Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds, are releasing the game in virtual reality and augmented reality formats. The game is being developed with Resolution Games, a Swedish studio that recently raised $7.5 million to boost its virtual reality and augmented reality game development.
The augmented reality game, Angry Birds: FPS (short for First Person Slingshot) allows you topple down the pigs in majestic structures built on a table in front of you, using a life-size slingshot and those colourful birds.
The game has a total of 28 levels to get through with the ability to replay them from different angles. It is rumoured to be launched this fall.
“We’re excited to expand the Angry Birds brand and universe to new and emerging platforms like Magic Leap, delivering fans a unique way to engage with their favorite characters. Resolution Games has done an incredible job bringing Angry Birds to life in a new experience that will let players see and feel what it’s like to battle the pigs like never before,” said Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, in a statement.
This is not Rovio’s first game using augmented reality, having previously partnered with augmented reality hardware company, Magic Leap. The companies worked together to create one of the first games for its augmented reality headset, Magic Leap One.
Rovio also plans to release a virtual reality format of Angry Birds, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, which is slated to be available in early 2019.