You’ve heard it here first! I think we can put the speculation to rest. In keeping with tradition, Angry Birds Seasons will receive its third annual Halloween update. And not only do we know that the update is coming, but we are relatively sure it will be called, “Haunted Hogs”. This could obviously change, but only time will tell.
Now, details are very very sparse at the moment, but we are willing to speculate about a few things. Our disclaimer here is that absolutely nothing is confirmed or official, but since these questions will likely be asked by fans, we will express our opinions as “answers”.
- We believe this update will be v3.0.0 of Seasons, and start a new group called “Seasons 2013”. Why? Trick or Treat (originally, “Angry Birds Halloween”) was v1.0.0 and the first episode of the 2011 group, and Ham’o’ween was v2.0.0 and the first episode of the 2012 group.
- If we had to guess, we think it will be released this coming Saturday, October 20th, 2012. Why? Angry Birds Halloween was released this day, as was Ham’o’ween. It’s not your typical Thursday update, but rather it’s an anniversary release.
- It will likely contain 30 levels. Why? This was from the Game Center screenshot, which showed “test scores” upwards of 3.3M points. This is consistent with, say, Summer Pignic and Ham’o’ween.
- More than likely there will be at least two Golden Eggs, one hidden, and one for 3-starring all levels.
More Angry Birds Halloween Goodness
The last thing we will say — besides “WE CAN’T WAIT!!!” — is that you should check out our awesome Angry Birds Halloween post. It contains awesome activities, downloadable pumpkin carving templates (adult and kid friendly), info on Rovio’s official Halloween contest, and more.
awesome really. i hope for pc too
I would assume so; either same day or within 1-2 days of the iOS and Android release.
Finally we have another updat for Seasons. I din’t think that there would be a Halloween update this year, but this oneseems good!
I think theres gonig to be a halloween update every year cause trick or treat started it all
Same here, and very surprised it wasn’t released today…even though it is a Sunday.
Thank you for the information. Seems to be the year of the pig with Bad Piggies and Haunted Hogs. Looking forward to the release.
And they took over original, and us becoming darth vadar!!
even though i don’t think another Halloween episode is necessary, this one looks fun!
So what would you consider as “necessary”?
wow, only two days to go.
Yeaaaah good news :-) Can’t wait!!!
Yay! What a great treat for us. Thanks for keeping us informed.
I would add an update to ABS about the “End of the world” (21st December). I don’t think the world will explode (or something similar) that day, buy dream is always good.
Sorry, I mean “always is good to dream” and “December 21st”.
A bit dark for a holiday season …
Hehe, “play it while you can” ;)
Logic is broken all the way…
at the end of the game, it erases all of your saved game data for all AB and BP games.. NOOOOOoooooo!!
With the cherry on the cake: entirely wiping all your device’s data progressively – blocks touch control so that you won’t be able to do anything, resets WiFi settings, removes all your mail accounts, deletes all apps, removes GameCenter games and friends, disables Siri, logs out your Apple ID from AppStore GameCenter and iTunesStore, removes all your notes, depletes your contact list, ejects SIM card, blocks hardware buttons, disables FaceTime, removes Camera app, disables emergency calls, disables connection with iTunes.
After all of this, it will say “SCREW YOU!’ and restores itself to factory status.
I don’t want to update if this is true;)
Hey, don’t worry. It’s all made up :P
Awesome! Thanks for the news. Been waiting all month for this one!
In seasons, i love the Halloween episodes most. why? i love to play it alone in dark room… so waiting eagerly
@AMslimfordy : You rock! Thanks for the heads up. :)
Nice gift of Halloween mental “candy” for all of us AB addicts. Its great Rovio is keeping tradition with this theme. Halloween makes for great backgrounds and game playing.
Now that we know for sure an update is on the way, I really hope it is a kid-friendly horror theme. Following the Frankenstein and Jason in the contest post and this post. There are a lot of cool things that could be done with that theme. Vampires, werewolves, Scream mask, Halloween masks (Michael Myers)and etc.
I was rather surprised that they used the Jason hockey mask. Back in the day, that was the utmost in R-rated horror. Now it is apparently “kid-friendly.” My how times change..
@dr-omega, ha ha no kidding, the Jason mask gave me nightmares when I was a kid. Not exactly “kid-friendly”, although it looks kind of benign on a pig. Do you suppose Freddie is next?
I am really looking forward to another Halloween update, even though I found Trick or Treat to be one of the toughest episodes ever, I love what they’ve done with the whole theme.
@dr-omega @karen68 I agree with both of you. Jason was the scariest horror figure back then. Todays kids have become desensitized to violence, because of terrorism and the media. However, looking back after watching newer horror movies, who really would have gone back in a house to get their keys when a man in a mask with a machette was waiting for them. Today’s movies are much more disturbing.
I’m starting to scare myself with my intuition on releases. Can’t wait, not only are Halloween releases special for Rovio, they are special for me. They mark the first episode I ever started playing.
I have an intuition that Christmas will also see a release.
This marks the 1-year anniversary of me playing Angry Birds and the release of the Orange Bird!
Wait. If seasons 2011 is pigs and seasons 2012 is birds, what will seasons 2013 be?
Here’s my proposition:
2012-Changed to the eggs.
That might not be a bad idea if they add 2013 on the left side. That way the pigs and birds would both be looking at the eggs in the middle.
It´s for PC?
Yes though not necessarily the same day.
I love the Halloween update every year always tough looking forward to this and a new Christmas episode on the 1st December
Along with the talk of December, Angry Birds will be turning three years old on December 11, 2012! We could expect an update of some sort.
Since we will likely still be within the “Bad Piggies” episode, at most it would be an update therein.
