December 11 is upon us, and true to its word Rovio has made Angry Birds Go available worldwide for the iPhone and iPad. In a huge, simultaneous cross platform launch, mobile gamers everywhere can finally get their hands on the latest title in the Angry Birds franchise. Only, this time around, things are a little different.
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.
Rovio has released another teaser for their forthcoming sequel, Angry Birds Star Wars II, and the star is none other than the Emperor himself. Ian McDiarmid who played the iconic villain in the Star Wars movie gave his vocals to the Green Pig equivalent, urging you to "join the pork side."
Rovio has launched their game synch service, Rovio Accounts, and you can now keep your progress between iPhone and iPad, iOS and Android on both the original Angry Birds game, and Croods. From the [Rovio blog[(http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/344/rovio-account-now-available-worldwide-on-android-and-ios/):
The latest in the Angry Birds series has become official, with Angry Birds Star Wars II catapulting our way on September 19. As expected from the earlier promo shot, the new game covers the prequel trilogy, and this time around is bringing Skylanders-esque figurines from Hasbro into play.
Angry Birds isn't going away any time soon, and Rovio is today teasing a big announcement for Monday July 15. There's not much to go on, but from this promo image alone it's clearly related to Star Wars, and more specifically the Star Wars prequels. There was only a short passage on the Rovio blog accompanying it that doesn't really give much away:
Thrilled at having completed the first 120 levels of Angry Birds, with three stars, on your iPhone, but rage-frustrated at having to start all over again to play it on your iPad? Your feelings are shared by many, and Rovio is finally coming to the rescue with Rovio Accounts.