Angry Birds Go Coming Soon! A Brand New Game from Rovio

Angry Birds Go Coming Soon Featured ImageRovio 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.

Per Rovio’s press release:

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.

What are your thoughts? Let us know below!

Tags: Angry Birds Go, News
Category: Angry Birds Go Racing News & Updates, News

    Comments (69)

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    Maybe some sort of racing game where you destroy the pig’s vehicles as you run/drive? Whatever it is, I’m EXCITED!

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    By Legosponge2015 (@legosponge2015)

    That’s what I thought…

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    By Polytronic (@habink)

    An angry birds take on Road hogs?

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    By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

    A game like Mario Kart is sorely missing in the mobile realm so lets hope Rovio puts together a quality social experience similar to that. I can see it now…being able to play anyone through Rovio Sync and having the birds dropping bombs (black), eggs (white), bubbles (pink), speed burst (chuck).

    Rank: Flinger with 30 points
    By Spyroflame0487 (@spyroflame0487)

    I’m thinking it’s a tie in with the movie “Turbo” which comes out in July. Rovio recently worked with Dreamworks Animation to make The Croods game, so it makes sense to me that the partnership would be extended.

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    By Beakins (@beakins)

    Maybe not because it takes place on Piggy Island :)

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    And if it was, it would be called AB Turbo. AB Rio wasn’t called AB: a beautiful city in South America, and AB Star Wars wasn’t called AB: Kind of like space. ;)

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Rovio website says stay tuned for more updates on AB Go over the summer, so it sounds to me like it isn’t coming until Fall.
    Still expect something with Bobba Fett tomorrow. Is it only a toon, or something more? AB Go appears to be a 3D game, so maybe there will be 3D introduced into SW???
    Can’t wait.

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    By crbassassin (@crbassassin)

    I also think this is going to be 3 dimensional as opposed to 2d.

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    It could be a multiplayer game where you connect devices and destroy a structure or something faster than the other player. Maybe even online play like Words with Friends or Draw Something?

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    By Josm (@josm)

    Online Play? i hope not… I hope it is coming fr PC as an stand-alone ap same as all the other games

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    By MG516 (@mg516)

    Really looking forward to a new twist with AB Go.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    The thing that came to my mind was the old Looney Tunes cartoons. The background sorta looks like the Road Runner settings. And since the Road Runner is a bird, that could explain the speed in which the red bird goes shooting down the road.

    Just a thought.

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    It’s exactly what came to my mind when I watched/heard it. bee beep:)

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @sparty83 I have same feeling about that background, very much like Loony Tunes Road Runner (I loved it).

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    That was the first thought that came to mind after viewing the video. Maybe launching the birds not to fly but to zoom on the ground after the pigs.
    Also a new bird may be introduced with new powers and attributes in the new game.
    The count down may set the parameters and time to use the bird’s powers for destruction of the pigs.

    By NerdyBirdy

    I hope it’ll be compatible with my tablet

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    Hmm…. An Angry Birds racing game…. That would definitely be a first. But for now, let’s wait and see for more news about this.

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    By Raj (@rajpreetbgt)

    I speculate that it might be a temple run style game….as rovio explained it is a action packed game …all games of temple run style are action packed…..

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    I think @aman should get some credit, as he posted a few days ago on a forum that Rovio would report some news from E3.

    Also, I could have sworn I saw a forum for a game called “tiny thief” and now it’s gone.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I haven’t seen any references to E3 in several months.

    For our posts about Rovio Stars, see this page.

    By unknownman

    AB Go seems good. I like racing as much as building things, so i will like this game. Seems like Mario Kart?

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    My first tthought was that it could be something with timing. Like a normal level, but it’s counting your time until you’ve popped the last pig. Or you have to kill all the piggies before time runs out. It can be anything, but somehow I think that time has got something to do with it :D

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    By Josm (@josm)

    As the post says: ‘It’s Angry Birds, but not as you know it!’ ;)

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    Haha, yep I saw that :D But if there would be timing involved, it really wouldn’t be the same as it is now, ’cause now you’ve got time plan your strategy and aim without hurry. If there would be a certain time that you have to clear a level, it would change a lot. This is just my opinion, but as I said in my previous post, it really can be anything :D

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    By . (@minh)

    An Angry Birds racing game, that sounds interesting. I love flinging as much as building vehicle, may be this game is a combination of Angry Birds and Road Hogs, but let’s wait for more information about the new game

    By harvey

    i think its kind of a game where you upgrade the bird when it is flying.

