Angry Birds has just about conquered the smartphone gaming platform. It’s wildly successful on both iOS and Android, and has even garnered a fair amount of success on computers. So, what’s next? Consoles!
In an interview to IGN, Rovio’s Executive Vice President of Games, Petri Järvilehto, explained that the company has set plans in motion to bring the Angry Birds trilogy (Original, Seasons, and Rio) to Sony’s PS3, Microsoft’s XBox 360, and Nintendo’s 3DS this holiday season. What’s more, the games won’t come as physical downloads, but actual physical games which probably means there will be some sort of exclusive content.
Järvilehto said to think of the console games as “the ultimate collector’s edition,” but these consoles in particular offer some intriguing features. The XBox has Kinect, the 3DS offers 3D graphics, and the PS3 has Move and StreetPass, which could all add a new dimension of interactive game play to our favorite iOS game.
Currently there’s no word on pricing or specific release dates yet, but we’ll keep you updated.
I’ll be very interested to see how the console version of Angry Birds does. Usually a console game is adapted for iOS, but this is really the first time a game has started on iOS and then moved to gaming consoles. What do you guys think of this? Will Angry Birds be just as fun on the XBox as it is on the iPad, or should Rovio stick to mobile gaming and leave the consoles to the experts? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @TiP_Jake.