Angry Birds Wants to Dominate All Aspects of Gaming
Kalvin Martinez / Aug 14th, 2012 No Comments
Angry Birds is not content simply to dominate the casual gaming market on smart phones and internet browsers, Rovio is bringing the insanely popular and monolithic Angry Birds series to consoles. This Holiday season, XBOX 360, PS3 and 3DS owners can buy the Angry Birds Trilogy for their console of choice. The Trilogy will feature Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio in one convenient package. While this is not simply a straight port of the app based games, the Angry Birds Trilogy will feature uprezzed graphics for the transition to HD screens. In addition, the Angry Birds Trilogy will feature additional graphics re-touches, the backgrounds will be animated and lighting modes among other newer touches. As well, the game will get new cinematics and extra content. Rovio’s Executive Vice President of Games Petri Järvilehto said of the Angry Birds Trilogy that gamers can think of, “…the game as the ultimate collector’s edition”.
The new collection of Angry Birds will respectively support the paraphernalia that makes sense for its “casual gaming” aesthetic on each system. On the XBOX 360, the Angry Birds Trilogy will support the Kinect; while PS3 owners will be able to Angry Birds it up with the PS Move and 3DS users can utilize the StreetPass. According to IGN, Activision stated that Housemarque will develop the Angry Birds Trilogy, the company is known for developing Super Stardust for the PSN. In addition, the Angry Birds Trilogy will retail for $39.99 on XBOX 360 and PS3 and $29.99 for the 3DS. The real question on this port of the popular Angry Birds games is whether consumers really want to spend an exponentially larger amount on these games when they likely already own them even if they are some minor improvements made. Whether the Angry Birds Trilogy proves fruitful will be answered this Holiday season.
In other Angry Birds news, Rovio will be adding a new character to the avian arsenal in Angry Birds Seasons. Rovio released a video cut scene featuring the new character, simply referred to as “Pink Bird” on August 8. In the video, the clearly adorable and heavily eye-lashed “Pink Bird” walks through the forest with her bubble wand when she stumbles upon some pigs plotting to steal the Angry Birds’ precious eggs. Being miffed at the pigs’ audacity, she tricks them with her bubbles and shows them whatfor. While no details on how this new character will function in the game, but it is safe to safe that bubbles will likely factor into the equation. The new update for Angry Birds Seasons has no concrete release date now, but in the video introducing the “Pink Bird” character; it ends with a graphic of the “Pink Bird” with a pencil and graded paper with the text, “ANGRY BIRDSS BACK TO SCHOOL”. That graphic probably means that the new update should be available within the next couple of weeks as kids start heading back to school in late August/ early September. More than likely this new “Pink Bird” should show up in the Angry Birds Seasons section of the upcoming Angry Birds Trilogy since the update will be released well in advance of the Trilogy’s release.
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