Blog feedhttp://www.rovio.com/enWed, 23 Apr 2014 22:10:29 +0300New Angry Birds website goes live!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/493/new-angry-birds-website-goes-liveThe official website for Angry Birds, www.angrybirds.com, has gone through quite an overhaul! Want to know more about the birds and the pigs? Go and check out the brand-new character bios, where you’ll get tons of info about Red, Chuck, Stella, King Pig and all your other favorite characters. Got some awesome Angry Birds fan art you want to show the world? Fly on over to the site’s fan section and send us your masterpiece!

The new website also offers more fun info about Angry Birds books, games and animations – plus the official Angry Birds blog! We hope you love the site as much as we do!

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493Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Join the Easter egg hunt in Angry Birds Friends, and win some bird coins!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/492/join-the-easter-egg-hunt-in-angry-birds-friends-and-win-some-bird-coinsEaster is just around the corner! Get ready for the holidays with the Angry Birds Friends Easter Tournament! Those dastardly piggies have dressed up as bunnies and stolen all the Easter eggs for themselves. Challenge your friends today in Angry Birds Friends  and get the eggs back!

The tournament starts today and runs for one week only! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, ‘cos there’s an egg hunt going on! Every day this week, we’ll post an image to both Facebook and Twitter with a hidden code. Whoever spots and redeems it first will win 4200 bird coins in Angry Birds Friends!


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492Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
A brand-new series hits ToonsTV – get ready for Piggy Tales!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/491/a-brand-new-series-hits-toonstv-%e2%80%93-get-ready-for-piggy-talesRovio proudly presents a new animation series premiering on ToonsTV today! Piggy Tales gives you a glimpse into the lives of our favorite green minions, in a way you’ve never seen them before. In the first episode, a curious Piggy comes across a trampoline and can’t resist jumping on it – even though he’s not supposed to…

You can check out Piggy Tales on your mobile device by going into your Rovio game and tapping the ToonsTV button on the start screen. You can also view the series in your browser at www.toons.tv – look out for a new episode every Friday!

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491Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Important information concerning the latest Tiny Thief updatehttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/488/important-information-concerning-the-latest-tiny-thief-updateLast week we released a new update for Tiny Thief, adding a new premium episode to the game as well as relaunching it as a free download.

Unfortunately this change has led to a number of users being prompted to buy the game again. This is an unfortunate technical glitch and below we have outlined some basic steps on how to resolve this issue.

On iOS (iPhone, iPad) the issue has been resolved with a new update, so if you are still experiencing this problem, it can be resolved by simply updating to the latest version and rebooting the app.

On Android the issue occurs because, for technical reasons, the purchase history cannot always be restored on that platform. Our customer support is aware of the issue and we would recommend contacting us at support@rovio.com to anyone who is still experiencing this.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this issue, our support team is ready and waiting to help get this sorted out so you can continue the Tiny Thief adventure!

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488Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Jump on a riverboat for a crazy cruise in Angry Birds Rio!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/487/jump-on-a-riverboat-for-a-crazy-cruise-in-angry-birds-rioGet ready for the latest exciting Angry Birds Rio update in the Blossom River episode! There a 20 beautiful new levels and six hidden bonus levels set on boats that drift not-so-gently down the river! Stop those pesky monkeys and free all the caged birds – just don’t get distracted by the scenery as it floats on by! Also, if you’re playing on Windows Phone 8, Angry Birds Rio is now free!

In addition to the new levels, there’s more fun in store for Rio fans on a slightly bigger screen than your phone or tablet! Rio 2, the blockbuster sequel to the #1 smash hit, will open in the U.S. and most other countries on April 11th!

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487Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Exciting news for the fans of Tiny Thief - get ready for something magical!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/485/exciting-news-for-the-fans-of-tiny-thief-get-ready-for-something-magicalThe Rovio Stars game Tiny Thief by 5 Ants is now free to download in the iOS and Android app stores! If you haven't had the chance to check it out, then today is the day. Downloading the game now will give you access to three episodes from the get-go, each one bringing five levels to explore.

