Angry Birds Rio for iPhone, iPad released!

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]

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StevenJ_AK says:

I think the links or broken or you pulled the trigger a little to early on this one. No where to be found in the App store yet

P0150N37RY says:

MIA in the west coast app store.

deadp1xel says:

Def not in the appnstore..

StevenJ_AK says:

Ah just realized it says those are new Zealand app store links and it still isn't avail in the us app store. Will have to try again in the morning. Oh well. Didn't want to stay up all night playing it anyways so ha!

Victimsofgravity says:

Did u guys not read the story? It isn't in all the app stores yet! Only new Zealand

DRHughes says:

It's not in the app store. Maybe at 12 midnight (EST).

parabel says:

Yeah, they probably set the release date to the 22nd. It's already past midnight here and it's available.

parabel says:

Available here in Switzerland through those links, thanks for the notification.

JayRoc#IM says:

In Los Angeles, hopefully gets released soon

Matt says:

YThis completely blos, tiered release....
At least they dont have Apple's ipad2 problem..
Once it is out, as many people as there are can get their own copy (:

yodaxl7 says:

Yeah! I already beaten all versions 3 star, so far.

Teni says:

Ha! Like I'm gonna give them anymore money. I'm not giving them money for a paid app that feeds me a bunch of ads. I'm gonna wait until they reverse that.

cardfan says:

Can't this game die already?

Pat says:

Angry Birds is so last year

ghostface147 says:

Live in the US. Just followed the link on here from my i4.

HSaturn says:

Got it hahaha wont be sleeping tonight hahahaha

iPhone Game Development says:

Thanks for sharing but that app is available in New Zealand only. When everyone should get that app.

Avenged110 says:

Just got it. Neat little game they got there...

Newser says:

Angry birds on graphics steroids. No pigs? And diffilculty is ridiculously easy. Finished already and i'm not that good at it. No challenge whatsoever.

Terry says:

Why are there ads if it's a paid app?

DataCentre says:

I haven't seen any ads yet at all. Game is okay, and yeah, so far it's not very challenging.

John W says:

Why can't they make a universal iphone/ipad app instead of separate apps for each?