Wow, Rovio's next game is not an Angry Birds game – though, of course, it does take place within the deep Angry Birds Universe. Bad Piggies stars the hated pig spheres from Angry Birds, and features "all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!"
The teaser video doesn't show exactly what the new gameplay is, but we'll find out by September 27 at the latest, when Bad Piggies launches on iOS, Android, and Mac. Other versions coming afterward include Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC. And though specific announcements haven't been made after those platforms, expect to see Bad Piggies in the plush toy, t-shirt, and fruit snack formats soon.
Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds, today announced their newest game, Bad Piggies, launching September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac. This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs – with all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!
"There's a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we've been constantly asked: what about the pigs' side of the story?" said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."
The new game will launch on iOS, Android and Mac on September 27. Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions will follow shortly.
"We've had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience," said Petri Järvilehto, EVP Games at Rovio. "There's so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what's going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs."
To get in on the action and see all the gameplay news first, go to www.badpiggies.com, follow the pigs on Twitter http://twitter.com/badpiggies and like the pigs on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/badpiggies. Stay tuned during the next few weeks, and see what the pigs are up to!