The fans of Tiny Thief have been keen to get more levels to play, and that’s exactly what we have been working on with 5 Ants. Here they are! A magical new episode called Bewitched is now available for the iOS and Android versions of Tiny Thief. The Bewitched episode brings five new challenging environments brimming with magic for you to explore, and is available for purchase in the game at $1.99 or €1.79.

Be sure to follow @5ants on Twitter for the latest on all things Tiny Thief!

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485Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio Stars presents Word Monsters – a monstrously fun word game!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/483/rovio-stars-presents-word-monsters-%e2%80%93-a-monstrously-fun-word-gameRovio Stars and Raketspel proudly present Word Monsters – a fun, fast-paced word game for quick fingers and nimble minds! In this fun new take on wordsearch, you choose a theme and race against the clock to find all the words – but beware, you have to find them in the right order to complete the level!

Themes include things like fruits, names, stuff that you keep in your fridge, or even 80s pop songs! Compete with friends, join a league, or simply challenge your own high scores and achieve three gold stars for every theme.

But what are Word Monsters? They’re fun little monsters that love words – and cookies! In Word Monsters, you create your very own monster to show your opponent just who they’re up against!

As you play the game you earn coins, which you can use to unlock even more themes. If you get stuck, use the Boosters to give you hints or freeze time – but you’ll need to pay in cookies of course! Word Monsters is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Word Monsters is free and out now on iOS, with an Android version coming soon. Download it today, and get finding those words!

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483Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Race in a winter wonderland in a new episode for Angry Birds Go!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/481/race-in-a-winter-wonderland-in-a-new-episode-for-angry-birds-goSpring is drawing near, but it’s still a winter wonderland in the new Sub Zero episode of Angry Birds Go! Get ready for the Sub Zero episode with eight new karts and skid around the icy tracks! You can also participate in new daily events and win rewards - the more you play, the more you win!

In addition to the snowy tracks, the Sub Zero update brings new starter packs that instantly give you a premium soapbox kart for each episode, along with some bonus coins and gems.

Download the Sub Zero episode now for free and get racing!

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481Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Ready for the most Epic soft launch ever? Check out the gameplay trailer!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/476/ready-for-the-most-epic-soft-launch-ever-check-out-the-gameplay-trailerYou may have noticed our epic teaser video where we hinted that something new is coming. Well here it is! Get ready for Angry Birds Epic, where the furious fowl go positively medieval! Today we’re soft launching Angry Birds Epic on iOS in Canada, Australia and New Zealandwith the full launch to follow later this spring.

Angry Birds Epic is an adventure role-playing game set in a fantasy version of Piggy Island. It offers an awesome storyline, turn-based combat, a gripping campaign with a challenging end game, a rich system of crafting weapons, armour and potions with resources the players can collect or purchase, and much more. Check out the official gameplay trailer to see Angry Birds Epic in action!

Why only Canada, Australia and New Zealand? This is a soft launch, which is what game developers do when the game development is ready, but they want some critical feedback from players in the real world. Tons and tons of testing has been done, but we want to get our fans’ feedback and opinions in for those last tweaks before releasing the game to the whole wide world! For now, unless you live in those three countries, you’ll still have to wait a bit more - but not too long!

For further news, keep an eye on the Angry Birds Epic website, Rovio’s blog, Facebook and Twitter for more news!

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476Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Rovio’s ToonsTV introduces a superhero series from Stan Lee!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/475/rovio%e2%80%99s-toonstv-introduces-a-superhero-series-from-stan-leeA year ago, Rovio’s ToonsTV turned Angry Birds games on your mobile devices into a video entertainment channel for awesome animation. Today, having already reached over two billion views, we are happy to present the first superhero series premiering on ToonsTV: Stan Lee’s Chakra the Invincible! The series follows a young Indian boy Raju Rai, who must use his newly found superpowers to protect his fellow citizens from the villains of Mumbai.

Chakra the Invincible is a brand new series from Graphic India and POW! Entertainment. The legendary Stan Lee is behind many iconic characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man and X-men, and it looks like he's a big fan of Angry Birds as well.

Check out Stan's video greeting to us below and learn more about the series from the man himself. Excelsior!

Watch Chakra the Invincible on the ToonsTV channel in your Angry Birds or Bad Piggies game, or on the web at toons.tv!

