Blog feedhttp://www.rovio.com/enThu, 28 May 2015 02:47:54 +0300Angry Birds Stella POP! gives Red a chance in biggest update yethttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/667/angry-birds-stella-pop-gives-red-a-chance-in-biggest-update-yetFor approximately two weeks starting May 21st, the feisty Angry Birds Stella characters in Stella POP! give Red a taste of bubble shooting in ‘Give Red a Chance’, the game’s biggest update yet. With Red, gamers can play through the 150+ levels once more as well as 20 all-new bubble shooting puzzles with the Rock POP! power-up at hand to help fans break through the most challenging ones.

Angry Birds Stella POP! is the newest game within the Angry Birds Stella world, garnering  over seven million downloads just eight weeks after its global launch.

The Angry Birds Stella brand was first launched eight months ago by a slingshot game. In this  short period of time, both Stella and Stella POP! have been downloaded over 35 million times together while the adventures of Stella and her five kick-ass pals have also been viewed over 160 million times across Toons.tv and YouTube combined.

To Give Red a Chance, download Angry Birds Stella POP! now on the App Store or Google Play.

Follow Stella and her friends: twitter.com/stellafriends
Follow #RovioNews on Twitter:@Rovio

Press and media contact
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667Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio calls for fans to support relief efforts in Nepalhttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/661/rovio-calls-for-fans-to-support-relief-efforts-in-nepal

The Angry Birds Friends: Help Nepal tournament kicks off today to raise awareness of the situation in Nepal and  give fans the chance to make donations, with the aim to raise €100,000 in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societie's relief efforts in Nepal.

Nepal is a small country, but it has a large population of about 30.5 million people. Since April 25th, two strong earthquakes and several aftershocks have shaken the nation. It is estimated that 8 million people have been affected directly by the first earthquake. Thousands have lost their lives, even more have been severely injured and over 100,000 homes have been completely destroyed.

Hear a message from Bijay, one of our Rovians, and join us in helping Nepal get back on its feet!



To raise awareness of Nepal’s catastrophic situation, Rovio is hosting a weeklong Angry Birds Friends: Help Nepal tournament. The aim is to raise €100,000 in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societie's relief efforts. Additionally, fans have the chance to make incremental donations through the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies virtualbox that will also go towards providing aid to the areas affected by the earthquakes. On behalf of Rovio, many thanks for your contribution.  Any help counts!

Head to Angry Birds Friends and help raise awareness. Nepal needs you!





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661Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Fight! launches in Asia Pacific Countries on both iOS and Android!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/658/angry-birds-fight-launches-in-asia-pacific-countries-on-both-ios-and-android

We are very proud to announce Angry Birds Fight! is now launched in Asia Pacific countries on iOS and Android today. Angry Birds Fight! will continue its expansion to rest of world in early summer 2015.  

Rovio’s very first game developed entirely in Japan is now available in Asian Pacific countries! Angry Birds Fight! was created together with Japanese developer KITERETSU Inc. - to capture the essence of the Japanese Fight!ing. All the great birds in Western world can also start to stretch their feathers - Angry Birds Fight! will be launched there on 11th June.  

Here is the cool animation to celebrate Asia Pacific launch of Fight!. Great mash-up of Asian cultural tastes with Flocks and Pigs.

However, at the moment, it is all about Asia for Angry Birds Fight!. And so we shoot a couple of questions to Katsumi Oikawa, Rovio’s Country Manager in Japan: how are the birds fighting in Japan?

Konnichiwa, Katsumi-san! What excites you the most in the new Angry Birds Fight! game?

This game is Rovio's first game developed in Japan with Kiteretsu, Inc., and so we are able to enjoy a new kind of Angry Birds twist in Fight!

Angry Birds Fight! is a real time person vs. person game. In it you can fight live with a real person, which is a fun. And you can see how you are ranked among all the players.

The more you play, the stronger you become. Practising develops you - just like in real life. You can also strategically use skills and gems to build your favourite birds into good shape. Its also possible to invite one’s own friends to Fight! via Facebook. That’s the way to increase strength, too.

Which are the most favourite Angry Birds characters in Japan?

It has to be Red - the most iconic bird. But other birds are starting to Fight! for the attention and fans, as well. We have many great bird-personalities in our gang - I’m sure all of them will appeal to different people.

How does the Japanese gaming differ from European?

