The Angry Birds Trilogy, which Activision has announced today has reached it’s millionth sale, includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio so that die hard fans can get their three bundled Angry Bird games for $40 . This good news for the Finnish game developer Rovio was followed by an announcement that the trilogy will also be available on the Wii U this year.
Rovio has been working this Angry Birds craze good, cranking out a few new additions to the Angry Birds franchise in 2012 alone with Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space (10 million downloads in just three days!), and the interesting spin-off set from the pig’s point of view, Bad Piggies. Last May, the entire Angry Birds franchise reached it’s billionth download.
It seems Rovio doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon, last week, two new senior hires to its global brand advertising teams in North America, Asia, and Europe were announced. According to Rovio, the up and coming game giant is trying to work with major brands to use Angry Birds as an advertising platform. Unfortunately, business ventures such as these are rarely beneficial to the gamers, think McDonald’s farm, McCafes, and the free McDonald’s Hot Air Balloon in Farmville.
From Bird Plush Bombs to Angry Bird Hot Wheels track sets , the ground breaking success of a simple phone app may come as little surprise after plans for an Angry Birds movie in the works was released last year. After Rovio Entertainment decided to completely finance and produce the film without the help of an outside studio, interests are peaked about this movie based off a phone app, but produced with 100% of the creative integrity from the original game studio.
The 3D CGI film is still set to debut in theaters in 2016, and with Iron Man executive producer David Maisel (and let us not forget his work in Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger) and former vice president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation John Cohen (who by the way also worked on Robots, Ice Age, and produced Despicable Me), it’s probably well worth the wait.
Written by Puff, a.k.a. Jean
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