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That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for…Angry Birds? The extremely popular angry birds new game “Angry Birds Space” will be released March 22 for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
Rovio Entertainment’s in association with NASA is taking Angry Birds and the ongoing bird-pig war to space. PC, Mac, iOS and Android users will soon be able to launch various types of birds at the enemy pigs using a whole new set of moves based on a zero-gravity environment.
The new game features 60 levels with six new characters and powers. The new game was introduced by NASA flight engineer Don Pettit from the International Space Station (ISS) using a bungee cord to fling a plush Angry Bird in different directions. He demonstrated the different ways in which the birds would attack the pigs in space.
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“This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity,” said David Weaver, NASA’s associate administrator for communications. “Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative.
The ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is a great way to get people engaged with NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology.”
In addition to the game’s release, toys, books and other merchandise will be available to the public in order to promote the new space venture. Rovio is clearly looking to keep the interest and demand going as far as the Angry Birds franchise goes.
Last November, Rovio announced that Angry Birds reached and was preparing to launch the first Angry Birds retail store in Helsinki, Finland in September 2011, Rovio was selling one million plush toys and T-shirts monthly.
So Angry Birds fans, let the space war begin!