Avian Prime. Deceptive Porcatron. These and more might be the newest offerings from Rovio as it announces the latest game from its Angry Birds stables. Angry Birds Transformers will according to the Finland-based game maker feature a battle between the Autobirds (inspired by the Transformer's Autobots) and the Deceptihogs (Decepticons).
The announcement comes barely days after Rovio launched Angry Birds Epic game - a role-playing, medieval-themed version of their largely successful franchise.
In the official press release, Rovio says Angry Birds Transformers game will come to life in the form of products line from Hasbro (the toymakers that own the brand), licensed consumer goods and the mobile game. "We're really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds" says Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio, adding, "This mash-up is going to appeal to those who grew up with the brand in the 80s, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!"
So what can audiences expect from it? According to Rovio, plenty. There will be autobot birds and decepticon pigs. There is no word on the gameplay thus far, but transforming birds might not need a slingshot to launch themselves against the green tyrants. It might be important to note that Rovio broke the traditional mould with Angry Birds Epic. Also Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II have been other spin-offs of movie franchises.
The Angry Birds Transformers website as of now only mentions 'Birds Disguised as Robots in Disguise' and 'Coming Soon to App Stores'. It could signify that post the release of Angry Birds Stella Game this fall, Angry Birds Transformers could be a release for the holiday season. Till then it will be all about building the anticipation for when the Autobirds and Deceptihogs assemble.
Later this year Hasbro will also introduce a product line featuring Telepods technology which will enable fans to "teleport their favorite Angry Birds Transformers characters into the game and gain unique powers". The Telepods line will also be released for Angry Birds Stella in September.