Chances are that if you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phone, Chrome browser, or Facebook account, you've played Angry Birds. And if you haven't played it, you've certainly heard of it. Released in December of 2009 for iPhone, Angry Birds is one of the most popular games in the history of the iOS platform. Pretty much everybody loves Angry Birds.
There's another thing that pretty much everybody loves, too: stories told from the villain's perspective. Whether it's the musical Wicked or the The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs or Disney's upcoming Maleficent, we love to see the bad guy's side of the story (unless the bad guy in question is Darth Vader, but let's not go down that road).
Well, if you're someone who loves Angry Birds and loves hearing the bad guy's side of the story, then it looks like Rovio, the the company behind Angry Birds, is getting ready to make your day. According to a recent report from Pocket Lint, Rovio is working on a new game in the Angry Birds franchise. The premise of this new game is pretty straightforward: this time around you get to play as the pigs and defend your hard-won eggs from those greedy birds who refuse to share.
According to Pocket Lint the gameplay will involve firing pigs at incoming birds via catapult. Much like Angry Birds, there are a number of pigs each with their own special abilities and characteristics. Beyond that, not a lot is known about the game. The title is still unknown, as is the release date, though they say it's coming later this year.
If they're right on the release date this will be the second Angry Birds sequel to hit this year. The first, Angry Birds Space came out in March and was a huge success. Some – namely me – wondered how Rovio would be able to produce a game that felt like an honest-to-goodness sequel instead of just more of the same. With Angry Birds Space they accomplished that admirably. It will be interesting to see if they can strike gold again by switching things up a bit.