Rovio Entertainment announces the VR debut of its global franchise.
Just when you thought you’ve seen just about every Angry Bird iteration possible, here comes Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs. Developed in collaboration with Resolution Games, Isle of Pigs brings Rovio’s hit mobile game series to VR for the very first-time, sending the series infamous bird-launching gameplay soaring to new heights.
“Introducing the Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming,” states Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, in an official release. “We are thrilled that millions of Angry Birds fans will soon be able to literally step into the Angry Birds universe with the powerful sense of presence you get with VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs continues to demonstrate the many unforeseen ways fan can interact with their favorite characters and gameplay.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR,” adds Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “Angry Birds lends itself perfectly to VR, where players can experience the already highly engaging characters and gameplay mechanics in a much more tangible and immersive way than ever. Just as Angry Birds was applauded for its intuitive controls and gameplay on mobile, we feel Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will continue that legacy for VR.”
This past fall Rovio released a mixed reality rendition of the game, Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, for the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition that allowed users to bring down towers of nefarious pigs stacked perched upon their coffee tables. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs flips the script by transporting players directly into the world of Angry Birds, immersing them in a colorful spectacle of exploding blocks and flying pigs.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be available on all major VR platforms sometime early next year.
Since it’s initial launch back in 2009, the Angry Birds series has amassed an incredible four billion game downloads, making the franchise one of the most successful in mobile gaming history.
Image Credit: Rovio Entertainment / Resolution Games