Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… pop culture sensation Angry Birds is rearing its head again, and this time, it’s hitting a VR Headset near you.
Angry Birds is a franchise that needs no introduction. First arriving for iOS and Maemo in 2009, it introduced the world to one of the biggest success stories in mobile gaming. It had everything it needed to conquer the platform: It was perfectly suited to quick-burst play, it offered something to continue to strive for, it was simple to control and intuitive… what more could you ask for?
If you’ve somehow managed to avoid ever playing Angry Birds, the setup is simple. It’s a puzzler that sees you firing adorable little bird-heads through a slingshot, towards a series of platforms and structures containing pigs. These pigs are your mortal enemy, and you goal is to destroy them all to clear the stage. Put simply, it’s a sort of feathery slingshot bowling affair.
Much like Flappy Bird and its ilk, it soon proved to be a social media sensation. Mobile gaming has shown itself to be a tough nut to crack lately (not everything can be a Pokemon GO-rivaling money spinner, after all), but Angry Birds just seemed to have all the right stuff. Since 2009, there have been no less than 22 Angry Birds releases, including Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Transformers, Angry Birds Evolution… you get the picture.
Needless to say, the series has been ported to just about every system known to humankind along the way. Now, though, as Destructoid reports, it’s time for the irate avians to hit an entirely new format: the brave world of VR gaming.
Yes indeed, friends. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is coming soon. Sweden’s Resolution Games are at the helm, a developer with a experience in the Virtual Reality field.
We don’t yet know whether this’ll be a standard Angry Birds experience as we know it, or something a little more left-field. The franchise has ventured into other gaming genres before, after all; the birds have tried their hands at everything from RPGs to racing and side-scrolling shooters.
Series fans won’t have to wait long to find out. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is coming to ‘all major VR platforms’ early in 2019.