Monday, February 20, 2012

Angry Birds In Outer Space!


I fought Angry Birds. I fought hard. But no more... they finally found a way to addict me to a bandwagon I hitherto rejected.

That's right, we shall now be treated to ANGRY BIRDS IN OUTER SPACE!

Angry Birds In Space
One small fling for a bird,
one quantum leap for birdkind.

I'm imagining all sorts of interesting possibilities now. Angry Birds terra-forming planet Mars and flinging themselves all around Mons Olympus?

Even better: Angry Birds squawking soundlessly in Low Earth Orbit, crashing through dead satellite hardware for points?

No wait wait wait... Angry Birds being catapulted around a Moon Base, and the little piggies all have Newt Gingrich's face?!

The official game teaser shows only two obvious celestial bodies and a Wile E. Coyote-worthy slingshot, though one may scroll down for a further lack-of-any-real-detail.

Angry Birds
Ornithologists Beware

Rovio, the Finnish company behind the oddly, wildly popular game, isn't talking. All they've said so far is they expect the new game to be released in March, and then boasted about their 500 million downloads and 20,000 Angry Bird products.

Not sure how I missed that, but upon checking the Angry Birds online store, I'm tempted to think they're exaggerating slightly. Up until now, being benignly childless, I had only ever seen one product...

Angry Birds on the Soyuz
...And that would be the single Angry Red Bird who traveled aboard Soyuz TMA-22. No way! WAY.

Selected as a "zero gravity indicator" by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov's 5-year-old daughter, Kira, red bird's weightless trip marked the last flight of the TMA-class spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Mark your calendars for Angry Birds In Space: MARCH 22nd, we'll be seeing many more birds in the black!