The Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies is prepared to consume every bit of free time you have later this month, according to Batangas Today. If you just managed to overcome your addiction to the mobile gaming sensation, then you might want to stay away from Rovio’s latest offering. Should the title prove to be as addictive as its predecessor, chances are you’re going to be hooked in no time flat.
Since fans wouldn’t be happy if the masterminds behind Angry Birds simply released a reskinned version of the popular smartphone and tablet game, developers have opted to tweak their money-making formula a bit. Instead of launching an army of angry birds at a seemingly endless legion of nefarious swine, Bad Piggies gives players the opportunity to help the aforementioned villains build contraptions to reach those delicious eggs.
“Pigs are awesome. Birds stink. Oink Oink,” reads the tagline.
According to Tech 2, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed is understandably excited about the title. “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?” he explained. “‘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.”
Rovio released the first Angry Birds title in 2009, which debuted for the insanely low price of $0.99. Although the idea of casting pigs as the titular heroes natural enemies seems a little strange, the idea was more of a marketing decision than anything else. Since the swine flu epidemic was big news at the time, Rovio thought it would be a good idea to portray the pigs are egg-swiping thugs. The rest is video gaming history.
Bad Piggies — which will be available for the iOS, Android, and Mac — is scheduled to melt the brains of your entire family on September 27. Although a PC version of the title won’t be available later this month, the company promises it’s going to happen. Are you a fan of the Angry Birds franchise?