Angry Birds Seasons Back to School Update Coming Soon

A soon-to-be-released update to the Angry Birds Seasons franchise looks to be called, “Back to School” and, as we expected, will include a brand new pink bird. In the video above notice that the pink bird carries a bubble wand. She happily bounces around to and fro while blowing bubbles, large and small. That is, until she happens upon the pigs, who are doing what they do best: plotting a master plan to steal the birds’ eggs (a plan that includes an iron of all things). When she gets angry she uses her bubble wand to blow an egg shaped bubble, which acts as a sort of decoy and lures in the pigs. Since the pigs aren’t the most brilliant of creatures they chase the bubble to their ultimate demise.

That is a long winded way of saying that the pink bird’s power seems to be the ability to blow egg shaped bubbles that act as a sort of decoy. Exactly how this will work in the actual game remains to be seen, but regardless, I am excited and can’t wait to see.

I should note. A “Back to School” update isn’t exactly what we expected. When Rovio teased us that a new pink bird would soon join our beloved flock a few super-sleuths made a brilliant connection between the female pink bird and the forthcoming Chinese Qixi Festival. The Qixi Festival is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day, so it made complete sense. Anyhow, as brilliant of a guess as it was it looks like it was wrong (always fun speculating though!).

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By PJng (@pjng)

On calender, Qixi festival is on 23 August, is Thusday again.

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By golden eggs hunter (@witeek)

Great! can’t wait

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

the one level that doesn’t sound fun

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By Gizmo (@gizmobird654)

Maybe the bubble acts like a small explotion in the game

By Takacs David

i think pigs and block are trapped in bubbles, fly up, pop when they’re sky-high, and break when hit the ground

By GEhunter

Or they could act like the egg in AB space and lure pigs away and into blocks, popping the pigs.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

I think you’re right. After all, the video clearly seems to indicate that the bubbles power is that of a nigh irresistable lure for the pigs.

It will be interesting to see how it works within the app.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That could be because the bubble was shaped like an Egg, not a perfect sphere.

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By ncisgrabert (@ncisgrabert)

Awesome! So many updates with cool features. I def don’t mind waiting a little longer for an update. The update for the original AB came last week but bcz I have an Android, I had to wait a little longer. Today, the update with the new features plus ME was a great surprise.

By sibarra

Did you say you got mighty eagle on android?? I updated yesterday but I don’t have the power ups or the eagle….

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

For Google Play

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

Perhaps ME will hit Android with this update as well. Then it will be interesting to see how they add it to Rio.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

That seems to be very possible. Then again, it doesn’t have to be part of a new episode to be introduced.

By Takacs David

I can finally practise my ME skills for 1 dollar, infinite, so I can easly earn feathers in AB friends

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

True. But it seems to be par for the course.

By haha

She may have a super power related to bubbles, because they focused very much on bubbles in the video xD

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Very safe bet…

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Aww, she’s so cute! Although, I had really hoped that the seasons update for this summer would have been the Olympics, but oh well.

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By Fillmore1234 (@fillmore1234)

Hmm. Is it just me or does this not really seem like an exciting update? The Pink Bird sounds cool but Back to School isn’t really a Season like Piglantis (although the water feature in Piglantis made the levels awesome). It should have been something more for Autumn or Thanksgiving (although that is a long time away)

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By burbman (@burbman)

Well according to all of the retailers in my area, it is “back to school season” right now. I do prefer the episode names that play off of some egg or pork theme though, which “back to School” obviously doesn’t.

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By PigFlinger1234 (@pigflinger)

IMO, the play-off of the word “back to school” is “begg to school”.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Out of curiosity, how is that Pig/Bird related? Begging is something dogs do, but not pigs or birds.

Were you going for a bacon reference?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Would like to know how they”re going to create a physics model for an egg-shaped bubble.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

They’ll probably use the same or similar paramaters as the balloons.

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By Angry_BrownBird (@supermad_bluebird)

Not back to school……..
Anyway I’m glad to meet a new bird joining the flock.

By Margew

Any update is a good update as far as I’m concerned. I don’t care what the theme is, they always find a way to make it challenging.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

I don’t know how I feel about a bird with an object, ie. the bubble wand. Will she have it while you fling her, I the bubbles just come out of her mouth. Hopefully these bubbles are pretty strong and when blown underneath structures they will lift them up and topple them over. Similar to the Orange bird but lifts up rather than deflating.
So we were off on our Qixi Festival theory. Still, I like to think that Rovio released these teasers sooner than they wanted to because they needed to squish the Qixi Festival idea being posted around the internet.

By Anton

We dont need anymore chinese or asian Seasons in Angry Birds. After 3 different asian themes in less than a year Im really tired of them and looking forward to other Seasons, like this one.

