The much anticipated sequel to Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio is starting to hit the App Store! New Zealand will get it first but it'll keep rolling out over the course of the night and everyone should get it soon. Now, you thought the birds were angry before? After being kidnapped and caged by evil smugglers, they are even angrier! Once the furious fowl escape their captors, they are on a mission to save Blu and Jewel - two rare macaws and stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio.

  • Two fantastic episodes with 60 exciting levels!
  • Completely new achievements!
  • Special Hidden fruits - discover them all!
  • Put your Angry Birds skills to the ultimate test in a spectacular boss fight!

There are two version available, Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Rio HD for iPad.

Here are the New Zealand App Store links. They should re-direct when it hits the US and other stores. If you pick this one up, be sure to let us know what you think!

[(iPhone) - iTunes link] [(iPad) - iTunes link]