Everybody used to have Angry Birds installed on their smartphone at one point. Now things have changed a little, at least in my opinion. Anyway, despite a FEW Angry Birds versions in-between (y’know, like Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars and Star Wars II, Angry Birds Go!, Angry Birds Transformers and Angry Birds Fight) they’ve today launched the…errr… second Angry Birds – cunningly entitled “Angry Birds 2”
The slingshot is still there, as are the lovely smooth graphics and sounds, but now there’s spells and a “Destruct-O-Meter”, plus you can challenge gamers across the globe.
New characters will be joining familiar faces, with a new bird called “Silver” who apparently grew up in “pig captivity” and has (I quote) “a unique understanding of piggy ways – making her a cheeky and powerful new member of the flock”.
Well, OK if you say so.
Rovio co-founder Niklas Hed said some words to us which seemed great but we didn’t really comprehend what he was going on about….
Design technology has evolved dramatically since the original game launched in 2009. (In) Angry Birds 2 we wanted to bring a level of expressive depth and detail seen previously only in a console game or animated series – and create a new game that kids and adults alike won’t be able to put down.
We think he means, “the graphics are better, download it, please, we’ve been working on it for ages. I’ve not seen my family for days. Oh and please don’t mention the in-app purchases”. If that’s you, head to the App Store or Google Play. Windows Phone users need to just look on in envy yet again.
THE BIRDS ARE BACK WITH A BANG AS ANGRY BIRDS 2 LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE
Espoo, Finland, 30th July 2015 – With new towers to topple, pigs to pop and missiles to master, Rovio is thrilled to announce the launch of Angry Birds 2, the first sequel to the most downloaded mobile game series of all time.
While retaining the much-loved slingshot format, the visuals and gameplay of Angry Birds 2 have been overhauled from the ground up, with multiple stages in each level and spectacular new spells – including blizzards, magic ducks and even hot chili peppers – to wield against the pigs, rock the Destruct-O-Meter and earn even more birds. Fans also can challenge other gamers worldwide and, for the first time, choose their own fowl to fling.
Alongside returning characters Red, Chuck, Bomb and the infamous King Pig, joining the flock is Silver, a dazzling but strange young bird rescued from Pig City. Growing up in pig captivity, she has acquired porcine habits and an odd sense of humor. But her incredible flying skills – and unique understanding of piggy ways – make her a cheeky and powerful new member of the flock.
“Design technology has evolved dramatically since the original game launched in 2009,” says Rovio co-founder Niklas Hed. “With Angry Birds 2 we wanted to bring a level of expressive depth and detail seen previously only in a console game or animated series – and create a new game that kids and adults alike won’t be able to put down.”
“Angry Birds 2 doubles down on the core tenets of the original that our fans loved: destruction and more destruction!” adds the game’s creative director Patrick Liu. “At the same time it adds a whole new layer of emergent strategy gameplay for both old and new fans to master.”
Check out the gameplay trailer or download Angry Birds 2 now from the App Store or via Google Play. Slingshots at the ready!
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