Rovio Teases the Next “Epic” Angry Birds Game

The title pretty much says it all. Rovio just released the teaser video above that shows a suit of armor that looks an awful lot like a bird. As the video reaches the end the helmet opens up and your favorite red bird is inside.

This new game — whatever it is — will first launch in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Those in other countries will have to wait a bit longer or use a work-around to get it (we may be able to help show you how to do this in a later post).

So, what does this mean? What type of game are we looking at here? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Tags: Angry Birds Epic, Epic Soft Launch, News, News & Rumors
Category: Angry Birds Epic News & Updates, News

    Comments (85)

    By Mogianron

    a new game angry birds … after angry birds stella

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    By SeasonsKing (@theangrybird)

    Yeah, what is Rovio up to? Releasing so many games at once.

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    By dbkraemer (@dbkraemer)

    I don’t know… but I like it :)

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    By Terribletom (@terribletom)

    Does resemble the “Batman” outfit!! Now curious, as to what it is,!

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    The Bird Knight?

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    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    Maybe a Bird Viking? Hmmm…

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    Found this site: http://epic.angrybirds.com/
    But it only says “Epic!”
    But it seems to be a part of the domain angrybirds.com so Rovio might be updating the page soon.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Page code has only that word, but the page wouldn’t work at all if it wasn’t a planned addition to the domain. I think we can also safely assume the game will be called Angry Birds EPIC! based on this and the video.

    Nice work, @bad-piggies-2 !

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    By Josm (@josm)

    I really, really dont know it this time…

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    By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

    Could it be the Lord of the Rings crossover that people been hoping for?

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    By pigtermainator23 (@fredo2310)

    I hope so it looks really interesting.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    What do you think is the reason why New Zealand is always first?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    smaller markets are good to beta test new games.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    But as we saw with AB Go!, the New Zealand beta testing was not sufficient at all.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    It’s never enough @chriss
    But it’s hard to explain this type of thing to accountants, right?

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Plus, Hobbits live there ;)

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @chriss I wonder same. I created NZ account to download AB GO! earlier and if this game is free I will be able to try it when it will be launched. But, really, why NZ is always first? BTW, I noticed that numerous other games had their softl launch in Canada first.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    @cosmo2503: If you use a NZ account, you will lose all your other apps on your phone, right?

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    By Andy (@andy2510)

    Not on Android 4.2 or later where you can have multiple accounts.

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    I had multiple account on my gingerbread version 2.3.4

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @chriss I have regular iTunes account in my country and NZ account and I didn’t lose any of my application.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    @cosmo2503: how can you have apps from two different accounts on the same device?

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @chriss you can
    I have French and Canadian on iPhone.
    It’s very easy. Sometimes u have to log out from one and in to the other but not often

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    @joeyba: I thought an iPhone can only be synced with one single account. So if I have my own country specific apps in one account and NEw Zealand specific apps on another account, I cannot have all my apps st the same time on my device, right?

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    When I install apps on my dads iPad I can sign him out and sign in me. So it should work with more then one account :)

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    Hm really? Okay I will try. But once the game will be available in my country, I will lose the progress of my second (New Zealand) account, right?

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    No @chriss you won’t lose the progress.you just need to update the game using the NZ account and it will be a different GC name for you seeing it’s another account.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    How exactly can I update the game using the NZ account? I’ve never done this before, @joeyba.

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @Chriss, sometimes when you have 2 accounts on the same phone and when you have to update applications downloaded from 2 different App Stores, you have to log out from one account and sign in to the other. It’s very easy. Sometimes it doesn’t even asks you to log out and in, it does it automatically.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    Okay thanks, I will try it. In case I’m not able to do it, I will ask you for help.

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    By Frosty_Hawk (@frostyron)

    i think its some sort of RPG game

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    I would throw my vote this way to @frostyron.

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    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    That’s an interesting thought @frostyron and @birdleader. With a teaser like this, leads me to think of medieval battles.
    Hah! Reading below, @theangrybird seems to think so too!

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    Yayyy I’m in Canada :)

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    By SeasonsKing (@theangrybird)

    This should be the picture with the medieval times at the New Tricks video.

    http://angrybir.de/1geTs5A

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    By Mike (@erika-rieger)

    (@theangrybird) U could be right I think it’s either Lord of the Rings or Skyrim

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    I don’t think it’s going to be a partnership. I think this one is 100% new concept from Rovio.

    Every time they do a cross over, like with Star Wars, they are cutting their profits. Medieval fantasy is a pretty open, generic category, so no need to piggyback off of another IP.

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    By Togs (@togs)

    Agreed

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    By Polytronic (@habink)

    Feels like Skyrim.

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    By Boomerang (@the-boomerang)

    What exactly is a soft launch?

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    By Josm (@josm)
    By NES Boy

    A “soft launch” is a worldwide app having a localized release that intends to use its feedback to polish things up before the official launch.

    “Angry Birds Epic” seems to be a very apt name, since this game appears to take place in the “high fantasy genre”, with knights, wizards, and dragons galore.

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    By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

    The ending of the video scared me to death! rovio should not release a game like this!

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    By Togs (@togs)

    @lovable-leaf907 Was it THAT scary? I espected that Red was in the armor at the first place.

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    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    @togs, I think @lovable-leaf907 means when Red fell off, leaving a headless suit of armor. It startled me too, as I was not expecting Red to scream at that point!