Chakra fans might soon get a chance to get creative and influence the outcome of one special episode! For more info, check out the Chakra Facebook page where you can also see pages from the Chakra comic book for free.

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475Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Rovio expands the number of languages for customer support!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/474/rovio-expands-the-number-of-languages-for-customer-supportSupporting our fans is very important for us here at Rovio, and we’re happy to address our fans’ questions about all of our products. Starting this week you can send out your questions to us in Finnish, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Japanese and Korean! If you have a question regarding our games or about the other fun stuff we make, you can contact our customer support at support@rovio.com!

Later we’ll expand the language selection by adding Portuguese, Chinese and Indonesian for a total of 14 languages - but we don’t yet have a date for these three languages!

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474Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Get ready for the Aftershock - 15 new Bomb Bird levels for Angry Birds!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/471/get-ready-for-the-aftershock-15-new-bomb-bird-levels-for-angry-birds

Last Black Bird Friday was big for Bomb Bird - he got his very own Angry Birds episode, titled Short Fuse, and a devastating new special power called Shock Wave. Now he’s back for more! Get ready for the Aftershock, bringing with it 15 new Short Fuse levels to Angry Birds and another new addition called Power-up University. As a reminder, here’s the trailer for the original Short Fuse update:

What is Power-up University? If you’ve ever wondered about power-ups but never tried them - well now you can go and test them out for free. Go to the Power-up Shop and tap the button with Stella on it to try them out. Complete the trial to get your reward!

The new Short Fuse pack is a free update to existing iOS and Android downloads. Get it here!

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471Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Superheroes vs. Supervillains - who will prevail in a new Angry Birds Friends tournament?http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/470/superheroes-vs-supervillains-who-will-prevail-in-a-new-angry-birds-friends-tournamentGet ready for a new Wingman tournament in Angry Birds Friends! The villainous El Porkador is causing havoc with his minions and the only one who can stop him is the masked hero Wingman and his feathered friends! For this week-long tournament we’ve unlocked the Infinite Wingman bundle for all players, so you can really serve the pigs a healthy knuckle sandwich!

The tournament will run from March 3rd to 9th, so log into Angry Bird Friends and start popping those pigs!

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470Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Take a High Dive in Angry Birds Rio and set the river dolphins free!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/468/take-a-high-dive-in-angry-birds-rio-and-set-the-river-dolphins-freeGet ready to make a big splash in the new High Dive update for Angry Birds Rio! The new update is based on the upcoming animated film Rio 2, and it brings a totally new visual style to the Angry Birds Rio game - as well as 20 new levels and six bonus levels. Dive into the waters of a Brazilian port harbour and help save those beautiful Amazon river dolphins accidentally trapped in the underwater cages.

See the game in action in the following video and download the update now for free! Also, the Rio 2 theme by the Brazilian Barbatuques is now available on iTunes.

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468Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Rovio and Hasbro announce Angry Birds Stella Telepods! http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/467/rovio-and-hasbro-announce-angry-birds-stella-telepodsYesterday we told you about Stella and her close-knit group of friends embarking on new adventures in never-before-seen parts of the Angry Birds universe. Stella’s story will be told through games, animations, books, toys and other fun stuff. Speaking about toys, something you will get your hands on later this year are Angry Birds Stella Telepods from Hasbro!

These new playsets and figures will expand the Angry Birds Stella adventure in both physical and digital worlds - basically, they’re fun toys that also work with our games. How do they work exactly? Here you can see the Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods in action!

We can\'t say much more at this point, but we think you\'re going to enjoy the reveals that we\'ve got lined up for our tumblr page at stella.angrybirds.com, including news on the upcoming game and more.


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467Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Stella: BFF's - most of the time!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/463/angry-birds-stella-bffs-most-of-the-timeGet ready to meet Stella and her friends! Stella may be pink, but she's definitely one of the Angry Birds, a fierce and a feisty character with a great group of friends. Of course no story is complete without some interesting (fr)enemies!

Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you've never seen before! There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they live in. Luckily, Stella and her friends are good at finding creative solutions!

