Rovio Entertainment, a developer and publisher based in Finland, has launched the brand-new Angry Birds Journey over a decade past the launch from the original Angry Birds Game!
“The love for the original slingshot gameplay is still strong after 12 years,” said Rovio’s CEO Alex Pelletier-Normand in a statement shared by The Hollywood Reporter. “Today, with the global launch of Angry Birds Journey, we’re happy to present to players an all-new Angry Birds experience that puts the slingshot at center stage.” It looks like this franchise is still going strong and keeping its name set as one of the Classics. Angry Birds Journey is now available on the Apple Store as well as Google Play.
The once removed Classic is back with a Bang!
Rovio had previously removed several games including Angry Birds Classic from the App Store and Google Play over the past few years, stating reason that the older technology was not allowing the games to live up to the studio’s standards.
But following the outcry from fans to bring back the classic games that were removed, Rovio released a statement via Blog that they hear the fans demands and will find a way to bring back the classics back to the public, and that there was something in the works. It was also admitted by the company that they will be rebuilding the games from scratch, to keep the games evolving as one with the changing platform requirements.
A Modern Day Angry Birds Experience
In the new Angry Birds Journey Launch trailer, the puzzle game takes the birds on an adventure in search of mysterious egg-shaped artifacts, called the Egg Wonders. The flock must uncover and activate these items before the piggies get to them. True to their word, Rovio have provided an accessible and fun modern-day Angry Birds experience, by also putting the birds back in their famous slingshots.
This is shaping up to be a big year for the Angry Birds, as their first long-form animated series is set to land on Netflix soon this year. And a remake of the original Angry Birds game is also said to be in the works.