Angry Birds Seasons Piglantis Update Coming Soon!

It seems like forever since the last Angry Birds Seasons update. The last update was Cherry Blossoms, which landed back in early March. Fortunately, the wait shall soon be over! What’s next? Well, based on Game Center it looks like the new Angry Birds Seasons update will be called, Piglantis!

Just like the lost city, little is known about this update. We don’t know when this update will land. We don’t know how many levels it will contain. We can speculate that the theme is going to be something similar to Surf & Turf, since i doubt it will actually take place under water (not to say it wouldn’t be cool, but it seems like a drastic change.) But we do know one thing: It’s gonna be awesome!!! So keep your eyes peeled both on your AppStore and here at AngryBirdsNest. We will likely be the first to report when the episode is released.

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    By loox (@loox)

    Question (it’s also a bit of a whine. Thought I’d try it since whining since some use the superstition on the walkthrus to 3 star a level)

    I have had the new icon on game center for at least since I saw this article on June 4th (though no mention of Piglantis achievement). I am not a developer so every time Game Center indicated a new AB icon or achievement the update followed within 24 hrs (maybe 48 hrs time or two), but never this long.

    Does anyone recall such a lag between Game Center changes to an AB app and the actual update?

    Okay, two questions. On a somewhat related note, Slim at one point explained to me that Game Center has a max number of Achievements and Achievement Points (1000). So how can the developer/sandbox thingie show a Piglantis achievement when Seasons hasn’t had new achievements for the last two updates because the Seasons achievements are maxed out? It makes no sense to me unless Game Center increased its limits or perhaps the point value of the previous achievements has been reduced by Rovio, no?

    If I didn’t have the new icon on my Game Center, I wouldn’t have believed this… Because im with @chriss on this one: Piglantis is an odd name for Seasons but more importantly because they can’t add the achievement at all for the reasons above. Wha am I missing?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    It is taking a bit longer than usual. The debugging phase can be longer depending on the issues encountered.
    As for the achievements, I think you are confusing Leader Boards ( 25 max ) with Achievements ( 1000 points budget ).
    AB Seasons has 15 Episode Leader Boards ( including Atlantis ) and one Total Score LB, for a total of 16 LB. So there is room for nine more.
    For the achievements, at 980 points, they are pretty much maxed.

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    By loox (@loox)

    Very helpful. I get it now. Thanks Sal.

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    By loox (@loox)

    But a follow-up if I may… I rarely look at the GC leaderboards (thought there was only one per game or app) , just the ABN ones…

    Regarding achievements, I don’t really care so much about the badges. I am more interested in the challenge some of them pose, score addict especially. But without the achievement listed, take for example the last Seasons update: Dragon, I had no way of knowing what the score addict achievement was other than looking at the bottom of My Leaderboards here on ABN. Yet early in this thread, some mentioned the high point value of Piglantis and how it might indicate the possibility of 30 levels instead of 15.

    Where do I find this on Game Center?

    In fact there is a lot about Game Center I don’t understand, such as whether deleting an app from the iPad will delete the achievements you’ve obtained (i lost my game center achievements upon reinstalling poker pals, for example, despite choosing to save my GC “leaderboard” data… No mention of achievements appeared in the pop up warning, so I just assumed the achievemts would be saved as well.. So I never delete GC apps, even when I am done with them. As a result, my iPad full of old apps and makes syncing take a long time). Nor do I understand the whole “play online with a friend via Game Center” concept and Apple’s site only has very enimic GC info. Perhaps this would make a good ABN article.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    That person had a Sandbox account, which showed the scores of the Rovio employees who had already played the levels. Based on the scores shown, there seems to be far more than 15 levels.

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    By loox (@loox)

    Thx

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I’d like to add one thing.

    It could very well be that this is an “Advent-style” episode, which means it must begin on a specific date. If Rovio wants the app to be released on a specific date across iOS/Android/PC/Mac, they need to submit it to those stores far enough in advance that it’s guaranteed all pass the QA phase in time.

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    By loox (@loox)

    I thought of that, but Summer officially begins on June 20th (on the northern half of the globe, anyway) and I can find no other world holiday that relates to Atlantis or the cultures associated with Atlantis such as Greece, or even ancient Mayan holidays. (… And I am fully aware that it’s more than a little OCD that I checked.)