Japan is one of the largest mobile gaming market as measured by sales, and Japanese people tend to like role playing games with continuous live operations. That’s part of the Japanese flavour in Angry Birds Fight!.

In general, how are Angry Birds perceived in Japan?

Angry Birds are seen as a cute and humorous characters. I see a lot of potential with Angry Birds in Japan - their unique characters are able to truly Fight! their way into the hearts of Japanese mobile game players. With this new, Japan-developed AB Fight! our birds have great opportunity to grow in Japan, both in terms of game playes and Angry Birds fans.

What’s your personal tip to become an Angry Birds Fight! champion?

Fight it out. Practice makes perfect!

Angry Birds Fight! is currently available in:

Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgystan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

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658Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio and BirdLife International team up to save the Angry Birds of the Pacifichttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/656/rovio-and-birdlife-international-team-up-to-save-the-angry-birds-of-the-pacific


The latest Angry Birds Seasons update 'Tropigal Paradise' is out now! Featuring 26 new colourful levels in the paradise setting of the Pacific islands, the update theme aims to support BirdLife International's efforts to save the endangered Angry Birds of the Pacific and raise awareness to prevent the extinction of these birds.

Given the amount of egg-munching predators present across these +25,000 islands, half of all Pacific bird species are now extinct!

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, and works towards removing non-native predators that are driving native wildlife toward extinction.

Download 'Angry Birds Seasons Tropigal Paradise'  and help Angry Birds and BirdLife International create a pest-free island sanctuaries for Pacific birds!

Learn more about BirdLife International and how you help save the Angry Birds of the Pacific here:  https://kriticalmass.com/p/savepacificbirds

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656Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Fight! launching soon in Asia Pacific!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/652/angry-birds-fight-launching-soon-in-asia-pacific

We are incredibly excited to announce that Angry Birds Fight! will be launched in the Asia Pacific region on May 7th! The game will be available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, and will introduce Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan, among other counties, to the frenzied player-versus-player gameplay of Angry Birds Fight!. See the first gameplay trailer below for a glimpse of the action!


Created in collaboration with Japanese developer, KITERETSU Inc., Angry Birds Fight! is Rovio’s first game developed entirely in Japan. KITERETSU is not the only Japanese collaborator involved in Angry Birds Fight!. Rovio has also teamed up with j-pop group Tempura Kidz! See their portrayal of the fierce Angry Birds characters in the extra-vibrant music video below.


The Angry Birds flock will continue their journey westward later this year, bringing Angry Birds Fight! to the rest of world in early summer 2015! To get the first sneak peeks into this exciting new game, head to the Angry Birds Fight! official website  or check it out on Facebook and Twitter today.

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652Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Brand new game out - Nibblers soft launches in Canada, Finland, New Zealand and Australia!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/651/brand-new-game-out-nibblers-soft-launches-in-canada-finland-new-zealand-and-australiaCoral and her fishy friends have made a startling discovery: fruit is delicious. They’ve even taken to dry land to find more of the delectable treats. Help these fish out of water match the fruit and keep the sweet feast going. 

All fun and games right? Woohoo! Fruit party over here! Well, the islands’ reptilian inhabitants have some thoughts of their own: fish are delicious. It’s up to you to use the Nibblers’ special powers to keep a steady supply of fruit flowing and elude those pesky lizards! Cool? Cool.


During the soft launch we’ll test the game and gather feedback from our fans in order to make the it the best possible and most fun experience. Nibblers is out now in Canada, Finland, Australia and New Zealand on the Apple App Store.

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651Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds' New Voyage Starts from Asia!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/642/angry-birds-new-voyage-starts-from-asia

The birds and pigs have been re-born in Japan! Angry Birds Fight!, Rovio's very first cultural mash-up in the Angry Birds series is flying out in Spring 2015. To get the first sneak peeks into this exciting new game, head to the Angry Birds Fight! official website  or check it out on Facebook and Twitter today.



Tempura Kidz from Harajyuku, Japan are also celebrating the launch of Angry Birds Fight! The Flock and Tempura Kidz teamed up to create a super cool music video; check out the teaser below for a preview!


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642Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio unveils newest title: Agri Birds!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/635/rovio-unveils-newest-title-agri-birds


Ready, set farm! The newest Angry Birds title brings a fan-favourite genre with a twist, where
resource management meets visual novel meets point-and-click survival horror meets FPS meets your face!
 


