Rovio, the Finnish developer that rose to fame with the iconic mobile game franchise, Angry Birds, will soon launch its new game, Angry Birds Go!, for free.
The Angry Birds Go! is a kart-racing game that brings the Angry Birds characters to a brand new downhill kart racing set-up. The developer has posted
a gameplay trailer of the Angry Birds Go! on its blog and informs, "It's a complete first for the Angry Birds series, featuring high-octane downhill racing, upgradable karts, tons of characters with unique special powers and a fully rendered 3D world."
The game would be available worldwide on December 11 on all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and even BlackBerry 10, via respective app stores. Angry Birds Go! would be a free-to-play title, and will offer a number of modes and features.
"In Angry Birds Go! you can feel the rush as you fling down the track and go head-to-head in a fast and furious race to the finish line! Look out for treacherous roads, mischievous opponents and unique special powers to put the race leader behind the pack. Plus you can go from homemade soapbox car to a super-fly car by upgrading your ride. It's all there, along with crazy stunt and air tracks, and many fun and surprising game modes," says the blog post, describing the gameplay.
Gamers will also be able to transport Hasbro's TELEPODS live figure karts to the game just like Angry Birds Star Wars II. This is essentially an augmented reality based feature where users can scan live figures via the device's camera and transport it to the game.
The gameplay appears to be similar to other kart-racing games like the Super Mario Kart, Sonic & Sega: All Stars Racing and Crash Nitro Kart.Rovio had first posted a teaser image of the game in June
with a teaser video, later. Angry Birds Go! will be the eighth game in the popular series, following the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II and Angry Birds Friends, and excluding the Bad Piggies spinoff.