This just in! Rovio just announced that they have purchased the rights to the frustratingly hard — yet uber popular — game “Flappy Bird” from creator Dong Nguyen and publisher .GEARS Studios. The game will be re-branded as a spin-off of the popular Angry Birds series, with the title character getting an Angry Birds make-over to better fit the look of his fellow avians.
Nguyen recently stated he would be re-releasing Flappy Birds, but few could have foreseen its return this way. Details are scarce, but we have obtained some early screenshots of the updated game. It looks like it will use the standard slingshot device to start Flappy on his path. IAP Power-ups look to be added as well.