The birds are
ploughing fields, tending to crops, and trading goods with neighbors and friends to save their farm from being bulldozed by the dastardly bigshot – Mighty Bagel. Stay tuned for more news coming this summer to join in on the fighting and flocking!


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635Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio and WWF team up for Earth Hour http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/634/rovio-and-wwf-team-up-for-earth-hourTo help raise awareness and encourage work to change climate change, Rovio has joined WWF’s Earth Hour event with a themed week-long Angry Birds Friends tournament starting today!

Additionally, and to lead by example, Angry Birds Friends will be shut down  for one hour on March 28th starting at 08:30pm EET.

Learn more about Earth Hour here!

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634Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200
New Angry Birds game soft launches in Canadahttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/625/new-angry-birds-game-soft-launches-in-canadaToday, we’re giving Canadian bird-flingers a sneak peek at a brand new game that’s under pigstruction, featuring those most enraged of avian protagonists, the Angry Birds! Join the core cast of Angry Birds characters (and some new faces) in a brand new twist on the slingshot gameplay you know and love.

As always, the birds are up against their admirably persistent, and thankfully clueless, piggy rivals. This time, the pigs are constructing things differently, and it’s sure to give players a new challenge every time. However, that challenge does not come without new ammunition on the birds’ side. Players can now collect bird cards that allow them to choose which bird they fling and when – and new spells allow the birds to pull off massive damage. Players must choose their birds and spells strategically because the pigs are constructing extra-difficult multi-stage levels. Consider the ante, upped.

Players will also have a chance to challenge one another in daily tournaments to earn feathers, upgrade their birds, and to see who’s the most hardcore bird-flinger of all – and the leaderboards will show the global pecking order. Game on!

During soft launch we’ll test the game and gather feedback from fans to max the fun and make it super entertaining. Download Angry Birds Under Pigstruction from the Canadian Apple App Store now!

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625Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Bad Piggies celebrates 100 million downloads with a new updatehttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/623/bad-piggies-celebrates-100-million-downloads-with-a-new-update

Since it’s launch in 2012, Bad Piggies has reached over 100 million downloads – thanks to the big part played by a strong community of avid pigineers! To celebrate, the piggies are back with something new. The new update includes a huge sandbox level, Little Pig Adventure, and a new part – the gearbox. Players can use the gearbox in their contraptions to travel in reverse. It sounds simple yes – but for the pigs, it’s groundbreaking technology.

Can you harness the power of the gearbox to create the ultimate flying/rolling/crashing machine and steer the pigs safely to their destination?

The new Little Pig Adventure sandbox pushes players’ engineering skills to the limit with new parts to collect, slippery icy surfaces, a huge play area to navigate, and new achievements. Collect all starboxes, and add some new parts to your collection!

Get the Little Pig Adventure update now on iPhone, iPad, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore!

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623Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Seasons: NBA All-Star Update Out Now!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/612/angry-birds-seasons-nba-all-star-update-out-nowSince October 2014, the Angry Birds Season NBA ‘’Ham Dunk’’ episode has been played 375 million times! So to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game ‘’Ham Dunk’’ gets 15 new NBA All-Star levels – plus an extra challenging Golden Egg level!

The levels are an addition to the basketball-themed NBA Ham Dunk episode. Also, with the new update, players can now try out the Shockwave power-up once per level in the new All-Star levels. Other new additions include a new unlockable Golden Egg level, and new Pig Days levels highlighting wacky holidays throughout the year.

See the trailer for the update below, featuring the one true legendary basketball Bird - Larry Bird!

The NBA All-Star update is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Get the update here!

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612Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0200
The Angry Birds Hit the Ice for the NHL All-Star Gamehttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/610/the-angry-birds-hit-the-ice-for-the-nhl-all-star-gamePlayers who log onto Angry Birds Friends between Jan. 19 and Feb. 1 will be treated to some hockey-themed flair in addition to the pig-popping and league ladder climbing of the weekly tournaments. The two, week-long, NHL tournaments coincide with the NHL All-Star Game, which is scheduled for Jan. 25. During these two weeks Angry Birds Friends players also get the added bonus of an all-new playable character – NHL HockeyBird!

See the animated trailer below.