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

Im sure the Chinese were saying the same thing about the 7 US themes they played through.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Fair point.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I’ve already commented there many chinese thematic episodes in ABS + one Japanese. However all other episodes in seasons are not exclusively American but international (and Haloween is Irish, isn’t it?).
Some African or Mexican (and other Latin American) also would be nice. I’d like some latin fiesta!

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I would love to see the Indian Holi festival. It’s so colorful! Imagine the birds swapping colors, or getting recolored with powders..

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

I;m guessing she will be similar to orange bird. She will blow bubbles and they will push everything away from hwe.

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By PigFlinger1234 (@pigflinger)

Cool! Though i wonder what she would do with these bubbles…

By Kaleb Demmitt

I’m just happy Rovio is sticking with Seasons. Not happy they reminded me that school is about to start though…

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

Awesome! Really looking forward to playing with her soon! :)

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By hinarei (@hinarei)

could have worded that better, @harrystar6 :P

looking forward to this. Pretty much any update to Seasons gets a tick in my book :D

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

@hinarei thanks :D

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By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

I think the bubbles could act as a magnet of sorts to the pigs. Or she could trap the pigs in bubbles so that they can drop somewhere else and get killed.

I sure hope there’s no controversy about the Pink bird’s gender like what happened to the White Bird.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I don’t think so, Pink Bird is undeniably a girl.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Now we know, a female pink bird, with a bubble blowing wand in a Seasons update. It is always great news for a new addition of an AB game or an update to a present game. It nice to see the folks at Rovio are coming up with new and creative ways to present the bird/pig relationship. Maybe this is the start of bird “tools” that will be used in the future to capture and destroy the pigs.

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By AngryBirdsLover119 (@angrybirdslover119)

I don’t want to go to school!But I want Angry Birds Seasons Update.:)

By Gbird

I think the new episode should be named “Bacon School” (a play on “Back in School”)

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By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)

Haha I like it :)

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By Pink Bird (@gegegegege)

looking forward to update it on my iphone :)

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)

Aw she’s SOooooo cute! I want her as my new Avatar!!! Perhaps the pigs will move around in this episode and when we sling her, we’ll have to try and aim at where the pigs are and once she lands on them, they are incased in her bubble to trap them and then tap the screen and they disappear. Kind of like Ice Bird in space freezes them and they die only once trapped in her awesome egg shaped bubble you tap the screen and “Poof”, they’re dead.

By Jumpluff

SO cuuutttte! Maybe the Bubble is thrown into a crevice and slowly expands.

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By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)

Haha kind of like the orange bird but in slow motion…would be interesting.

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By kirby of the stars (@kirbyofthestars)

there’s only 2 things i want to know about this update:
1:when will be released?
2:how many levels will it have?

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

Haha, yeah don’t we all! My guess is that it will start you off with 15 new levels, with 30 more to come at a later update. When? I got nothing for that.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Seasons updates usually come in a single wave.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

Oh ok, well there you have it. Bill’s super high level of experience with Seasons. I’m hoping before the end of August. School will have started by then. Once ABN gets wind of updates, they usually come pretty fast… at least for I-device users. Androidites may have to wait a minute, but it is getting better.

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By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

Wow! Thats a great idea by Rovio! We have our very first Female bird technically and it has a super cool power!

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Well, I think white bird is female because she is “Mother of all bombs” according to Game Center, but yes, it’s cool!

By GEhunter

In real life, the female birds lay eggs, so that makes white bird a girl.

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By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

But Angry Birds isn’t real-life, so it is just a dude. You also see a female version of the White Bird in the Hogs and Kisses-update (not playable) with a ribbon and it blushes, so… I think it is just a male.

By GEhunter

That’s the same bird.
Besides, rovio has already answered my gender question and proved white bird IS a girl.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

It should be noted that Rovio has gone back and forth over the glass/ice issue too..

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By Lilonow (@lilonow)

They’ve confirmed it this time (actually over 2 times on twitter) that white bird is a female. I dunno why nobody believes it.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Because they released another character who appeared to be a white bird with standard cartoon feminine characteristics and the classic white bird has none.

Also, the pink bird, female pig and red female bird all share these female characteristics, but the white bird has none.

And Rovio has given “official” statements on the glass/ice issue that contradict later marketing as well.

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By Brendar1218 (@brendar)

So this week, or next week?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We don’t know. At least a week, I would say.

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By Brendar1218 (@brendar)

Yeah, that seems likely. Ah well, still need to finish three starring those star egg levels in ABS. Gives me time to do that.

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By Sasho95 (@sasho95)

Great!!! A brand new episode and character. I hope “back to school” will not come at the beginning of school year. I don’t want to wait(also I don’t want to go back to school too, I want to be endless summer, but it isn’t :( ). But I’m so happy to see coming new episodes for Seasons and Space :)

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

The Teaser Video is Great and well done !!!

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