'Angry Birds' Fly to Consoles and Nintendo 3DS Courtesy of Activision
Rovio has licensed its Angry Birds game for consoles through Activision.
Activision now owns a piece of one of the biggest game franchises in the world. The maker of Call of Duty is releasing Angry Birds Trilogy, a compilation of the three blockbuster classics (Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio) for Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 with Move capability, and Nintendo 3DS. The console version is in high definition with totally new controls built for a living room, while the Nintendo 3DS game the first truly new Angry Birds handheld experience.
“With Angry Birds Trilogy, every version supports the unique experience tailor-made for the platform. In addition to normal gamepad controls, with Xbox 360 we support Kinect for easy family-friendly game play,” said Petri Järvilehto, Executive Vice President, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. “We're seeing that resonate strongly especially with the younger audience. With PS3 you can play also with the Move controller. On Nintendo 3DS we're supporting Stereoscopic 3D and Streetpass. We are working hard to ensure that no matter what platform you choose to play on, you will always get the best possible game play experience.”
Activision will publish the games, which were originally developed by Rovio. The new games will be released this fall on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 with Move capability and Nintendo 3DS.
Rovio executives Peter Vesterbacka and Andrew Stalbow will be at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego showing off its newest puzzle game, Amazing Alex. The game launches July 12 on iOS and Android devices. It’s from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut. Rovio purchased the IP, which was originally called Casey’s Contraptions, renamed it and refined the game.