Rovio’s first new slingshot game in seven years is playable now on app stores everywhere
ESPOO, Finland – Jan. 20, 2022 – After a successful soft launch in select regions, Angry Birds Journey is now available on iOS and Android devices everywhere! During the birds’ twelve-year timeline, the franchise has seen the Angry Birds characters expand into various game genres, but Angry Birds Journey puts the birds back in their famous slingshot for a puzzle game with the slingshot at its heart.
Reworked and streamlined, Angry Birds Journey is undoubtedly a modern Angry Birds experience, a perfect casual puzzle game to pick up and play any time. Accessible and fun, the game holds a juicy story and rich game world for players to explore. True to its name, Angry Birds Journey takes the birds on an adventure to the far reaches of their world in search of mysterious egg-shaped artifacts known as the Egg Wonders. The flock must discover and activate these powerful items before the piggies get to them.
All the Angry Birds games have delightful destruction at their core, but the slingshot is a fan favorite. CEO Alex Pelletier-Normand said, “The love for the original slingshot gameplay is still strong after 12 years. Today, with the global launch of Angry Birds Journey, we’re happy to present to players an all-new Angry Birds experience that puts the slingshot at center stage. Although much different from the classic games in its updated and streamlined gameplay, Angry Birds Journey is filled with the same satisfying gameplay and the same iconic characters that have defined the Angry Birds games over the years. We believe Angry Birds Journey has something to love for long-time Angry Birds fans, but is also more accessible and thus a great entry point for those who have never experienced the classic slingshot games.”
There is a big year ahead for the Angry Birds. Their first long-form animated series, Angry Birds: Summer Madness, lands on Netflix later this month, and a remake of the original Angry Birds game is in the works. In addition, fans can expect brand partnerships and plenty of events and updates to their favorite games.
Angry Birds Journey is available on the App Store and Google Play. As a special bonus to early birds, players who join in the first week will receive a bundle of in-game goodies to help them get started on the journey.
About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global mobile-first games company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games, which have been downloaded over 5 billion times. Rovio is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment, animations and consumer products in brand licensing. Rovio has produced The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and its sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, was released in 2019. The company offers multiple mobile games and has seven games studios – two in Espoo (Finland), ones in Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Montreal and Toronto (Canada), as well as a subsidiary in Izmir (Turkey) called Ruby Games, which was acquired in 2021. Most of the employees are based in Finland, where Rovio is headquartered. The company’s shares are listed on the main list of NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO.