Angry Birds makes its debut release on virtual reality today, transporting fans to a remote island where Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues face off against their piggy nemeses
Get ready for take off. Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO) today announced the launch of the new virtual reality (VR) game Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is the first time Angry Birds fans can slingshot the likes of Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues within the fully immersive environment of VR. Initially launching with more than 50 levels of gameplay, fans of the incredibly popular franchise travel around a remote island where the infamous green pigs often vacation. Players bombard the island’s exotic beaches, steep cliffs, snowy slopes and party city to take on the green pigs, destroy their structures and retrieve the stolen eggs. The levels can be approached from different angles for the best accuracy, while players leverage classic gameplay elements to progress or strive for three stars on all rounds. Watch a trailer here.
Sami Ronkainen, Creative Director, Extended Reality at Rovio Entertainment, commented, “As a company we’re deeply interested in the future of gaming and in fact, investigating new tech and platforms remains one of our core strategic pillars. We’re delighted to be supporting the VR industry’s growth and introducing the beloved Angry Birds slingshot gameplay to new platforms.”
“The beauty of VR is that it allows players to enter and play in a 3D, fictional game universe, something people have fantasized about for decades. And, VR inherently lends itself well to strong characters, which is why the Angry Birds brand is such a great fit with its humor and strong gameplay,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “It has been incredibly fun for us to bring that to life, opening the door so players can immerse themselves in that world.”
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is available today on the Oculus Store, Steam and Viveport for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Resolution Games plans to launch Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs across additional VR platforms in the coming months as well as the addition of more levels and gameplay. For more information, go here.