The adventures of Stella and her friends will debut in the fall of this year, and they will span all Rovio’s offerings which include games, animations, books, toys and other fun stuff. What is coming exactly? Well, you’ll have to wait for a bit longer to find that out! ;) Keep an eye on #NewAngryBirds and http://stella.angrybirds.com/ to get the latest news!

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463Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with a special Angry Birds Friends tournament!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/458/get-in-the-spirit-of-valentine%e2%80%99s-day-with-a-special-angry-birds-friends-tournamentValentine’s Day - the season for love, friends and romance. Show your friends a bit of tough love by challenging them in a brand new tournament in Angry Birds Friends! The tournament starts today and it offers six new levels with a delicious new candy land theme with cotton candy, cake, jelly beans and chocolate!

Also, remember to keep an eye on our Angry Birds presences on Facebook and Twitter for special offers and giveaways! ;)

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458Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200
The new Carbonite Pack for Angry Birds Star Wars II features eight all new characters!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/456/the-new-carbonite-pack-for-angry-birds-star-wars-ii-features-eight-all-new-charactersCheck out the awesome new Carbonite Pack update for Angry Birds Star Wars II - bringing you six classic characters and two bonus ones! Play as Carbonite Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Wicket the Ewok, Lando Bird, Royal Crimson Guard and Tusken Raider, or fling Clone Trooper or Jedi Knight Kit Fisto! There will also be new bonus levels for each of the characters.

Right away you can test out all the characters for free, and then just earn or purchase more. Of course, with the collectible Angry Birds Star Wars II TELEPODS you can unlock them permanently.

Update your game and get blasting! http://angrybirds.tumblr.com

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456Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds wish you a Happy Chinese New Year with an epic music video!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/454/angry-birds-wish-you-a-happy-chinese-new-year-with-an-epic-music-videoIt’s time for the Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Horse starts on January 31st. The horse is one of the most popular animals in China, and it represents not only traveling, but also speedy success. In the Chinese horoscopes, the horse is also connected to heat, fire and the color red - does it sound like anybody you might know? Squawk!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Rovio would like to bring you a music video from an exciting Finnish artist Saara Aalto, who also sings in Mandarin Chinese. Saara has released one album in Chinese and three other albums, and her artist name 雪兰 means ‘snow flower’ in Chinese. The video is shot in the town of Kittilä in Finnish Lapland, both in the snowy and wintery Finnish landscapes and a hotel made entirely of snow and ice! Enjoy the video and the song Reach the Stars here:

Rovio wishes an awesome Year of the Horse to all of our fans!

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454Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Introducing NHL HockeyBird - the official mascot!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/449/introducing-nhl-hockeybird-the-official-mascotThe National Hockey League – in partnership with Rovio Entertainment – proudly presents NHL HockeyBird as a true symbol of the energy, intensity and joy of the game! He’s here for a very specific job: he’ll start with an intensive NHL Stadium Series Tour!

He’s just over six-feet tall, comes in at 236 pounds (his feathers alone weigh 70 pounds!), likes to play hard and fair, and has a courageous never-give-up attitude – something they call “sisu” back where he’s from. NHL HockeyBird is an Angry Bird that said farewell to the flock, practiced his beak off and became a reliable right WINGer. He flung from Finland to North America for the NHL Mascot Draft, quickly became the #1 pick and now travels across the country to celebrate the great game of hockey!

NHL HockeyBird’s first face-off will be in and around the NHL Stadium Series venues and jumbo screens in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Vancouver. If you see the mascot, shout “Squawk”!  

Are you ready to ruffle some feathers? NHL HockeyBird will bring some exciting games to the stadiums. It’s up to all of you to see just how amped and how strong our fine-feathered friend is! NHL fans can interact with NHL HockeyBird on the stadium’s jumbo screens. Debuting at the NHL Stadium Series, there are two interactive crowd stadium games, Slingshot and Slapshot that use state-of-the-art voice activated technology to bring the excitement of the game to the big screen!

Using super scientific algorithms – that’s math you can’t do by counting your fingers, toes or bird claws – NHL HockeyBird performs based on the cheering and applause of the fans. The more noise you make, the more power he gathers. The more power he gathers, the better he performs! This is one sharpshooting bird that might merit all three stars of the game!

