In 2009 the strategy puzzle game Angry Birds took mobile gaming to a whole new level. Four years later and Activision are bringing the wingless pig destroyers to consoles.
The game’s official title will be Angry Birds Trilogy and it will be a combination of the original Angry Birds, the festive-themed Angry Birds Seasons, and the other one inspired by the 2011 animation about a blue macaw; Angry Birds Rio.
Angry Birds Trilogy will be available for Kinect for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 with Move capabilities. It will come as no surprise that the game has been overhauled with high-definition visuals and applies physical movement into the equation, bringing a whole new way to play Angry Birds to the living room, or the bedroom, or even the office suite.
For the first time Angry Birds will be available on a handheld console [Ed’s Note: we don’t count smartphones as consoles] with the Nintendo 3DS. The gameplay will be similar to the phone versions but the stylus has the advantage of providing the player with better accuracy. And, of course, it’ll be in 3D!
Petri Järvilehto, Executive Vice President at Rovio Entertainment Ltd says, “With Angry Birds Trilogy, every version supports the unique experience tailor-made for the platform. In addition to normal gamepad controls, with Xbox 360 we support Kinect for easy family-friendly game play. We’re seeing that resonate strongly especially with the younger audience.
“With PS3 you can play also with the Move controller. On Nintendo 3DS we’re supporting Stereoscopic 3D and Streetpass… We are working hard to ensure that no matter what platform you choose to play on, you will always get the best possible game play experience.
“You can think of the game as the ultimate collector’s edition,” Petri Järvilehto continues. “There are new cinematics, extras and other entertaining content. In addition all of the existing material has been up-rezzed and re-treated for the high-resolution and big screen.”
Angry Birds Trilogy will be available this holiday season but a definitive date has not been announced. However, Activision have confirmed the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3 price will be $39.99 and the Nintendo 3DS price will be $29.99.
I wonder how long it will take Rovio and Activision to add Angry Birds Space to the mix.