Angry Birds goes to consoles

Angry Birds goes to consoles

It is Thanksgiving day and that meansit is time for your Thanksgiving bird, or rather – birds. AngryBirds. No reason for them to be angry, though, with 36 milliondownloads across different mobile platforms, the game is as popularas ever. But Rovio, the company behind it, does not plan on stoppinghere. The game is now being developed for the major gaming consoles,according to Rovio's chief executive Peter Vesterbacka. Just when arewe going to have the birds flying on our living room TV sets? Thegame is expected to hit Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii sometime in 2011.

Not only that, but Rovio'smain man confirmed a second version of Angry Birds is coming tosmartphones as well. "Let's say that you will see a lot more ofthe pigs. The pigs will be a lot more active than just beingslingshotted at by birds", Vesterbacka gave a look behind thecurtain. Did we mention that all kinds of plush angry bird toys areavailable too? It seems like the game is getting mainstream withpopularity close to that of Super Mario. Okay, maybe not thatclose.

Finally, AngryBirds is also set to get a Christmas version sometime in December -take a look at the screenshot below. Angry Birds got a Halloweenversion in October and with such a release schedule it definitelymeets our criteria for regular updates!

source: The Guardian via TUAW

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