Want more of this big fella? Well, you got it! Watch out for all kinds of officially NHL/Rovio licensed NHL HockeyBird merchandise and videos. Start by watching the very first NHL HockeyBird trailer here!

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449Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200
New Year / New Tricks. 2014.http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/445/new-year-new-tricks-2014We’re just about to enter an exciting new year - 2014!  We wanted to do something extra special so we hooked up with District and FinScooter pro rider Helmeri Pirinen for a celebratory video.  

Fear not - the Angry Birds will still be slinging, but in 2014 we’ll also be teaching the birds some new tricks. New Year...New Tricks. See the video for small hints!


Happy 2014 everyone! 

-The Rovio team 


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445Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
An explosive start for Angry Birds Go! - check out the REAL LIFE race video! http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/441/an-explosive-start-for-angry-birds-go-check-out-the-real-life-race-videoWow! Angry Birds Go! really got an explosive start right out of the gate: the game hit the #1 spot in over 140 countries on the App Store and Google Play. This is certainly a great start - so thanks to each and every one of you!

When working on the game, we got this idea: what would an Angry Birds Go! race look in real life? Well, first you need a big enough hill. Finland is quite flat so we had to look around a bit. Eventually we landed on a location: Barcelona. And then, of course, you need racers. A group of people crazy enough to go down the hill faster than anyone else. Add slingshots to the mix and you’ve got yourself a race - Angry Birds style!

Check out what happened in the video below!

The game got a lot of attention both from the media and our fans:

“In the end, Angry Birds Go is an excellent kart racing title. Eye-pleasing visuals, great controls and a nice amount of content makes it more than worthy to bear the Angry Birds name. If quality kart racing is what you crave, then Angry Birds Go should help subside those hankerings.”

- Slide to Play

Again, thank you everybody and have an awesome holiday season!

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441Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds return to Rio with a series of new updates, featuring Rocket Bird!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/440/angry-birds-return-to-rio-with-a-series-of-new-updates-featuring-rocket-birdHead out to the sunshine of Rio the Janeiro in the new update to Angry Birds Rio! The new series of updates will include four episodes, each of them following the themes of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming animation comedy RIO 2. The first update is out now and features 20 amazing new levels, the chance to play as Stella with her powerful bubble blower, fun new gameplay featuring fireworks, and the explosive Rocket Bird to help out in the six special bonus levels! The other episodes will be released during the coming six months.

The RIO 2 film will be released in April 2014, and it will bring the heroes of the first movie - Blu, Jewel and the gang - back to the silver screen. The Angry Birds Rio game also features a dedicated Rio Video channel inside ToonsTV, with exclusive sneak peeks coming soon!  

Check out the gameplay trailer to see what the latest update brings you!

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440Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Get ready for the explosive conclusion to Angry Birds Star Wars!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/439/get-ready-for-the-explosive-conclusion-to-angry-birds-star-warsGet ready for the exciting conclusion to Angry Birds Star Wars in the new update that’s out now! Take the battle to space with 15 levels featuring gravity fields, lasers, and a massive Imperial Super Star Destroyer! Fight through the Death Star and engage in the biggest ever multi-level boss fight against Darth Vader and the Emperor that builds up to the dramatic reveal: who’s behind Darth Vader’s mask?

All in all the final update of Angry Birds Star Wars will offer 30 new levels with plenty of action - go and download now and experience the thrilling finale to the epic Stars Wars saga! 

Now that the game reaches a conclusion on mobile, we’ll be closing down Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook on March 3rd, 2014. If you’re interested in playing an Angry Birds tournament on Facebook, go and check out Angry Birds Friends. You can also find more information about the future of Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook in this FAQ. For friends of Star Wars there’s the amazing blockbuster sequel Angry Birds Star Wars 2, and of course your first Angry Birds Star Wars game won’t vanish from your mobile - so you can keep chasing those last elusive stars as long as you like!

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439Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Go! out now! See the video and start playing for FREE!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/437/angry-birds-go-out-now-see-the-video-and-start-playing-for-freeReady, set, go! The birds and pigs go soapbox racing in our brand new game that’s out today for all major platforms. Jump behind the wheel and start racing - for free! In Angry Birds Go! you see Piggy Island in glorious 3D for the first time ever as you race through speedways, canyons, stunt roads and air courses as your favorite character. There are over 50 soapbox karts to ride, and you can upgrade them by collecting bird coins or making a simple purchase. Now you can have even more fun with Hasbro’s TELEPODS figures, which you can teleport into the game!