The tournaments can be played for free here between Jan. 19 and Feb. 1.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and city of Columbus will host the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities, Jan. 24-25, marking a first for the city and Club. The League’s midseason showcase will include the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and the Honda NHL All-Star Game® on Sunday, Jan. 25 (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Fans can join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

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610Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200
New Update – Angry Birds Transformers: Deceptihogs Revengehttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/609/new-update-%e2%80%93-angry-birds-transformers-deceptihogs-revengeThanks to their teamwork with the Autobirds, the Deceptihogs have finally gotten the EggSpark in their grasp. However, the EggBots are still on the loose, and they’re attacking Pig City! Autobirds – roll out!

The latest update introduces Pig City as a new playable area with all new levels full of pig-blasting action. Also, players can now intercept EggBots as they are transforming Piggy Island, and engage them in running combat. Look for this and more in Angry Birds Transformers: Deceptihogs Revenge – now available for iOS and Android devices!

Get the update here

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609Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200
What happened to Stella’s bubbles? Angry Birds Stella POP! soft launches in Canada. http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/604/what-happened-to-stella%e2%80%99s-bubbles-angry-birds-stella-pop-soft-launches-in-canadaThese days Stella is known for her Pink Flash superpower, but she used to have a bubble wand. Well if you’ve been wondering what happened to it, the secret is being revealed in Angry Birds Stella POP! which was soft launched in Canada today. Packed with exciting bubble popping puzzles, Stella and her fearless flock bring their unique personalities and superpowers to an all-new adventure.

During the soft launch we’ll test the game and gather feedback from our fans in order to make the it the best possible and most fun experience. Angry Birds Stella POP! is out now in Canada on the Apple App Store.


Follow @stellafriends on Twitter for latest news!

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604Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Available now – RETRY: Jungle all the Way!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/603/available-now-%e2%80%93-retry-jungle-all-the-wayAt 2.3 Billion retries and counting, RETRY’s new update aims to up the ante. The update, Jungle all the Way, features 16 new jungle-themed levels that are sure to keep players retrying over the holidays and well after. The update also includes new achievements and a new world map. Jungle all the Way is now available for iOS and Android devices in app stores worldwide. See the gameplay trailer below, get the update here, and get ready to RETRY again!

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603Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200
The 5th BirdDay was celebrated by fans of all ages!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/595/the-5th-birdday-was-celebrated-by-fans-of-all-agesFive years (and one day) ago, one of the angriest and most loved flocks of birds was born. We could not have thought of a better way to celebrate the Angry Birds’ 5th BirdDay, than to do fun and cool things with and for our fans! Have a look at our BirdDay photos from yesterday!

Welcome to the Flock!

We welcomed every baby born in Finland on December 11 to the flock with a special BirdDay present, a soft hoodie or a warm overall!

Time to Play the Next Level!

To celebrate the special occasion, we released “Play the next level”, an Angry Birds episode with 30 new levels created entirely by the fans! It is one of the world’s largest fully user generated experience. Above are just some examples of the incredible designs submitted by fans that made it into the episode!

In Finland, we invited a big bunch of local kids to enjoy BirdDay activities that inspired them to be active and learn new skills while having a lot of fun at the same time! In the evening we hosted a Finnish hockey league match between Espoo Blues and Porin Ässät as part of the BirdDay celebrations. Custom-made BirdDay shirts, worn by Espoo Blues, will be auctioned to benefit Espoo Blues junior hockey.


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595Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200
RETRY soars to 10 million downloads! Soundtrack out now, new levels coming soon!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/593/retry-soars-to-10-million-downloads-soundtrack-out-now-new-levels-coming-soonRovio LVL 11’s retro-flyer RETRY has reached over 10 million downloads and other awesome milestones, such as 2.3 billion retries to date! To celebrate these landmarks we’ve published the soundtrack of the game, which you can hear at SpotifyDeezer, iTunes and Google Play.

If you’ve already mastered all the levels, then get ready for a new challenge – RETRY is about to get a new update called Jungle All The Way! The new update features 16 new stages in a jungle world, new achievements and a new world map!

Keep an eye on Rovio’s Facebook and Twitter for the latest news about RETRY’s update and remember: try, crash, try again, crash better!

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593Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Seasons welcomes you to Finland with On Finn Ice episode!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/586/angry-birds-seasons-welcomes-you-to-finland-with-on-finn-ice-episodeYou might already know that Angry Birds hail from the Nordic country of Finland, but what do you know about the country? Join Terence on his trip to visit some Finnish relatives in an Angry Birds Seasons update called On Finn Ice! You’ll get to meet Terrence’s Finnish cousin Tony, get to play in brisk winter weather, as well as under a starry night. Also, you’ll see some iconic locations around Finland, and hear a new theme song by the Finnish band Apocalyptica. We bet you’ve never heard cellos played like that!

