a few days after Rovio released a teaser trailer
for a new Angry Birds
there is more news to follow. New reports, replete with screenshots,
indicate the game will be called Angry Birds Epic, and be a
narrative-based, turn-based strategy role-playing game.
true, Angry Birds Epic would be a breakaway from the regular
bird-flinging gameplay that users have been accustomed to playing. The
new trailer that had debuted on Saturday, showed the red bird in a
knight's armour with the word 'Epic' being prominently highlighted.
game was announced for a soft launch first in Australia and Canada in the teaser trailer,
possibly to test out the in-app purchase system for the free-to-play
game. No availability details have been mentioned however.
report on Angrybirdsnest,
and the alleged leaked screenshots, indicates the game will allow
players to craft 'epic weapons' like wooden swords and pans. 'Epic
upgrades' will apparently involve upgrading characters, armour, weapons
The 'epic upgrades' and 'epic weapons' can
supposedly be crafted in the game itself, or if a player wishes to speed
up the process, they can purchase it from the in-game app purchases.
Given that the Angry Birds franchise is known to have in-app game
purchases valuing up to $100 (roughly Rs. 6,100)
it could be anyone's guess as to how expensive it would be in the
The 'epic battles', the report claims,
will be 'easy to play, but difficult to master'. Angry Birds Epic is
said to take place on the fictitious Piggy Island, will have 'epic
worlds', which include villages, mountains, beaches and caves.
reports suggest that the game could also tie-in to the Angry Birds
cartoon. Of the birds that are said to be playable characters in Angry
Birds Epic, the red bird will be the Knight class, while the yellow bird
will be the Mage. There are no other details on any of the other birds.
far as the Finnish game maker is concerned, the timeline for the next
two years looks a busy one. An upcoming game in the Angry Birds stable
is Angry Birds Stella: Best Friends Forever,
which is slated for a soft launch this Fall in Canada, Australia and
There is a Special Angry Birds Friends "Bomb
Tournament" coming in the next week, the Angry Birds GO! Sub-Zero update
is coming soon this year, apart from a multiplayer update (sans the Sub
Zero update) is also expected this year.
Angry Birds GO! Transformer - Telepods will release in September in the
UK. A comic book by IDW is slated to hit stores in June this year and
Angry Birds- The Movie will release on July 1, 2016.
Update: Rovio has confirmed Angry Birds Epic will soft launch in Australia and Canada by the end of the week, on the iOS platform. It will launch globally on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 some time later this year.