ROVIO AND RESOLUTION GAMES REVEAL FIRST ANGRY BIRDS MOBILE AR GAME, ANGRY BIRDS AR: ISLE OF PIGS
SAN FRANCISCO – March 19, 2019 – Today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO) and Resolution Gameshave revealed details of their upcoming mobile augmented reality (AR) game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. The new game, available for pre-order now on the App Store for iPhone 6s and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and iPad 6th generation, and the new iPad Air and iPad Mini, allows players to take the power of the Angry Birds slingshot into their hands like never before, placing the classic piggy constructed towers into the player’s own environment using Apple’s ARKit technology. Initially launching with at least 40 levels of gameplay, fans of the Angry Birds series of games will get a one-of-a-kind view into different locales of Piggy Island, toppling towers and popping pigs in the classic satisfying gameplay they have come to love.
Employing the unique elements of Apple’s ARKit, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs allows players to overlay Angry Birds levels onto their own surroundings. Viewing the 3D levels through an iPhone or iPad, players can walk 360-degrees around levels to find weaknesses and hidden items, and when they are ready, line up the perfect shot with intuitive onscreen controls. Of course, the classic Angry Birds characters are there to help defeat the Birds’ green nemeses.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented, “We’re delighted to bring the beloved physics-based gameplay of Angry Birds to life through augmented reality. It’s an especially timely moment to bring our avian friends to mobile AR for the first time, as this year marks the tenth anniversary since the release of the first Angry Birds game.”
“This game evokes the core of what makes AR gameplay truly AR. With its engaging characters, classic Angry Birds slingshot gameplay and ability to move around the structures, it utilizes the unique elements of Apple’s ARKit and showcases what AR gameplay is capable of, which is pretty amazing when you see it come to life,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games.
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is available for pre-order today on the App Store, with the global release coming in late spring 2019. For more information, follow Rovio onFacebook and Twitter and Resolution Games on Facebook and Twitter.
About Rovio Entertainment:
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games which have been downloaded over 4 billion times. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today the Company offers multiple mobile games, animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and the sequel to which is set for theatrical release in 2019. Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the Company's shares are listed on the main list of the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)
About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a VR and AR games studio and publisher aimed at creating immersive experiences for all – from gamers to non-gamers alike. The studio continues to push the limits of the emerging visual computing space with titles ranking among the highest rated and most downloaded across the major VR and AR platforms. Their games include Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, Bait!, Bait! Arctic Open, Wonderglade, Narrows and Solitaire Jester with several more on the horizon. The studio is composed of game industry veterans, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders with a proven track record of widely acclaimed success spanning across mass market and AAA games, free-to-play games, hardware and more. Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden. Follow the company at www.resolutiongames.com and onTwitter and Facebook.