Rovio announces Bad Piggies - swine-centric, slingshot-free action begins Sept. 27

Following a recent teaser, Angry Birds creator Rovio has officially announced the next chapter in the popular game series -- Bad Piggies. Featuring the infamous pigs from the Angry Birds games, the nature of Bad Piggies' gameplay remains a unknown, though the developer promises that there won't be a "slingshot in sight." Bad Piggies is due to launch on Sept. 27 on Android, iOS and Mac, with PC, Windows 8 and Windows Phone versions following shortly thereafter.

“There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes.”

Rovio's sure to launch more teaser videos to keep the hype buzzing over in the weeks ahead, so chances are we'll learn more about this swine-centric sequel before long. Let us know what you think in the comments -- are you up for a fresh take on the avian-versus-boar dynamic? Or with so many existing spin-offs, have both pig and bird already jumped the shark?

Source: Rovio

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  • I'm ready for something new. Can't wait!
  • OK... so we'll get to drop pigs on top of birds. I hope it's good, because the whole birds versus pigs thing is wearing thin.
  • You must have been very frequent player. It's not run thin for me. And of all the Angry Birds games, "Space" is a real "blast".
  • We needs a pigs eating birds theme...what's the point of a pig stealing an egg anyways? :-P
  • pigs love omelets.
  • Done right, it should be a game where you build a fortress in order to protect your pigs from aerial bombardment.
  • That was exactly my thought as well... Kind of like those Tower Defense games... Which means it's probably something else entirely.
  • Once you play a game like Princess Punt you realize how horribly short this game really fell from the mark. Add in a little leveling up and an rpg like story and it blows this stupid game away. I've never downloaded it and never will. Yes, it was the first but it has already been done 100x better.