Rovio Confirms Bad Piggies Launch Date of September 12
Following on from the release of the teaser trailer that pretty much gave the game away that the Angry Birds piggies were about to get their own franchise, Rovio has today announced that Bad Piggies will be landing (and then cackling!) in the iOS and Mac App Stores on September 27. Fast Company has a big feature all about Bad Piggies, including an exclusive hands-on look at the game at Rovio’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The game is a physics puzzler, after the fashion of Angry Birds, of course, where the piggies are now the stars of the show, although some might say they always were! The gameplay is very different from that of Angry Birds though, with the piggies stranded on a desert island and having to build vehicles and gadgets to help them get to the eggs that they still crave. Fast Company says that there is not even the merest hint of a bird feather in the game, and the pigs are very much more likeable than they are in Angry Birds.
Rovio also told Fast Company that they see Bad Piggies as a whole new franchise.
“I played it all last week during my holidays, and I was just loving it,” Niklas Hed, Rovio cofounder, told Fast Company, although he would say that, to be fair! “You have to get the details right and iterate it so that it feels good.”
Source: Exclusive Look At "Bad Piggies," "Angry Birds" Maker Rovio's Latest Addictive Game | Fast Company