So with all the money they’re making, exactly what have these birds got to be angry about?
Samsung Korea made the announcement. Samsung and Rovio have been hard at work on the app since the end of 2011, and it should launch all around the world sometime this month. It’ll be motion controlled, like a budget version of the Kinect or Wii.
So to throw the birds, just wave your hands.
The app will be up for download via the Samsung TV app store, available for the ES7000, ES8000, or ES9000 smart TVs.
But if you’re holding out for Google TV – or even the Apple TV set – rather than plumping for a Samsung smart TV, don’t worry. You’ll be able to get the game on consoles in time for Christmas. Activision, the studio behind Call of Duty and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, is partnering with Rovio to bring the birds to the Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. Though there’s no mention of a Wii version. It’ll be a package of the original game, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. There’s no word on whether Angry Birds Space will make the jump as well.
This is the series that just won’t die, with spinoff after spinoff, and merchandise ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. (And of course our very own fan effort.) But will a short time-waster really make a decent console game? A few years ago I would’ve said no way, but with smart TVs and app stores bridging the gap between dedicated ‘proper’ console games and a ‘casual’ quick fix, I’ve no doubt it’ll be a huge smash. If nothing else, it’ll be a good way to keep kids entertained. And it’s got to better for them than The Only Way Is Essex.
Source: The Verge