Angry Birds Sequel, Bad Piggies, to launch on September 27

Rovio have announced that the long awaited sequel to their smash hit Angry Birds series and it will be called “Bad Piggies”. Angry Birds has been hugely successful for Rovio and this certainly has potential to be just as big.  Interestingly the press release points to a new gameplay mechanic and it will be available on iOS, Android and Mac.

Here is the press release from Rovio:

Espoo, Finland- September 4, 2012 

Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds, today announced their newest game, Bad Piggies, launching September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac. This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs – with all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!

“There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes.”

The new game will launch on iOS, Android and Mac on September 27. Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions will follow shortly.

“We’ve had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP Games at Rovio. “There’s so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what’s going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs.”

To get in on the action and see all the gameplay news first, go, follow the pigs on Twitter and like the pigs on Facebook Stay tuned during the next few weeks, and see what the pigs are up to!