    I mentioned this before but Seasons is by far my favorite AB iteration. In fact, it’s my favorite iOS game in general. Although it does cause my productivity to drop when a new update arrives ;)

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    @loox As Sal said above that Rovio that they will try to find new themes and ideas as well and try to surprise so I don’t think that every episode will have to be-related to a Season.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    I disagree. For AB original, you are right. But in AB Seasons, the episodes should be related to a season.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    it’s got to be an enormous challenge finding holidays that appeal to a broad international audience. Since we don’t know what will actually be in Piglantis, which may very well have summer themes throughout, it seems a little early to judge still. I have little doubt, in fact, that it will be tied to a season. If it’s not tied to a season, so what? All I really care about is having more levels to play.

    Even so, it’s Rovio’s game and they can do what they like. Personally, I would far rather continue to receive updates rather than have the game retired (and they could have done this when they ran out of space for new achievements on iOs.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I understand, but I’m just guessing at this point. We have no choice but to wait and sea ;)

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    That is an excellent point, @amslimfordy. I hadn’t thought of that, and it makes perfect sense.

    By birdgamer

    When is it coming out? Tomorrow? I’ve waiting for new updates very very long! It’s already a very bad thing that I couldn’t download Angry Birds Space!

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    By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

    We don’t know yet,hopefully today… n,n

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Quote from the article above:

    We don’t know when this update will land. We don’t know how many levels it will contain.

    By birdgamer

    Oh well

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    Yesterday I was thinking about this “piglantis” episode and trying to equate it to a season. What if Piglantis is the country that the birds/pigs are representing in the Olympics, and this is the Olympic episode we all thought would be such a good idea? I don’t know why they would do this so early, unless it were an advent type episode leading up to the opening ceremony on July 27. I guess we will see for sure soon.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    @Burbman — This is a fantastic guess! Bet you are right! But even 30 levels at one per day until July 27 means we won’t see it for a while. : (

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    maybe 45 like the old ABO episodes? I guess I can dream can’t I?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    The scores seen were around 2.9M. That’s likely too low for 45 levels (Trick or Treat scores are in the 4M range). Just looking at the Seasons leaderboards, it seems to fit 25-30 levels pretty well.

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    By wanda (@wanda)

    @burbman, that would be so clever! I can’t wait to find out :).

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    By Jen (@jennifer-cooke-rabig)

    Woo Hoo … can’t wait!!!

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    By Traneric (@traneric)

    Eh i found a link on the net with news about piglantis Please have a Look and Tell ms what u think.
    {link removed}

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    It’s a fake.

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    Misleading information, not official.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Fake. The level screenshot is from one of this week’s Facebook Tourney levels.

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    By Traneric (@traneric)

    Ok Thanks a Lot for the infos

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    By OneBadPiggie (@onebadpiggie)

    Yeah! I can’t wait until this update comes out! But I wonder if it will really be underwater…

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    By Pacharapol9 (@pacharapol9)

    Cool ;)

    By birdgamer

    i wish there are 30 levels!

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    By lJose (@ljose)

    I agree who says that “Piglantis” is not a season. However, if the update will be launched, I say, please, that Rovio make the way of show the score like the other flavours (With the stars, not so ugly as the game)

    By birdgamer

    What is Piglantis all about? Summer-theme or etc?

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    no one knows yet

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    By Imaginary Bird (@im_an_angry_-bird)

    Darn. What’s taking this? Did it take Summer Pignic or Season’s Greedings this long after the GC update?

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    By hristaki032 (@hristaki032)

    I’m thinking that there is going to be something new in this update.I mean birds going underwater.Maybe the birds are going to be pulled up by the pressure?I don’t know but there is going to be something new for sure.

    By DrMac77

    Angry Birds just posted a picture on their Facebook page that says “Greetings from Piglantis” and it shows yellow bird being shot out of the sea and some othe underwater creatures!

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    The update might release this week! :D

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Awesome! Seems its going to be under-water.

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    Very excited! Judging from the photo, it seems that the levels would be playable underwater!

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Here is the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150955693834928&set=a.428114379927.205212.314467614927&type=3&theater
    What about the half yellow / half green bird?
    This may eliminate the possibility that this is related to the Olympics???
    @mariokart-cruz What indication do you have that it might release this week?

