonna be a new bird coming out. maybe? i don’t know.
i hope it’s Star Wars realated!
Does anyone else see a faint HU in the middle of the body?
Somebody on Facebook said they saw an “HI” and thought that stood for Hawaii. I don’t see it.
I get a very “underwater-in-moonlight”y feeling when I see the picture. Maybe a scary underwater world for Halloween theme?
If it is a Seasons Halloween update, isn’t this a bit early? It is almost 4 weeks until Halloween still. Maybe a unlock-one-per-day update then?
I see a tray at the bottom, and it looks like it’s wearing a sweater.
I put this into Photoshop and just played with the Brightness and Contrast. Two things came to light:
1) There is what appears to be an eye on the left (and the fabric drapes where a beak would be). This is not likely a pig, as there are no ears.
2) Rovio appears to have anticipated someone trying this in Photoshop, as they wrote “Hi!” in the middle of it. LOL!
Awesome! I just put this into Photoshop and was about to do the same dang thing. So by adding, “Hi!” to the image it could either be a Rovio designer’s way of saying, “Hi! You found us.” Or, it could be, “Hi!” I’m a new bird.
“as they wrote “Hi!” in the middle of it”
This is absolutely hilarious :D
There seems to be a roman “2” where the other eye should be.
I see the eye it looks like it isnt very happy (lol :D)
Here’s a bit better version – I just adjusted the color balance rather than the brightness/contrast. The “eye” just looks like a fabric fold when you do it this way, but the HI! is more visible.
either a halloween episode or star wars episode for space that wat i think
@BirdLeader @DrOmega @pigbob — Boy, you guys have very good eyes, or overactive imaginations ; ) . How you see feet, let alone webbed feet is beyond me. The feet appear to be pointed outward (pigeon-toed) — totally on opposite sides of the head: if Dr. Omega is correct about eye and beak, entire “bird” seems to be a large head with feet sticking out of his neck???
I think the “feet” are just piled up cloth. Could be wrong, but that’s my take on it.
No other bird or pig for that matter has had feet to date.
Here’s how I see it:
@dr-omega Sorry I lumped you in the group who saw feet. I like your interpretation.
Those aren’t stars, but dust particles in the background. A hood yes, definitely not seeing the eye and the foot(?) though. It doesn’t have to be a character, right? A place of interest? Somewhere they’re going to go?
@mvnla2, “a large head with feet sticking out of its neck”? ROTFLMAO, now we’re talking real cartoon… :p Seriously, i thought the flock DO consist of head-only figures with tails sticking out of their back (Blu and Jewel not included)…
For some reason, this looks like it could be a penguin bird. On the side, it does look like flippers. Does anyone else think this?
would be a nice addition even though penguins don’t really ‘fly’
I don’t think this is a penguin, but I would love to see a penguin game. Shooting them in the air would cause them to flop. But shooting them down into the water, ala Piglantis would give them Yellow bird speed.
Plus, adding the Emperor Penguin as the new Mighty Eagle would be cool as well..
I LOVE PENGUINS! I also thought that. It looks like it’s looking upwards… The backround shows Aurora Boreal… Antarctic?
hmm, those feet kinda look like platypus feet.
it could also possibly be star wars like Obi Wan Kenobi in his shroud thingy.
I don’t think they are feet, but that’s something I never thought of.. a platypus is probably the best cross between a pig and a bird..
On the Google+ page for Angry Birds, the same image is on there, with the caption, “Who could this be? Check back tomorrow for a hint!” Furthermore, the filename for the image is “blacksocial1.jpg”.
The file name made me think that it would be added to facebook, but thinking about it deeper, they do sometimes name files for where they are used. So this may be the black image that is used on social media pages (google+, facebook, etc). So we can’t really extrapolate anything from that.
For what it’s worth, there is no new subdomain for angrybirds.com that I could find. Probably something that will be added to an existing game.
I think it could be something E.T.-based.
Webbed feet? Starry Scene? That only leads me to my only (and favourite) conclution: PENGUINS!
angry birds star wars?
That’s my thought too. It looks like a Jedi cape. Perhaps a Space update “Death Star?”
The cloth could be covering it like it is a surprise that will be unveiled
Maybe those aren’t feet at all.
It may not even be a bird. Think about it. It’s shaped like a semicircle and appears to have feet. None of the other birds are anything like that. Maybe it’s a purse or a bag. It seems to have what could be a handle. But that wouldn’t really make any sense….
And no, I do not think it is star wars-related.
All birds are different…
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looks like a space update!
hum, penguins made to fly in space, I like the idea
hum, penguins in the south pole killing pigs that invaded the continent
hum, a new bird who lives in a cave that kills pigs that happen to wander through
I can’t decide whether this is a Star Wars Angry Birds spin-off, or some new AB Seasons theme…
May be it is the star wars angry birds? I think this because of the brightnees on the image. Also rember those pictures of one of your podt in the past with a poll saying “do you think angry birds starw wars will become a real game.
I forgote to add that the bird looks like his wearing a darth vader coustom.
That looks like a Jedi robe. Like the kind that Obi-wan Kenobi wears.
Gandalf invites Bilbo to “go on an adventure” in the Hobbit movie trailer. Could it be Angry Birds Lord of the Rings or similar???
Great thinking out the box.. either way, I’m not really jazzed about Star Wars or Hobbit. I just don’t like crossing properties much..
Lord of the Flings!
Game #5 for the year 2012. I don’t see Rovio putting teaser work in like this for a new bird. The pink bird was similar but teased “someone”. Not a new adventure. I think the adventure means a new game and this thing under the cloak is the main character kinda like the red bird was teased first for Space. Remember Rovio has 2 solid months to tease and market this game for the holiday shopping season.
I dunno.. no new domain, but it is a possibility. We are still missing that 5th game. But I doubt they will milk it for two months. Maybe one month at best.
I would think a big Nov release would give them plenty of time to cash in on the holiday…so we wouldn’t be looking at just under 2 months. After this year from Rovio I would be shocked if they didn’t try to release something big for the holidays. I expect them to keep rolling, but who knows they could drop anytime, the time is now. Perhaps release a new set of birds “cousins” or somthing like that to sell more toys. Ask Hasbro, there are so many Optimus Primes you can sell before you have to try a Rodimus Prime :)
If it is a new bird, wouldn’t it be the first bird with “feet”
excluding the caged birds
Could be a space dome with legs?
I read Rovio’s comment as the existing birds are going somewhere new.