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Angry Birds flocks to Facebook

14.02.2012

February 14, 2012 -- Espoo, Finland -- Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rovio Entertainment has officially launched Angry Birds on Facebook. The new game will feature the delightful Angry Birds gameplay that fans already know and love, but with added social and competitive elements, brand new power-ups, and Facebook-exclusive levels.

“This launch is just the beginning for Angry Birds on Facebook,” said Petri Järvilehto, SVP of Game Publishing at Rovio. “We have great new features and gameplay lined up for the fans in the upcoming weeks. Angry Birds on Facebook will offer a unique experience for our fans, and we’re really excited to finally be on the platform.”

Compete with your friends

With the brand-new social features for Angry Birds on Facebook, fans can compete with their friends, brag about their scores, and earn coveted gold, silver, and bronze crowns for the top three scores in any level. Fans can also give their Facebook friends “mystery gifts” of power-ups.

Amazing Power-ups

In addition to the Mighty Eagle, Angry Birds on Facebook has great new power-ups to help pop even the peskiest piggy. Fans can earn power-ups by playing the game, receiving them as a “mystery gift” from a friend, or purchasing them. To begin, there are four amazing power-ups available:

Sling Scope -- Looking for the perfect shot? Use Sling Scope laser targeting for pinpoint precision!

King Sling -- Fling your birds with style AND speed. Upgrade to the almighty King Sling for maximum power and velocity!

Super Seeds -- Supersize your bird! Super Seeds turn any bird into a pig-popping giant.

Birdquake -- Rattle the battle! Use the Birdquake to bring pigs’ defenses crashing to the ground!

Global launch on Valentine’s Day

With almost 200,000 fans from around the world joining the Angry Birds launch event on Facebook, and local launch activities, Angry Birds on Facebook is a truly global launch. As a Valentine’s Day gift to Angry Birds fans, Rovio is giving out 14 free power-ups to anyone who plays Angry Birds on Facebook between now and February 16th.

For more information, contact media@rovio.com.

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