Download or update Angry Birds Seasons for your mobile device here and get ready to experience Finland!

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586Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds gets Powe(RED) up!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/584/angry-birds-gets-powered-upStarting today through Sunday, December 7th, Rovio is proud to announce a partnership with Apple and (RED) in the fight against AIDS. For the duration of the campaign, the original Angry Birds game gets an exclusive (RED) themed ‘Golden Egg’ level!
 


Fans can also get the (RED)'s Mighty Feathers power-up to use across all Angry Birds levels, with 100% of proceeds going towards (RED)’s fight to deliver the first AIDS free generation in over thirty years! Get it and get POWE(RED) Up!
 



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584Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Roll with the Pangolins in Angry Birds Friends - and help save these unique animals!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/581/roll-with-the-pangolins-in-angry-birds-friends-and-help-save-these-unique-animalsAttention, Angry Birds Friends fans! Get ready for a new tournament called Roll with the Pangolins, where you’ll get to save pangolins from poachers and help raise awareness of the plight of these wonderful creatures. The tournament will run between November 17-23rd.

Pangolins are the only scaly mammals in the world and their only defense is to curl up in a ball. It works well against their natural predators, like wild dogs and tigers, but not so well against humans, who illegally hunt and trade these unique animals for food.

What can you do to help pangolins? Rovio, United for Wildlife and its president, The Duke of Cambridge, teamed up to bring you information about how to help these animals. Check out the following video!

You can find more about pangolins in the guest blog post in AngryBirds.com, written by Carly Waterman from the Zoological Society of London. The video invitation and a special pangolin animation are also available at ToonsTV, both on the website and in all Angry Birds games.

Play the new tournament here!

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581Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Go! - over 100 million downloads, introducing team multiplayer!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/579/angry-birds-go-over-100-million-downloads-introducing-team-multiplayerAngry Birds Go! has been out almost a year and it has recently exceeded 100 million downloads - we are now at 107 million, to be exact. To celebrate, we’re launching the most awaited updated for Angry Birds Go! yet - team multiplayer! Get ready, assemble a team with your friends, and go beak-to-snout with other crews in 3-on-3 multiplayer races. Daytime racing feeling too easy for you, hot shot? Well, turn on the high beams and race by moonlight in brand new nighttime competitions!

Update the game here, check out the video below and get ready to race the world!

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579Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Transformers tops the iOS charts worldwide!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/572/angry-birds-transformers-tops-the-ios-charts-worldwideAngry Birds Transformers was released on iOS just over three weeks ago, and it’s been a hit with fans of both of the beloved franchises. The game has reached #1 in 48 markets on iPhone, #1 in 123 markets on iPad, and the average rating is 4.7 from nearly 50,000 fans! And it’s been downloaded a whopping 10 million times in the first three weeks! In addition to iOS, Angry Birds Transformers is also now available on Google Play and Amazon as well.

Like all Rovio games, Angry Birds Transformers keeps evolving. So stay tuned – there’s much more action from the Autobirds and Deceptihogs coming soon!

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572Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Transformers rolls out on Google Play - check out the trailer!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/569/angry-birds-transformers-rolls-out-on-google-play-check-out-the-trailerAndroid users, assemble! Angry Birds Transformers rolls out today on Google Play! Get ready to join the Autobirds and Deceptihogs on their action packed mission to save the Piggy Island from rampaging Eggbots, brought to life by the EggSpark. Angry Birds Transformers offers a totally new kind of run-and-gun gameplay and it’s free to download!

Check out the launch trailer below and get the game here.

For now Angry Birds Transformers is not available in Japan.

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569Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200
See the first episode of the Angry Birds Stella animation series a week ahead of time!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/568/see-the-first-episode-of-the-angry-birds-stella-animation-series-a-week-ahead-of-timeAttention, fans of Angry Birds Stella! If you check the ToonsTV channel inside the game, there’s a surprise waiting for you! As we promised, the story of Stella and her friends will be told through games, comics, animations and other fun ways. Now it’s the time for exclusive premiere of the animated series, first available only in the ToonsTV channel inside the Angry Birds Stella game! Start the game, click the ToonsTV button and dive into the adventures of Stella and her friends in Golden Island!