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    By Kathy (@kathy)

    Ty for the link @mvnla2 ..it looks like yb was half pig under water…maybe there’s a time limit if you don’t beat it your birds turn to pigs..hmmmm.can’t wait:)

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    By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

    It’s just some darkened part of the Yellow Bird.

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    @mvnla2 For most of the Angry Birds Seasons updates, they were released within two weeks. The maximum number of days it took was for Wreck the Halls ~ 14 days, while the minimum number of days was for Summer Pignic ~ 2 days.

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    By foley200 (@foley200)

    Maybe birds will be playable on land and in water, and will react differently depending where they are.
    Imagine slinging a bird from under water and it goes fairly slow untill it breaks the surface before shooting off at regular speed!

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    By KeimaKatsuragi (@keimakatsuragi)

    This is why I think Atlantis will be in AB Seasons…
    1. Hot summers make us all go into water, on the beaches and into sea. And city of Atlantis is supposed to be under the sea. XD
    2. You all know that AB teamed up with Nasa and created AB Space. Well I searched and figured out that Nasa released shuttle named Atlantis into space on 8. July 2011. It is now retired.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Atlantis

    Sorry for bad english! :) :P

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    By PdB (@playdbird)

    Now that we know the birds will be underwater I think that Rovio may have thought that the franchise was getting a little stale…so they changed things up completely with Space.

    Taking the birds underwater may create another spike in interest like Space did. Just an opinion, but they underwater game play may create new buzz.

    Where can the birds go next? They’re in the air, in space and now in the water. What’s left?

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    By You Spoony Bird! (@destinypancake)

    They also went underground in Mine and Dine, so… I really don’t think there’s anything left!

    By birdgamer

    Could it be perfect for 33 levels, just like Mooncake Festival? Mooncake Festival is in a range of 2.8 M to 3.0 M, I guess so?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Somewhere around 25-30 would be a safe guess, based on the scores seen.

    By birdgamer

    Wish there are more Goldn Eggs, instead of 1, just like Easter Eggs episode! Morr levels, more fun!

    By JP

    The angry birds twitter page just confirmed that it will be part of the AB Seasons version.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    We knew that long before because of Game Center.

    By JP

    I was just commenting because some people were suggesting it was going to be it’s own version, especially after the longer than usual wait.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Again, the only confirmed information is that it is called Piglantis, an episode update for Angry Birds Seasons.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We knew this was an episode of Seasons.

    By birdgamer

    Rovio said they don’t give out rrlease dates in advances so that mean we shall wait and see. Hopefully, this update shall land this week and I saw Angry Birds Wiki yesterday on Piglantis. They said it is based on Summer Solstice and I don’t think the name ‘Piglantis’ is suitable.

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    ABWiki is not a reliable source since it could be edited by anyone.

    By birdgamer

    But don’t the administrator could handle these posts with mistakes?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Read my post above. Everything else is pure speculation.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    Even if AB Wiki was a reliable source (which, as many others have pointed out, it isn’t reliable), it doesn’t say what you claim.

    It does not say Piglantis will be “based on” the summer solstice. It says it will be “released” on/around the solstice. That’s very different (and pure speculation anyway).

    By birdgamer

    But it said on the post Summer Pignic saying that Piglantis is based on Summer Solstice (it’s probably false).

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    I don’t know where you mean (what is “the post Summer Pignic”?–Summer Pignic was the name of the Seasons update last summer).

    The only things I have found online about Piglantis in reference to the solstice area about the release date. And, as I and others have said, this is nothing more than speculation (and it doesn’t appear to be speculation based on a single shred of evidence).

    If nothing, the artwork released by Rovio would suggest that Piglantis is based on the lost island of Atlantis–which is not really a surprise.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    “on the post [entitled] Summer Pignic”

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    Thanks, @amslimfordy. Still waking up. . .

    By birdgamer

    Heard from Angry Birds Wiki: Is this update coming in 20th June 2012??

    @kartflyer I belive Kartflyer thar AB Wiki is not a reliable source since it can be edited by anyone.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Quite right. There is no existing evidence to say when this update will land.

    By Lisa

    New Utopia space levels just out on App Store now….