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    By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

    I Hope the game isn’t like Clash of Clans or The Croods.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Wasn’t Croods basically Farmville? I doubt we will see another version like that.

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    By Togs (@togs)

    @SweetP Well that was pretty creepy,good point.But personally,i think is logical to jump of the armor.They are called Angry Birds for some reason.

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    By Togs (@togs)

    @lovable-leaf907@dr-omega I don’t think it will be Croods-based.Rovio stated it “epic” and by epic i don’t think they mean simply farming.
    I hope it has at least classic-styled gameplay with some minor changes(Telepods,for an example)and new abilities.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    No, please, no more telepods!

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    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    @togs, it actually reminded me of the Headless Horseman when the helmet fell off! Although, he didn’t wear a suit of armour.
    King Arthur and his Knights? Robin Hood?

    Anything is possible…

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    By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

    if the website only says epic. it may mean the movie epic. except for red in the the headless amor.

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Interesting post. After reading the post I went to the dictionary for a memory update on the word “Epic”:

    a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.
    synonyms: heroic poem; story, saga, legend, romance, chronicle, myth, fable, tale
    “the epics of Homer” or “Iliad” or “Paradise Lost”.

    Looks like we are going to have a story to go along with our flinging. I think Star Wars and Star Wars II did a similar format based on the story in the movie. As mentioned above their maybe some role playing but by whom, us picking the birds and pigs to fling, via telepods or Rovio with another new invention for character selection.

    Story lines, poems, history of nations might be: “Knights of the Round Table” might be speculated. The new movie the “Hobbit” is of recent release could be considered. As mentioned above the “Lord of the Rings” could also be in the running. I got it, “Spamalot” alias “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, how I laughed till I cried during the play; may be on the upper end of graphic but it was funny.

    Whatever Rovio presents it will be fun to play.

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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    The Epics of Homer? Is that about that minivan he rented once?

    (I’ll expect someone here to get the reference.)

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Now that is funny…

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    By AngryBirdmaster (@burgosluis)

    Maybe we will have a night bird or a night costume of the slingshot will be a night

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    By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

    I would bet it’ll be similar to Clash of Clans. Rovio was great at getting their apps downloaded and then supplying free updates to keep fans satisfied but now they see the likes of SuperCell and other “Top Grossing Apps” in the apps stores and they are desperately trying to get a piece of that pie.
    Telepods were a great idea (I never got any) but a game that thrives off of IAPs is HUGE in the gaming world these days. Great article about the ‘shift’ in mobile gaming.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-16/supercell-beats-angry-birds-from-obscurity-to-3-billion-value.html

    If it’s a build and grow IAP style game with a medieval take on the Angry Birds franchise I think it would be wise to “soft launch” especially since we already know their server side is weak (Angry Birds Sync isn’t on all games yet).

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    Whatever it is, we all know that it’ll be probably be set in medival times.

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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    Another medieval game? Announced 3-4 days after South Park: The Stick of Truth was released?

    I think we have a gaming conspiracy here.

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    I just hope it won’t be anything like The Croods.

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    By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

    I think a game based on Angry Birds:The Egg of Darkness is coming.

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    By Miezko (@miezko)

    @sandeep-kamath, Angry birds The Egg of Darkness is fan made.

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    By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

    Yes. I know that it is fan made. I think Rovio is releasing a game based on it.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    I can pretty much guarantee that Rovio is not making a game based on a fan film. The trademarking liabilities alone make it too prohibitive to even contemplate.

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    By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

    i agree.

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    By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

    @dr-omega , if I am wrong, then Rovio must be releasing a game in which the birds are shown like knights and have weapons.

    By SDDD

    Where is the trademark filing for this new Angry Birds title? I think “Starting in Australia, Canada and New Zealand” implies that the new game will be released for iOS first, then the Android version will follow if the iOS game is released in the rest of the world.

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    By Deadman (@deadman)

    Game of thrones promotion
    or Kingdom Come Deliverance promotion

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    By dmsral (@dmsral)

    Angry Birds and The Holy Grail? I’d love to see that!

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    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    “Game of Birds” and the Pigs have taken over the 7 kingdoms?

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    By Mike (@erika-rieger)

    That sounds very cool

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    By HunnyBunny (@hunnybunny)

    Love the teaser. Don’t think it’s anything hobbit, although I wish it was.
    I’m going Arthur and his round table

    By GEhunter101

    Remember in the video with the scooter stunts, there was an image with birds as wizards and warriors. Was that video hinting at this game, suggesting a medieval theme?

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    Does anyone know what “WOODPECKER FILM” is? It says that in the video description

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    By Polytronic (@habink)

    Probably the film company who helped make the video, and/or the ingame cutscenes.

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    By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

    O_O then why is the film company making a angry birds game like this one?

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    By Polytronic (@habink)

    Profit, maybe?

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Wow can’t wait to see the New game. Squak

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    By rost (@rost)

    Remember the New Tricks video back in January? I think this is related. A lot of users pointed out that the first picture could be Angry Birds Medieval.

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    Ooh, yay! Can’t wait to see this one. Hopefully it will be in Middle earth with Hoggits and stuff.

    By Bird Fan

    I was on the Angry birds App Store page when something caught my eye!
    I saw someone REQUESTED for rovio to do a medieval themed chapter or game.
    Is this rovio hinting us something or is it just another ab fan like me and you?.

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