Here’s the announcement we’ve waited over 6 years and 14 Angry Birds spin-offs for: “Angry Birds 2″.
Angry Birds 2 is announced as the first official sequel in over six years.
The first Angry Birds game was released on an unsuspecting world in 2009. Of course it stormed to the top of the charts and has since then been downloaded more than 2 billion times.
Finland-based Rovio Entertainment revealed the information about Angry Birds 2 today, via their invite to events in San Francisco on July 28 and New York on July 29th.
Having dipped their two in the Toys to Life genre with the Telepods toys, it will be interesting to see how Rovio take on the likes of Skylanders Superchargers, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Lego Dimensions with this big new game.
Either way, the addition of the number “2” to the Angry Birds title shouldn’t be underestimated. This could tie in with the Angry Birds movie, and the Lego Angry Birds kits announced at Comic Con.
Rovio have avoided doing this through 14 different Angry Birds titles, each of which could easily have been numbers: Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Go! and Angry Birds Star Wars.
The poster teases a “bigger, badder, birdier” experience which could mean anything. Certainly, the announcement will signall a significant advancement in gameplay, perhaps a level designer as has been made popular in Minecraft and Disney Infinity of late.
Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds will be keen to see this Angry Birds 2 improve profits that recent dropped 73% in 2014.