No, Angry Birds is not partnering with Goat Simulator, though that would be Awesome with a capital A. This coming Thursday, February 19, 2015 marks the start of the Chinese New Year and this year is the Year of the Goat.
Yesterday we already saw two Year of the Goat themed updates: one to Rovio Stars / Midoki’s hit Plunder Pirates and the other to Angry Birds Stella. Today a bunch of other Rovio games are joining the party with all new goat-themed updates.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:
Angry Birds EPIC!
The biggest update of the day goes to Angry Birds Epic (v.1.2.4). This is the one many of us have been waiting for for awhile. This update includes a Year of the Goat themed event, as well as a bunch of long awaited bug fixes — namely the ones affecting the PvP tournament. Check out our Angry Birds Epic forum for all the ongoing conversations.
- PvP – Cheats fixed, as well as issues with crashes and banner skills
- PvP – Daily Objectives now reset globally, not based on your time zone
- EVENTS – Reset score bug fixed, so EVENTS ARE BACK ON!
- CHINESE NEW YEAR – the Year of the Goat event begins Feb 19th!
- TINKER PIGS & DRONES – an invasion is coming… MUA HA HA!!
Angry Birds GO!
Go kart? No! GOAT kart! This Angry Birds GO update (1.6.3) include a new border around the Rocky Road levels on the main menu, and the addition of the new Goat Kart, which you can purchase for just eight bird coins to retain permanently in the game.
Happy Chinese New Year! Ring in the Year of the Goat with a crazy new kart. Ladies and gentlemen, behold The Goat Kart!
Angry Birds Friends
This update actually doesn’t seem to be connected to the Chinese New Year, but it does include two new slingshots. While nothing has been announced, it’s possible we’ll see a Year of the Goat themed Angry Birds Friends tournament next week.
These special slings are awarded for outstanding league performance – climb to the Gold tier to earn the Bouncy Sling, but make it to the Diamond Tier and claim the Diamond Sling! It’s like a bling sling. Blingshot? Whatever you call them, these new slings have their own special perks. Earn them both to find out what they are!
The Pig days
Don’t forget Angry Birds Seasons. Tomorrow a new Pig Days level unlocks that has Chinese Lantern icon. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the theme of this level will be.
Want to learn more about the Chinese New Year? Head over to Wikipedia to get your learn on.
Well, there you have it. Do you enjoy these type of holiday-themed updates? Are you just happy for any update? Were you born in a year of the goat? Will you be purchasing the Goat Kart? Bleat your thoughts in the comments below!