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- Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Time to get angry, this time in virtual reality—Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is heading to all major VR platforms next year. Rovio Entertainment announced in a PR release today that they are teaming up with Resolution Games to release a new virtual reality Angry Birds game set for release in early 2019. The game will have you landing on a remote island to take on the game’s infamous green pigs.
Kati Levoranta, CEO of Rovio Entertainment, commented on the upcoming release.
“Introducing the Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming. 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.”
Resolution Games, which focuses on virtual reality titles, is responsible for other VR games including Bait!, Solitaire Jester and Wonder Glade.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR,” said 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.”
The first Angry Birds game was released in 2009, becoming a massive success as being one of the first major breakout games on smartphone mobile devices. The most recent game, Angry Birds Blast Island, came out back in February. The press release mentions that the game will be released “across all major VR platforms,” meaning it will likely be out for the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive early next year.