We are proud to be the first to announce the next update to Angry Birds Space — called Pig Dipper — is coming soon. The details are very sparse, but there are definitely some things worth reporting, so without further ado.
Note: On December 7th, we received word that the episode name, as appears in Game Center, has been changed. The original name was “Water Galaxy”, a strong contributor to our speculations below. All references below reflect the updated name. This reminds us that we should never omit our favorite disclaimer: “These names are subject to change.”
- Since the original name we reported was, “Water Galaxy”, we’re going to go out on a limb and speculate that there might be traversible water in-game. Maybe we will see something similar to what what we saw in Angry Birds Seasons Piglantis. It had new physics that exploited both buoyancy and density. Again, this is pure speculation as of now.
- As you can see from the image above, it looks like Power Ups are indeed coming to Angry Birds Space. If you aren’t familiar with Power Ups, you might want to check out our classroom lesson or our ABo v2.2.0 release post.
- We do not know if these will be precisely the same Power Ups, but there is little doubt that Sling Scope is superfluous in Angry Birds Space.
- For those of you who may be upset about the introduction of Power Ups, I offer you a potential silver lining. Based on the image, we are willing to speculate that Power Up scores will be distinguished from the non Power Up scores. How? Well, that we don’t know. We could be wrong, but we like to look at things from a glass-half-full perspective.
We are definitely excited! Are you? (disclaimer, don’t just say, “Yes”)
While you are welcome to share your opinions about this update below, we kindly ask that those displeased with Power Ups express their opinions in a suitable forum thread. This is not the place to vent about said issue. That said, Rovio took our previous feedback very seriously, which is one of the reasons we believe we’ll see separate scores. Fingers crossed.
Lastly, another special thanks to @Nobelak555 for his ongoing assistance and sleuthing abilities.
New Image: On 8 January, Rovio released a teaser image on Facebook (caption: “Coming soon. (Quack!)”) and Twitter (caption: “Bathtime! #comingsoon”). Here, we include the image from Twitter as it shows a little bit more. We hope this means that Pig Dipper will launch within a matter of days!
New Pig Dipper Trailer
On January 9th, Rovio released a trailer for Pig Dipper (yes, the name is now confirmed!) The caption says the update will be available “*very* soon” and the video says “Now available”. So perhaps we could see the update land within a matter of hours! The water physics look similar to the Piglantis episode of Seasons; the video says 30 levels will be included; and the Power Ups look completely new!
Will be there the rubber ducks from Angry Birds Classic? and the rubber duck in the pic reminds me of the ducks from Where’s My Water?.
@PK — I immediately thought the same. Interesting that Where’s My Water is made by Disney, and Disney now owns Lucas Films. Wonder if there is a real tie-in?
@AMSlimfordy — So do we expect this tomorrow?
We don’t have any insider info.
@pokemonguy93 and @mvnla2 aren’t duckies presented in ABO on some early episodes in 2010? Where’s my water is from 2011 and duckie isn’t same as in Disney’s game.
Yes. But the design of the ducks looks similar.
What a funny pic. I simply can’t imagine rubber ducks in Angry Birds. Rubber Ducks are so chilish feature. I don’t expect rubber ducks in AB.
Rubber ducks are in the original AB.
@angrybirdsfanguy438 I can remember rubber duckies on some levels in ABO, they were part of piggies “inventory” Anyway, although kind of sentimental and romantic they are too way childish. But still piggies are kind of reterds.
too childish?…. for a game that can be played by a four year old and features plump birds cannonballing into pools ?
maybe the episode with tax forms and bottles of beer are coming in the future, but i am satisfied with the ducks for the moment. (i’ll pass on commenting on the romantic aspect)…
anyhow, best of luck in the episode. PEACE !!!!
Oh come on @tmax don’t be too harsh to me. I didn’t mean any bad. As woman and mother I am for games content that is suitable for everybody be it 5 year old kid, teen, young adult or adult. I am very much against brutal violence, bad language, crude humor or alcohol drinking.
PEACE with you too. Enjoy game, it’s bath time for piggies, let them play with their duckies.
well now i feel a little bad…. but i didn’t mean to come across as harsh — forgive me….hope you are enjoying the update, i played the first 2 boards , pretty neat…. take care
Angry Birds Space “Pig Dipper” will be out *very* soon, featuring 30 new galactic-aquatic levels!
Pig Dipper will also introduce never-before-seen power-ups (be sure to check out the Pig Puffer!) along with extra power-up specific leaderboards.
Excited? Then yell “I GOT MA RUBBER DUCKY!!!!” repeatedly in the mirror while you wait – The new update will be available in app stores soon!
In the video it says “NOW AVAILABLE!”
I think it is coming tomorrow, this time for an AB update is not standard
Post updated, thanks.
It seems that black background isn’t exclusive in ABSW.
Looks awesome! Though I will say the physics looks confusing… maybe I can get college credit! It doesn’t show you if power-ups work differently, but the new ones looks sort of cool… maybe they’re only in Pig Dipper? The inflating one doesn’t look like it would make sense anywhere else…
I think it would work in other places, probably anywhere with pigs in bubbles.
I find it awkward that in the video Rovio said that ABSp is the #1 app of 2012 when it’s actually Pages by 53.
There’s a big difference between current rating and year-long rating.
especially when current would be in a different year then 2012 :)
I think and hope for a Update today. It’s Thursday :-)
… The Teaser Video looks very awesome !!! Can’t wait!!!
So how does the first showcased power-up work for Blue Jay, Blue Jake, and Blue Jim?
Probably lots n lots of blue birds!