Rovio is out in LA today at the world-famous E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), and they took this opportunity to announce A BRAND NEW GAME!
The game is called Angry Birds Go! and details are extremely limited at this time. Rovio’s initial tweet says “The evolution of Angry Birds will be known as #AngryBirdsGo!”, and on Facebook confirmed that it is indeed a brand new game.
For now, you can head to go.angrybirds.com to see what Rovio is willing to show us. Here’s what I see and here: I hear the beeping of a starting line (like in drag racing, for example) and see “Ready, Set, Go!”. I then hear the iconic sound of a slingshot being stretched, and see a red blur speeding away in a cloud of dust.
Those birds and piggies are getting ready for their most thrilling and action-packed game yet! All your favorite characters are returning for a brand new title that will bring you closer to Piggy Island than ever before. It’s Angry Birds, but not as you know it!
As we said, there’s little-to-no details out there. But hey, we wouldn’t be the best Angry Birds fan site on the web if we just sat here and didn’t speculate!
Early Speculation Time
- Since it’s still called “Angry Birds”, obviously our feathery friends should still appear. Right? And you can hear the slingshot, so that should still be there too!
- Based on the mini-animation that you can see at go.angrybirds.com, my early guess would be that this is some sort of racing game?
- Or, if you want to be a bit more conservative than that, perhaps “classic” Angry Birds gameplay with a racing theme?
- When will it land? Of course, we have NO idea at this time. And seeing as 22 March (when both Rio and Space launched) has already passed, that one’s out of the question. And maybe 8 November (when Star Wars launched) might be too far away to tease this early.
- What platforms? Again, NO idea whatsoever. But since the animation at go.angrybirds.com works on mobile devices, I’d guess that the normal run of users will get it: iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and maybe a few of the more common miscellaneous platforms.
As information comes in from Rovio, we will either update this post or create new ones. We all know (too well) how Rovio loves to tease, and we can expect the same about Angry Birds Go.