Like all our games, fun new content and exciting gameplay will be brought in through future game updates. In spring 2014 we'll be bringing multiplayer to Angry Birds Go. Both local and online competitive experiences are in the works, so stay tuned at @angrybirds and facebook.com/angrybirds as we keep you up-to-date with the schedule.

Check out the video and go download the game - its free to play! 

Angry Birds Go! is out today for iOS, Android devices, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10.

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437Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Angry Birds Friends Holiday tournament starts today - check out the video!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/433/angry-birds-friends-holiday-tournament-starts-today-check-out-the-video

Get ready for the festive season with the Angry Birds Friends Holiday tournament that starts today! There are three festive week-long tournaments from December 9th-29th, with six new holiday-themed levels to play every week! We’ve also added the Jingle Sling - an awesome new slingshot that shoots ornaments at the pigs for extra damage and also makes it snow!

Check out the gameplay video below, and play now on Facebook or mobile.

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433Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
The Battle of Naboo brings tons of new levels to Angry Birds Star Wars II!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/429/the-battle-of-naboo-brings-tons-of-new-levels-to-angry-birds-star-wars-iiGet ready for the Battle of Naboo - the third chapter of Angry Birds Star Wars II that takes you to the epic conclusion of the first Star Wars movie, Episode I! Join the Bird Side in the fight against the invading Pork Federation and its incredible war machines in the Battle of Grassy Plains. Evade the gunfire and demolish moving enemy tanks. Use Naboo’s giant trees and nature against the Pork Side high-tech army before facing the epic battleship blockade in space! Or choose the Pork Side and conquer Theed City by using underwater gameplay to your advantage to wipe out the Bird Side! Clear your way through the Bird Side rebellion to face Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan in an epic duel inside the Theed Royal Palace!

This brand new update brings Padme Amidala, Captain Panaka and Zam Wesell into the permanent roster of characters, so you don’t need to unlock them anymore to play! And boy - there’s a lot more to play, since the update brings 44 new levels, 20 for the Bird Side and 20 for the Pork Side, plus two secret levels for each!

Download Angry Birds Star Wars II now!

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429Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Frosty NEW Angry Birds Seasons Update: Arctic Eggspedition!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/427/frosty-new-angry-birds-seasons-update-arctic-eggspeditionSimon Pierro – the official Angry Birds magician – introduces the latest Arctic Eggspedition episode for Angry Birds Seasons! Simon hits the streets, spreading a little festive magic with some truly jaw-dropping tricks relating to this new frosty update! Check out the reaction of the live audience as they watch in amazement!

Pack your bags for a freezing Arctic Eggspedition! This all-new Angry Birds Seasons episode brings 25 festive, frosty and fun-filled levels, plus another 4 bonus levels! Things soon get a bit chilly as you fling the birds through the cold air. But now you can also try a surprise underwater attack through the icy Arctic sea! In December, play a new level every day before Christmas as part of our special advent calendar countdown – or unlock them all right away with a simple purchase!

Download now!

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427Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0200
Electrifying Angry Birds update: Short Fuse levels out now!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/425/electrifying-angry-birds-update-short-fuse-levels-out-nowToday Angry Birds received an electrifying new update with 30 fun-filled levels set in Professor Pig’s lab. Bomb is the hero of this episode, which is titled after his iconic demeanour: Short Fuse. This time around his temper has grown after he accidentally stumbles upon powerful potions and electricity in the Professor’s lab!  Download the update here for iOS and Android.  

Check out this special gameplay trailer!

The Short Fuse episode also introduces Bomb Bird’s new Shock Wave power – available across these 30 new levels! To celebrate this awesome new power our artists created a special edition Shock Wave T-shirt, which you can only get here for a limited time!

But wait, we didn’t stop there! The electricity inspired us to work with Orbotix to create a custom-made Bomb Bird Sphero to give away as prizes to our fans. Sphero is a super-smart app controlled robotic toy. Here’s your chance to win one: Angry Birds Nest is hosting a tournament for #ShortFuse. Now check out this behind-the-scenes video to see how the Bomb Bird Sphero was made!

