Bad Piggies has already earned my interest. Rovio shining the spotlight on the underutilized enemies of the Angry Birds franchise could lead to a fun game. We were told not to expect Angry Birds, but with pigs. Beyond that, we didn’t really know what to expect until now.
Thanks to a new trailer, we now know that Bad Piggies will have more in common with Rovio’s other game franchise – Amazing Alex. The game will task players to build various vehicular contraptions that the pigs will pilot towards their prized eggs. Check out the first gameplay video below:
Some players are already comparing it to Rare’s Xbox 360 title Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. While the game had its fans, many were turned off by its betrayal of core Banjo-Kazooie gameplay elements. Thankfully, Bad Piggies is a new franchise that’s not held down by lofty expectations. In reality, it looks like a lot of fun. It injects some much needed complexity that Rovio’s games have so far lacked.
It seems that Rovio is committed as ever to turning each of their games into a franchise. Rovio’s EVP of Games, Petri Järvilehto, told Yahoo Games that Bad Piggies will be getting lots of love in the coming years. I guess we can expect to see Bad Piggies Seasons and the inevitable Bad Piggies Space then. Now we just need a pig-focused animated feature film to tie Bad Piggies into.
Bad Piggies comes out September 27 on iOS and Android. It will launch soon after for Windows Phone and PCs. I wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft nabs it for the launch of Windows 8 in late October.