Fans can soon soar into the world of Angry Birds with the upcoming virtual reality (VR) game Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs.Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO) and Resolution Games today revealed details for the new VR game, which will debut in early 2019.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will allow fans of the incredibly popular franchise to swoop in on a remote island to take on the infamous green pigs with the help of their favorite Angry Birds characters.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented, “Introducing Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming. We are thrilled that millions of Angry Birds fans will soon be able to literally step into the Angry Birds universe with the powerful sense of presence you get with VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs continues to demonstrate the many unforeseen ways fan can interact with their favorite characters and gameplay.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “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.”
Resolution Games is a games studio focused on visual computing. In their first three years, they have produced one of the most popular VR titles of all time (Bait!), and their games are among the highest rated on their respective platforms.
Rovio Entertainment is best known for its global Angry Birds franchise, born from the world-famous Angry Birds Classic game. Today Rovio has a wide portfolio of Angry Birds games which, although primarily designed and marketed for adult players, are always appropriate for all audiences. With over four billion game downloads since 2009 and one of the strongest mobile game brand licensing programs in the world, Angry Birds is one of the most successful IPs in mobile gaming history.
Rovio and Resolution Games are anticipating an early 2019 release for Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs across all major VR platforms.