Look out Angry Birds fans in the US! We’ll be warming up to a very special Black Friday shopping day in front of Toys R Us Times Square from 5am-8am PST on Friday November 29th. We’ll have loads of giveaways and fun activities. The early bird catches the worm!


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425Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0200
#BirdsAndDragons illustration contest: Winners announced!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/424/birdsanddragons-illustration-contest-winners-announcedOver the past few weeks we've been holding an illustration contest to celebrate our collaboration with Puzzle & Dragons. It's been a lot of fun!

AND NOW IT'S TIME TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS!!

Ready? Good luck...

FIRST PRIZE!


Itohiro 
wins a #BirdsAndDragons swag pack including one red hoodie, a Stella plush toy and a Puzzle & Dragons Jigsaw Puzzle! As winner of first prize, Itohiro will also be receiving a one-of-a-kind piece of Angry Birds art drawn by our competition judge and artist Toni.

Here's what Toni had to say about the winning piece:

"A lot of effort and idea went into combining AB and P&D characters to new designs that look natural. The painting has an epic feel and it´s technically solid. Colourful, dynamic action!"

Well done, Itohiro!

SECOND PRIZE!

Charmain wins a #BirdsAndDragons swag pack including one red hoodie, a Stella plush toy and a giant Puzzle & Dragons egg-shaped cushion. Sounds comfortable!

Well done, Charmain! Here's what Toni thinks:

"Cute, colourful and fluffy. A nice idea to put the P&D characters in the nest so that the birds will look after them. Pretty, symbolic picture of the collaboration."

The Puzzle & Dragons team have been judging the entries with us and this piece really caught P&D Producer Yamamoto's eye. So, let's also hear what Yamamoto thinks:

"I was very impressed by the quality of this piece. I think the way it combined Puzzle & Dragons and Angry Birds characters was very effective. Excellent!"

THIRD PRIZE!

(There's three of you!)

The next three winners will receive #BirdsAndDragons swag packs including one giant Angry Birds plush toy and one Puzzle & Dragons figure...



Surume piques the interest of Toni with the above image, and here's what he thinks: 

"Beautiful lineart and palette, good composition and finishing. Extra points for Red´s snarky expression!"

Congratulations Vasco, here's what Toni thinks of your work:

"Captures the menace of the P&D character and manages to do a creative and disturbing placement for the Red Bird. Very high laugh rate on this one!"

Well done, Zawazawa! Here's what Toni thinks:

"Very well designed mashup of the characters! Both are treated equally and the combination rocks! This could be easily used as a concept for actual game character."

FOURTH PRIZE!
(There's five of you!) 

The following five winners will receive a #BirdsAndDragons swag pack including three Angry Birds clip-ons and three Puzzle & Dragons plush toys...



Nice job from Agoago3 above, well done! Toni's comments below: 

"AB character blends nicely with the P&D character and the flame makes a powerful background."



We've seen great things from Scooterek before so we're not surprised to see this in the final lineup! Here's what Toni thinks:

"Nicely painted, strong atmosphere. Nice idea for a scene. Bubbles always has spare candy for a new friend!"



Congratulations Masmanvictor! Here's what Toni thinks:

"The birds are in trouble with the dragon! So much indeed that they need some assistance from Darth Vader and King Pig! Cool dragon, epic scene." 

Interesting submission from Li Xue Fei. Congrats! Toni's comments below:

"Even Odin has something against the pigs! Nice combination."

And our final winner is Hakuro. Well done Hakuro!! Toni says:

"Clever mix of Angry Birds and Puzzle & Dragons. To use Matilda in an egg-nurturing Tamadora is very appropriate and makes for a cute scene."

Well, there you have it!

BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!

We hope you've had fun drawing and sending us your #BirdsAndDragons fan art submissions, we've certainly had a blast looking through them all!

If you didn't win this time, don't worry, there will be plenty more competitions in the future! And we'll still be sharing some of our favorite #BirdsAndDragons entries over at @angrybirds and facebook.com/angrybirds in the coming weeks.

Stay angry.
 

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