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    By Victor (@victor-ko)

    The update was out last week.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    It’s a new update, just in, 1.2.1 with Game Center bug fixes.

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    By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

    Off topic,but I figured out why it is called Atlantic Ocean.
    Atlantis is at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
    So,Atlantis-Atlantic.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    Sorry, the professor in me is coming out for a short moment of geek. . .

    The Atlantic Ocean is not named after Atlantis. It is named after the Greek god Atlas (the suffix “-tic” means “pertaining to,” or “related to”). Thus, it’s the ocean of Atlas (the ancient Greeks actually called it Atlantis Thalassa, which translates to English as “sea of Atlas”).

    The first use of The word Atlantis to refer to the name of the underwater city was in Plato’s dialogues. Atlantis is a legendary military city that sank after trying to invade Athens. The etymology of the name of the city isn’t totally clear, but it likely got it’s name from the ocean, not the other way around.

    Okay, I’m taking off my professor hat now. . .

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    By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

    @doctonynyc I like this reply! Are you going for your High IQ badge? I feel you are very deserving of such a prize. I am not joking. Kudos to your intelligent responses here at The Nest! Stop by the BP, I will buy you a drink.

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    By Silent Assassin (@silent-assassin)

    I agree, also, I remember I saw somewhere that Atlantis was destroyed by a natural disaster, it didn’t say anything about it being destroyed by a flood and being underwater.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    In Plato’s dialogues, he described it as a “grievous day” of earthquakes and floods, and the island of Atlantis was “swallowed by the sea.”

    Are you confusing it with Pompeii? Pompeii was a real Roman city buried when Vesuvius erupted.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    Thanks, @rdnzlps82. I wasn’t really thinking about badges, but I appreciate what you said! I will stop by a bit later today.

    By NDM

    It is really such a pity :( A part from the fact that we Symbian users won’t never get AB Space, still not have the Classic Update (Surf’n Turf) or Rio Update (Trophy Room Bonus Level), I only see something very sad when pressing the AB Seasons in-game update button. Instead of seeing the screen/message ‘You already have the newest version’, I’m automatically referred to the AB online shop. Does that mean, that we also will never get any new updates for Seasons (I think the same for the other AB versions)……… For such a big AB fan like me it is really more than only the end of the world ;-( ;-( ;-( Soooo TERRIBLE

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    ANgry Birds Space v1.2.1 released. Fixes leaderboard issues.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Some comments were exchanged here. ;)

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    I sure am slow :P

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    By absure (@absure)

    I have read on AB Wiki that Piglantis is coming on June 20,2012. That is 2 days after the AB Heikki release.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    The details on AB Wiki are known to be false and rumoured at most of the times.

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    By absure (@absure)

    {link removed} That’s the link. iamMighty thanks for the information

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    No links to the AB Wiki please. We prefer to keep AngryBirdsNest accurate.

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    By absure (@absure)

    There’s also a Facebook photo about Piglantis. Check it here: {link removed}

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    This has been posted in the comments above.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    @DocTonyNYC — You may have said this already, but what subject do you teach? Had to change this, since you are a professor: was going to say “what are you a professor of.”

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I believe it is English, but I may be wrong.

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    @mvnlla2:

    Good memory, @amslimfordy! I work in an English department, although my education is in communication (with an emphasis on rhetoric and cultural studies).

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    By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

    Sorry, got the name wrong (I should have my readers on when I type using my iPad). @mvnla2

    By birdgamer

    Wishing that this update will approach this week or next. I had waited for the updates a long time. I brlieve @AMSlimfordy is right that this update would have 25-30 levels.

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    it has 30

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    By DrMac77 (@drmac77)

    I’m beginning to think that Piglantis may not arrive for another week or two. Rovio teased the Fry Me To The Moon and Utopia episodes of Space for a few weeks, so they may do this again to build some more hype for Piglantis.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    There is one big difference: Utopia has already been included to Game Center.

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    By keymeister (@keymeister)

    I came across this while searching for info
    {link removed}

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    It’s not a reliable source of information. A lot is based on speculation.
    Rovio almost never gives away release dates, let alone the number of levels.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    That image wasnt “leaked”. It’s the front image in the Angry Burds Facebook page. And it doesn’t say anything about an underwater theme. It could just be the backstory. There is nothing definitive at this time.

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