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Rovio Announces 'Angry Birds 2' Launching July 30

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Finnish game developer Rovio today confirmed that its 2009 game Angry Birds is getting a direct sequel, Angry Birds 2, and fans will be able to play it starting July 30. The company released some promo artwork for the game that promises fans of the series a "bigger, badder, birdier" game than the original.

Far from the second game in the series, counting spin-offs like Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Stella, there have been a total of fifteen games using the Angry Birds license in some way. Most were thematic spins on the original game's bird-launching mechanics like Angry Birds Star Wars, but over the years Rovio expanded by creating Angry Birds GO! and Angry Birds Epic, which introduced players to kart racing and turn-based strategy mechanics, respectively.

Back in December 2009, when we were just a small games studio, we released our 52nd game featuring colorful birds, green pigs, a slingshot and a super catchy theme tune. Fast forward to 2015 and that game, Angry Birds, has taken the world by storm.

With 3 billion game downloads, millions of fans across the globe, multiple mashups and spin-offs, collaborations with A-list celebrities and much more, we're really proud that Angry Birds is the mother of all mobile game apps. And now we're proud to announce the mother of all sequels - Angry Birds 2!
The Angry Birds developer saw its first major profit decline in 2014, thanks to big new players in the mobile game landscape like Candy Crush, and a general sense of fatigue from gamers regarding the franchise. Nevertheless, Rovio is backing its flagship series more than ever with the announcement of a proper sequel and the planned release of an animated feature-length Angry Birds film next summer. The company promises that more details are to come on July 28, a few days before the game's official launch.

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I remember when it was Angry Birds this and Angry Birds that almost on a weekly basis. And recently I think this is the first Angry Birds anything in quite a while.
 
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decimortis

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I got the same feeling reading this announcement that I got with the recently announced desire to make another Duke Nukem game.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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I got the same feeling reading this announcement that I got with the recently announced desire to make another Duke Nukem game.

There's nothing flawed with Duke Nukem itself... just the most recent game in the series was amazingly bad.
 
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Honestly, what can we expect from it? New gameplay? Because... I can't really understand "replayability" from Angry Birds... It will (probably) be the same thing with a few more levels.
 
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I once made a specky game called "Ferde frogman finds finding fortune in the fathoms fiddly" I may bring out the long awaited sequel "Ferde frogman finds finding fortune in the fathoms Too fiddly" LoL
 
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Finnish game developer Rovio today confirmed that its 2009 game Angry Birds is getting a direct sequel, Angry Birds 2, and fans will be able to play it starting July 30. The company released some promo artwork for the game that promises fans of the series a "bigger, badder, birdier" game than the original.

Far from the second game in the series, counting spin-offs like Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Stella, there have been a total of fifteen games using the Angry Birds license in some way. Most were thematic spins on the original game's bird-launching mechanics like Angry Birds Star Wars, but over the years Rovio expanded by creating Angry Birds GO! and Angry Birds Epic, which introduced players to kart racing and turn-based strategy mechanics, respectively.

The Angry Birds developer saw its first major profit decline in 2014, thanks to big new players in the mobile game landscape like Candy Crush, and a general sense of fatigue from gamers regarding the franchise. Nevertheless, Rovio is backing its flagship series more than ever with the announcement of a proper sequel and the planned release of an animated feature-length Angry Birds film next summer. The company promises that more details are to come on July 28, a few days before the game's official launch.

Article Link: Rovio Announces 'Angry Birds 2' Launching July 30
About a year ago I had a call with the director of marketing at Rovio regarding media buying and video advertising. It was before they'd announced their 2014 profits and she'd expressed that they needed to try something new as "we need to engage our users in a different way than we have been". We pitched some really awesome creative that was unlike anything they'd used in the past. They decided to go internally.

Glad to see they're trying something new. /s
 
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OMG Rovio.. give it up! But have your marketing guys call the guys at Supercell. I've yet to see Clash of Clans toys at Toys R Us.
 
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furi0usbee

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If I can play this game (I don't plan on buying) on the Apple Watch (I don't plan on buying), I would be sooo happy!
 
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CTHarrryH

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Looking forward to it as I am still an Angry Birds player. I'm sure this one will cost a bit more than the original.
What I really hope is that the quality approves over the last few updates on the old games.
Bring it on
 
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Xenomorph

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So the 53rd game in the series is "Part 2"?

I guess it makes as much sense as Apple calling their 6th iPhone release the "iPhone 5" and their 8th iPhone release the "iPhone 6"...

...or the 12th OS X release "10.11".
 
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Back in December 2009, when we were just a small games studio, we released our 52nd game featuring colorful birds, green pigs, a slingshot and a super catchy theme tune. Fast forward to 2015 and that game, Angry Birds, has taken the world by storm.

This is either a hilarious misspeak or ultimate proof that Rovio has really milked the franchise wayyy too much.
 
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And I'm sure it will be overflowing with IAPs and other ways to keep you from enjoying the game unless you spend copious amounts of money.

I'm just so jaded when it comes to mobile gaming.

The original actually had a pretty good value and free updates.

Also, It's not like it's forced on anyone... Just skip it and live you life... oh wait... some might not have one... ;-)
 
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The original actually had a pretty good value and free updates.

Also, It's not like it's forced on anyone... Just skip it and live you life... oh wait... some might not have one... ;-)
Yes, but the original game is from essentially an entirely different era in mobile gaming. I haven't played many of the spinoffs Rovio released, but if Angry Birds 2 follows the lead of many of the games on the "top grossing" list, it will be easy to pass on it.

Sure, you can technically say IAPs aren't forced on anyone, and in some cases they're done tastefully. But in many cases, the game is entirely structured around forcing you to spend money to fully enjoy the game. That's tough to swallow for someone who grew up on games where you paid once and got the full experience.
 
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furi0usbee

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And I'm sure it will be overflowing with IAPs and other ways to keep you from enjoying the game unless you spend copious amounts of money.

I'm just so jaded when it comes to mobile gaming.

Apple puts your wallet in your phone with Apple Pay. And mobile gaming empties that wallet faster than you can fill it. The irony.
 
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