Angry Birds for iPhone, iPad goes free, adds 15 new levels

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Angry Birds, the popular game that started it all for Rovio, is now available for free on iPhone and iPad. This is the first time that the original game is being offered for free since the launch of the game in 2009. Angry Birds app for iPhone usually costs $0.99 while the Angry Birds HD app on iPad goes for $2.99. Moreover, this app has also got an update that added 15 new Bad Piggies levels for gamers to master.

Appsfire was first to spot the free listing and shared that the game may become Apple's next Free App of the Week. Some believe that this move is triggered by the that Rovio has now fallen out of the top 80 highest grossing iPhone apps for the first time since May 2010.

At the moment, it is not clear whether this is a promotional deal offered by Rovio or permanent move by the company.

Angry Birds Toons, which is an animated cartoon series based on Angry Birds franchise will be premiering on the weekend of March 16 and 17 2013. This all-new animated series set on Piggy Island and will feature short animation episodes that will be aired every week. The episodes promise to take viewers on the latest adventures of the furious avian flock and the egg-thirsty swine.

Apart from the Angry Birds, Rovio had also launched a gaming app dubbed Amazing Alex in July 2012. This game too had claimed the number one spot as a paid iPhone app in the App Store within 8 hours of its debut. The Finnish gaming studio is now gearing up to launch a new game in association with DreamWorks Animation called The Croods. The Croods is expected to reach iOS and Android on March 14th.

It is also the name of an upcoming 3D animated movie from DreamWorks Animation, SKG which is set to release on March 22 2013. It narrates the story of the world's first caveman family that sets out on a road trip adventure.

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