Angry Birds Launches Into Space With Announcement Trailer
We get that you might be a little sick of Angry Birds at this point, but this is pretty cool. In cooperation with NASA, Rovio has launched their famous infuriated ornithological creatures into the great beyond.
Angry Birds Space will be available on iOS, PC, Mac and Android on March 22nd, 2012, but to hype you up, here's a trailer that was actually filmed on the International Space Station, with real-life astronaut Don Pettit demonstrating how the game might work in space, where there's no gravity holding our favorite birds from unleashing the full wrath of their fury.
The trailer also shows off some of the gameplay and new powers you will encounter on your quest to exact revenge on those douchey little egg-stealing green pigs, and we have to say, it's a step in the right direction. Angry Birds is simple and addictive, but it can get old, so it will be interesting to see how this new game will help their cause with users.
Sure, Angry Birds is a little over-saturated on the market, but what are you complaining about? If you even have to pay for the game (many free versions are available on Google Chrome and Facebook, among others), it's usually only a buck on most platforms, and you certainly get a dollar out of the investment. Maybe they're over-extending their reach a little bit, but I like this new direction and it could inject a little life into the franchise before it becomes old.
But beyond entertaining you, Rovio also wants to educate you, along with NASA."This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity," said NASA's David Weaver in a press release. "Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative. This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA's missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology."
The game promises 60 new levels (plus bonus levels), with plenty of new birds and abilities, and this interesting zero-gravity take on the gameplay, with the usual free updates with new levels along the way.