A few days ago we told you about the Angry Birds Space game hitting 10 million downloadsand now we have news that the game has passed the 20 million mark. It seems that nothing can hold these birds and pigs back.
Rovio Mobile launched their latest installment in the Angry Birds saga last week, Angry Birds Space, which is available on a number of different platforms which include Android, iOS and the PC and Mac.
We heard on the weekend that Angry Birds Space had made it to the top of the charts on Apple’s app store, and now we get some details on just how popular the game has become since its launch.
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It’s no secret that the Angry Birds franchise has been a mega hit, but now we have news that Angry Birds Space is already at the top of Apple’s App Store charts in nearly 30 countries. That’s nothing for Rovio to be angry about.
Yesterday Rovio Mobile launched their latest Angry Birds game, Angry Birds space, and the game is now available on the PC and Mac, plus Android and iOS.
It looks like Rovio Mobile has no plans to bring Angry Birds Space to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, and according to Rovio it is too expensive for them to bring the game to Microsoft’s platform at the moment.
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Well, what do you know, Rovio is pushing out another Angry Birds game! Surprised? Didn’t think so. Though details are scarce, a couple of brief teasers have told us that there is a new game calledAngry Birds Space that will be flung into app stores next month. It will be the fourth full game for the franchise, after Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and the movie tie-in Angry Birds: Rio.
The teaser trailer (below) and an even less-informative website are all we have to go on at this point. A bird that is either robotic or wearing a spacesuit is used in the promo, as well as the phrase “one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for bird kind.”
Considering the franchise’s formula and the subject material, we can probably expect long distance shots at space structures. It could be similar to the low-gravity levels that were introduced in last summer’s Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignics update (pictured, right). Who will be the enemies this time around? Pigs? Aliens? Your guess is as good as ours.
One of the few details that is revealed is that game’s release date. Angry Birds Space will arrive on March 22 (just in time to enjoy on your iPad 3′s retina display). No platform details were released, but we would expect to see this on both iOS and Android at launch.
Angry Birds has established itself as the king of casual gaming, but we could see smartphones and tablets begin to transition into more serious gaming platforms. Now that the devices are picking up quad-core chips and more powerful GPUs, 2012 could be the year that the line between mobile devices and dedicated consoles blur.
With that said, Angry Birds — and Rovio’s mega-empire of merchandise — isn’t going away anytime soon. You can see the latest installment’s trailer below; just don’t expect much juicy info: