in March, Rovio had first teased an Angry Birds game with a medieval
A few days later it had its official soft launch under the name Angry
Birds Epic in Canada and Australia. The new game was a narrative-based, turn-based
strategy roleplaying game, a first for the makers of the massively
popular game series. And now, come June 12, the game is set to make its
international launch on both Android as well as iOS devices.
new game takes place on the fictitious 'Piggy Island' in the Angry
Birds' universe and has the Bad Piggies robbing the eggs of the birds
once again. The difference this time around is the manner in which the
avian creatures hunt them down. The 'epic worlds' in the game include
villages, mountains, beaches and caves where popular birds like Red,
Chuck, Bomb and the others chase down Crown Pig and his green minions.
Get more details about the game from Rovio's official site.
(Also see: First Angry Birds Stella
Game Will Debut This Fall)
the game emphasises a more 'Show No Mercy' theme, what is interesting
is the gameplay itself. The giant slingshots have given way to swords,
knight armour, wooden bucklers, magic spells and more. This is an
interesting breakaway from the regular gameplay, given that the other
release Angry Birds Stella too deals with a more story-centric gameplay
that features the new bird Stella along with her friends. The storyline
for that game is set along the lines of friendship, courage and honesty.
has also unveiled a special promotional trailer that allows users to feature in it. Users can use a webcam or directly upload their
pictures to put their face in the trailer and create an 'Epic' video.
will the Angry Birds Epic game fare? That is something that only time
will tell once the game goes live on Thursday. Meanwhile there has been
no noticeable noise in the camp of the piggies, with the official Bad
Piggies Twitter page remaining
blissfully unaware of the changes around.