Rovio unveils feathered kart racer Angry Birds Go! available December 11

Rovio has previously teased Angry Birds Go! and today we get our first look at the kart racer that will feel familar to anyone who's ever played a little Mario Kart in their time. Available on all four major mobile platforms at the same time, Angry Birds Go! will launch on December 11 for free.

In Angry Birds Go! you can feel the rush as you fling down the track and go head-to-head in a fast and furious race to the finish line! Look out for treacherous roads, mischievous opponents and unique special powers to put the race leader behind the pack. Plus you can go from homemade soapbox car to a super-fly car by upgrading your ride. It’s all there, along with crazy stunt and air tracks, and many fun and surprising game modes.

Also, as with the recent Angry Birds Star Wars II release, the Telepods will make an appearance via the partnership with Hasbro. Rovio promises big things for their first ever racing game, and that December 11 will be only the beginning. It's great to see a new path for the Angry Birds franchise, and I love a good racing game so I'll be looking forward to putting this one through its paces. How about you?

Source: Rovio

Richard Devine

Senior Editor at iMore, part time racing driver, full time British guy

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stephen007 says:

By branching out into different styles of games (Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Go) but retaining the core recognizability they are looking to become the Mario for the next generation.

There are certain icons that are recognized by a huge percentage of the population. They are (or are in the process of becoming) up there with Mario & Pac-Man.

arin.failing says:

I couldn't agree more, and I can't wait to download this game. My friends and I love to play Mario Kart when we're feeling a little nostalgic, and we're all EXTREMELY competitive. I would imagine (hope, really) this game would offer simultaneous multiplayer functionality.

Metro1088 says:

Looks fun. I hope the IAPs will be decently designed.

wdfly says:

"free app" more like freemium app, we need to start boycotting this model before it becomes permanent.

jasonact says:

I too greatly dislike about "Freemium" games, so much so that I almost never download a "Free" app of any kind until I can figure out how the company makes its money. It's essentially what ruined ngmoco for me.

But I think it's too late; it's already as permanent as any app business model. Boycott all you want, but the public at large sees a "Free" price tag and jumps on it, not caring about upcharges later.