According to pocketgamer, some big things are coming to Angry Birds over the next year, starting in about a month.
While at Respawn — the big yearly game developers conference held this year on August 3-4 in Cologne — PockerGamer spoke with Ellen Lyse Einarsen, project Lead at Chimera (if you don’t recall the logo, Chimera is the developer of Angry Birds Epic). Ellen gave a King Pig-sized batch of teasers for upcoming updates.
First up, in about a month, Sonic the Hedgehog will be visiting the word of AB Epic. As you may or may not know, Epic had a short-lived crossover in the Sonic Dash app about a month ago. Now it seems the crossover will go the other way.
Einarsen noted that the next update will add new Chronicle Caves, boss events and something enticingly called “weapon enchanting.” Whether this will be included in the Sonic event or in a different, Epic-specific update is unknown at this time.
Further, each bird should have a new class added by February 2016. So it sounds like they will be added slowly over the course of the next six months or so. When asked about any new birds appearing, Einarsen stated she would want it to be Stella over Silver. Sadly, no talk of Hal, Bubbles or Tony joining the fray.
Rovio has been sharing some EPIC sketches on their Twitter account lately, so you might want to follow them for some sneak peaks.
Lastly, our fellow flingers in China will be getting a special exclusive revamped version of the game around the end of August that will have a re-worked interface, changes to the In-App Purchases (IAPs) and “a new puzzle piece collection mechanic.” Any Nesters in China, you will have to let us know what the updated version looks like when it comes out.
So there you go – Sonic and Epic. Fantastic? Moronic? Homeric? Magic? Bombastic? are you ecstatic? Pick your -ic word and any other thoughts and jumbles in your head and share with everyone in the comments below!