Rovio’s massively successful Angry Birds franchise will soon include a virtual reality gaming experience.
Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have announced Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be launched on all major VR (virtual reality) platforms in early 2019.
This isn’t the first interactive gaming experience Resolution Games has developed for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise.
Back in October of this year, Rovio and Resolution Games collaborated to release Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, an augmented reality (AR) game designed for the AR headest Magic Leap One.
The game requires the Magic Leap One headset and controller. Using the controller, the player pulls back a virtual slingshot to fling the birds through the air to topple the structure holding the enemy green pigs, which is a computer-generated image superimposed in the player’s real world environment.
The Angry Birds AR game has 28 levels, which can be replayed from various angles. That being said, the Magic Leap One currently costs more than $2,000, making the game cost-prohibitive to most consumers.
The new Angry Birds VR game will take place on a remote island.
A trailer has not yet been released for the new Angry Birds VR game. However, according to a press release from Resolution Games, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will take place on a remote island and fans can “swoop in” to take on the infamous green pigs with the help of their favorite angry birds characters.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, in the press release.
“Angry Birds lends itself perfectly to VR, where players can experience the already highly engaging characters and gameplay mechanics in a much more tangible and immersive way than ever. Just as Angry Birds was applauded for its intuitive controls and gameplay on mobile, we feel Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will continue that legacy for VR.”
Beyond these small details, no other information about the Angry Birds VR game has been revealed. This includes no information on which specific “major” VR platforms the game will be available or when it will be released in 2019.