Finally I’ve been waiting all month for this
If they do release on a Saturday, I’m gonna be mad. That was the one constant we had, knowing that updates came on Thursdays, and this will be the second in a row on a non-Thursday day. So it means we are completely in the dark about releases..
Well.. except when they announce it like Star Wars.. :P
I always look forward to Thursdays because I know it’s a likely time for AB updates. Updates on days other than Thursdays is a real disappointment (don’t ask me why XD).
That’s awesome news, but I really hope the Mighty Eagle will available for Android in this update…
Not another Halloween episode…
i feel the same way
Once again, a PERFECT opportunity for a Thanksgiving episode, but what do we get? Our THIRD consecutive Halloween episode in a row.
I can understand doing Christmas once every year, but Halloween isn’t important to every living person on this planet. Just think; Thanksgiving is all about a big feast, food etc, so just imagine the scenarios with the Pigs having thanksgiving dinner and stealing the birds’ eggs as they do so.
Another thing to mention, the rumored release date is also when Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel releases.
Not sure that the birds will enjoy a feast mostly based on roasting another bird.
Or somthing like this:
The birds meet a new friend turkey. He becomes part of the flock, and the other birds are glad that he had joined. But then, the pigs capture the eggs and the TURKEY. In the maybe 15th out of 30th level, the birds free turkey. and then the turkey can be used on the slingshot in 16-30.
In Spanish… ¡Pajarito frito! (Fried bird)
Not sure that “every living person on this planet” plays Angry Birds ;)
But remember, each episode has a Worldwide release. Thanksgiving is primarily an American holiday (though some other countries do celebrate a Thanksgiving on a different day – e.g. Canada had Thanksgiving on October 8th).
Granted, some like Cherry Blossoms are tailored to a specific country or region, but Thanksgiving, as much as I would like to see it, just doesn’t have a lot of play on a worldwide scale, which is Rovio’s audience.
St. Patrick’s Day is American, too (if I am not wrong).
It’s Irish – celebrated all over the world (I believe).
I would have LOVED a Thanksgiving episode, but no, we get another redundant Halloween one!
there still could be a thanksgiving
1) “Every living person” celebrates American Thanksgiving?
2) How would mid-to-late October be “perfect” for a Thanksgiving episode?
1) No. In Europe (Spain) it’s called “Nochebuena”.
1) I don’t think non-Americans care about American Thanksgiving. I think they couldn’t care less about a small group of Puritan Christians from Europe “discovering” a continent that had already been inhabited for thousands of years.
2) I don’t think mid-to-late October is at all the time to release an episode celebrating a holiday that occurs in late November.
I never said “mid to late October”, I meant more along the lines of mid November.
That’s a month away. Who said no?
Love the Halloween tradition….Can’t wait to play…Again!
Third Halloween? Do you also will be the third consecutive Christmas?
I see no reason why there wouldn’t be one.
Is there gonna be scary movie hogs!If they are Yay!
No, but there is a series of short animation movies coming out soon.
To be honest, I’m not too excited for this update. I mean, a Halloween episode seems to be getting a little old for me, and I’m more of looking forward to ABSW coming out, but it still looks interesting.
No way! Halloween and Xmas updates are some of the best IMO. I just love Trick or Treat.
I’m gonna have to agree with Dorito, ROVIO can do better
That’s not even fair. You haven’t even seen the update yet and you’re criticizing it.
I could care less what the themes are. To me an update to any of the games is just another opportunity to play new levels. Any update is fine by me. Bring ’em on!
I agree too. Any update is way more than Fine to me
Sure, more levels can be fun, but about exactly the same theme THRICE can be annoying.
In my honest opinion, I think this is getting a little crazy. angry birds seasons has A LOT of levels in the entire game itself. For some reason, this isn’t so exiting to me, because this is the third time Rovio adds a Hallowen episode. Now we can all basiclly conclude that there will be a seasons 2013 episode. So would Rovio have no choice but to add levels for the 2013 holidays? I think it’s kinda crazy. My opinion.
Plus, it isn’t so exiting. Rovio posted mysterious pics last years. This year isn’t so exiting. No teaser animations or nothing
How about the fact that we were THE FIRST site to report this? It wasn’t intended to be announced yet.
If you guys don’t like it, try creating your own worldwide sensation and update it as you want. Or uninstall the app. I don’t see why you guys want to criticize free, frequent updates.
I’m much more excited for Seasons than I am for Star Wars. Star Wars characters as birds seems silly to me. My opinion…
Halloween are my favorite episodes! I also agree with @playdbird about the Star War, seems a bit silly…
I love updates, it’s just that I don’t think we need THREE halloweens, it’s great/fun holiday, but I think TWO is enough
I think we should be happy that Rovio is very generous at providing updates… Any update is a good thing…. Besides I really enjoyed every halloween episode!
I love halloween episodes, I think they are the best of all Seasons, and I was hoping there would be another one this year. So, I am very excited about this coming update. However, I think I would prefer a new game, say Seasons 2, rather than more updates to Seasons, mainly because they cannot include more achievements into the old game. I would prefer to pay for a new game, but have new achievements and leaderboards in the Game Center.
I just checked back on my comment today, and all I could think of was “Yikes! What have I done?!” But in all seriousness, I am still going to like this update, no matter what. It’s new levels, still, right? All I’m saying is that I feel that Halloween is seeming to become a little repetitive. But hey, that’s just me. No offense.
*puts hands up and walks away backwards*
PS: I like the Star Wars game. Just saying.
The background in the contest, could that be this update’s background? Seems like that to me
I can’t wait for this! IMO, doesn’t matter what the theme is, been a while since an update has arrived. :D