Angry Birds Stella animated series will premiere to the whole wide world in November 1st on ToonsTV channel  and on TV with selected broadcast partners later this year.

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568Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Halloween draws near - get ready for the Curse of the Mummy Pig!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/564/halloween-draws-near-get-ready-for-the-curse-of-the-mummy-pigWoooOooooOOO! Halloween is the season for ghosts and goblins and creepy-crawlies, not to forget mummies who have taken over Angry Birds Friends this year! We have kicked off a new three week long tournament where the pigs come back as mummies, thanks to the Curse of the Mummy Pig. Read the story behind the dastardly curse in a three part story in the Angry Birds blog, and check out the trailer below!

This Halloween pirates are welcome too! Plunder Pirates will get into Halloween mood in an upcoming update, as will Angry Birds Toons in a special holiday episode. There will also be a comic giveaway and a fan art competition where you can win some awesome signed jumbo posters, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter, and of course the Angry Birds blog!

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564Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Transformers rolls out globally today!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/561/angry-birds-transformers-rolls-out-globally-todayAutobirds, roll out! Angry Birds Transformers is launched today in Apple App Stores around the world, with the Android version on Google Play to follow on October 30th. When the Eggspark crashes to Piggy Island, it changes the birds and the pigs - and also the eggs! Get in on the action and help Autobirds and Deceptihogs save Piggy Island from EggBots wreaking havoc all over the place! The totally new gameplay in Angry Birds Transformers gives you feet and wheels - assemble into play!

 Download the game here!


Also, Angry Birds Transformers TELEPODS figures teleport your favorite characters straight into the game - and yes, they do change form!  Check them out!

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561Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Stella joined the Finlandia Trophy Espoo international figure skating competitionhttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/558/angry-birds-stella-joined-the-finlandia-trophy-espoo-international-figure-skating-competitionOur feisty little heroine cheered the figure skaters from the benches, supported them in the Kiss & Cry corner and embraced the competitive spirit of the sport! Just like Stella and her friends in their adventures, the skaters, which included Rika Hongo and ElizavetaTuktamysheva, owned their superpowers to deliver amazing performances.

World and European medalists launched their season at Finlandia Trophy, and Stella, who is quite athletic and fearless herself, was excited to be the mascot of the event. Just like sports, her world is full of daring adventures, exciting challenges and big achievements!

The event is organized by the Finnish Figure Skating Association and the City of Espoo and was held on October 10-12 in Espoo, Finland.


#OwnYourSuperpower with Stella!

For more information on Angry Birds Stella head to 
stella.angrybirds.com

PR and Media Contact
e: media@rovio.com | p: +358 400 214526

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558Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio at New York Comic-Con 2014http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/556/rovio-at-new-york-comic-con-2014

While the Angry Birds Transformers were busy drawing in hoards of young gamers on the show floor at NYCC 2014, Plunder Pirates played host to a slightly different audience....

The latest title published by Rovio Stars was represented in full force with Plunder Pirates branded tee shirts, beanies and eye patches worn by gamers, media and NYCC attendees on a real life pirate ship, just around the corner from NYCC, at Pier 40, 353 West St.

Speaking of the event, Head of Rovio Stars Publishing Matthew Wilson comments, “Plunder Pirates has all the qualities that a brand needs to succeed, so we’re hitting the seas and bringing the buccaneers to NYCC!”

For more information on Angry Birds Transformers and Plunder Pirates head to:

Plunder Pirates
http://plunderpirates.com

Angry Birds Transformers
http://transformers.angrybirds.com


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556Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Get ready to hit the NBA court in Angry Birds Seasons!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/555/get-ready-to-hit-the-nba-court-in-angry-birds-seasonsThe whistle has blown, and it’s time for an all new Angry Birds Seasons update – NBA Ham Dunk! This update celebrates the NBA 2014-2015 basketball season, and puts our birdy heroes against the ball-hogging pigs. NBA Ham Dunk includes 15 free NBA-themed levels, and with the purchase of the NBA Pass, you can access one custom level for each team in the NBA. That’s 45 levels in total! Also, bring the house down on those no-game-having pigs with the Mighty Spalding Ball, and use Bomb’s Shockwave ability at the last second for the buzzer beater!

The ball’s in your court! Update the game for iOS and Android here, and tip off with your favorite team - be it the Lakers, Celtics, or the Piggie Island Bullies - and start dunking birds and bashing piggies for some extra points. Nothin’ but nest!

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555Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300