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    By BadPigX3 (@badpigx3)

    i love this! i think this might be released 3 months later, and i think that the levels will have moving cars. Or will the birds race each other by slinging the cars in the slingshot? Only time will tell…

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    OMG, OMG, OMG! I am so thrilled. Brand new AB game, I can’t wait and hopefully expect it come out before November. Ideally, in my personal case, I’d love to see it late summer when I will be on vacation.
    What to expect? I am not enough creative and couldn’t guess anything smart but one thing that I know is that I’m gonna love it, whatever it be. Rovio develops awesome games and as Bad Piggies is the most creative game (for me) in all gaming world I do expect that AB Go would be its’ counerpart, maybe even better.

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    I can’t believe when i read this. A Brand New Angry Birds Game. I can’t wait for it. It sounds really awesome and interesting. Great News!!

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    By Xano2323 (@xano2323)

    So THIS is the suprise they were talking about!

    Also, I think its going to be a racing game where you can race against AI or connect online and play with friends!

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    By Spacer (@spacer)

    Maybe its like a race between birds and pigs or birds and birds? IMO it could be like use the slingshot to send the bird farthest and fastest ‘coz I swear I heard the stretching of slingshot before the bird flew. Also I hope it lands for all the platforms :)

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    As Rovio’s press release says: “Closer to Piggy Island than ever before”

    It means the episodes in ‘Angry Birds Go’ will be related with Piggy Island.

    And to my guess, Bad Piggies levels are on Piggy Island. May be, they will add episodes from Bad Piggies to Angry Birds Go.

    They can also introduce some new Birds, with New Powers!

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    By Fireboy (@nichol424)

    I like that idea and maybe the new birds will be the regular birds but in cars

    By Jason

    Looks like an Angry Birds take on Roadrunner vs. Wile E. Coyote. Could be fun!

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    By Fooly8 (@fooly08)

    I think it will be that you choose a bird to launch, and you must try to reach as fast as you can in a certain distance without crashing into obstacles. There is a Speed Goal, and if you finish the level with the right speed (or higher) you WIN!!!

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    By Birds! (@theog)

    Hmmmm… Maybe it’s like Pokemon Dash ?

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    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait, it is a bird but it’s on the ground and oh boy is it fast lol. It’s got my interest :).

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    By Gab196 (@gab196)

    I think it will be like this: With the eggs as the end, the piggies will try to reach them with their vehicle, so 1) You have to reach the eggs before them 2) You have to destroy the piggies’ vehicle (as a counterpart of Bad Piggies).
    But whatever it is, I’m excited too! Every Angry Birds game is welcome :)

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    Me too! That would be awesome, destroying piggy vehicles.

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    By PK (@pokemonguy93)

    Breakin News: Hasbro + Rovio enter into expanded licensing agreement for AngryBirds incl Angry Birds Go!
    rov.io/17gDJo6

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)
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    By Legosponge2015 (@legosponge2015)

    Wow! I Speculate that this will be Bad Piggies, but with the birds. My dream game is Angry Birds flying out of a Golf cart and pushing pigs into an Underground Lava Lake…

    This might be the Angry Birds 2 that we found a link for? Possibly? I could look into that possibility…

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    By Legosponge2015 (@legosponge2015)

    What I mean is, maybe it will be the same as Bad Piggies, but you fire the birds out of a moving contraption at the pigs. A bad piggies car with a Slingshot on the roof.

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    By Omega X (@omega-x)

    I have a another theory.

    The player can take the place of either the birds or the pigs, if the pigs, they have to make their own vehicles. If played as the birds, they have to use the slingshot to destroy a vehicle.

    I also have another theory.

    The player can play as a bird or as a pig. It is in the version of a racing game, like Mario or something like that. They ride in a vehicle, and they race through a course.

    Looking forward to this update!

    Omega X

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