Activision prepping Angry Birds HD for consoles

E3 2012: Publisher has reportedly embedded a sneak peek of its plans to bring popular iOS title to consoles in HD; Activision community representative confirm details.

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LOS ANGELES--Activision is prepping popular iOS title Angry Birds HD for consoles.

Angry Birds HD coming to consoles courtesy of Activision.

Speaking to The Escapist, an Activision representative reportedly confirmed the move after the publication noticed a glimpse of the game on one of Activision's sizzle reels at the publisher's E3 2012 booth.

"We'll have some news for you in about two weeks," Activision told The Escapist. "Wait until you see Angry Birds on consoles in HD."

Later, Activision community spokesperson Dan Amrich also confirmed the news via his community blog, saying, "Activision is doing some form of Angry Birds on consoles. It's the teasiest of the teases, but it is official."

In May this year, Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile today announced that games in the bird-flinging, pig-destroying portable strategy game franchise have been downloaded more than 1 billion times.

The developer also announced it is working on a new game titled Amazing Alex to be released later this year.

Discussion

57 comments
rasigar_dragon2
rasigar_dragon2

oh god... why are these birds are everywhere!

cant i found a game thats super popular than angrybirds?

mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

99 cents from Rovio, $60 from activision plus $20 dlc for each additional episode

buying1999
buying1999

OMG.  There's no way that the over priced internet ready blu ray player will be able to handle this game!! It'll require a M A N D A T O R Y install of about 6 gig, get about 2-3 frames per sec, and have about 20% screen tear. Hey I just described about 90% of the games ever released on the over priced internet ready blu ray player!! LOL

 

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xJoshyyy
xJoshyyy

I wonder how this port is going to work.. I can only see it as a Kinect Arcade game or a arcade game for PSMove... Don't think this will work well... It's a dollar on the app store, now we will have to pay around $15...

craigprime
craigprime

Angry Birds is going to need one heck of an upgrade to make worth playing on a console.

stomponyahead
stomponyahead

Why bother when you can play this game for free on a smartphone or tablet.If your phone is HDMI compatible, all you have to do is plug it into a tv and bam, 60'' of goddness.lol

Excetera-ZEN
Excetera-ZEN

Gosh my sides ache from laughing so much.

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

Angry Birds....a game for people who don't play games, including Angry Birds.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Haven't seen any £1 games on consoles... if they have it cost more than that, will it get purchased?

BlackLense
BlackLense

Atleast its completely new game/sequel unlike Plant vs. Zombies.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

Well since you're sitting there on your xbox you could just play real games.

 

Angry birds is overrated anyway, buts its the best thing ever when it comes to casual gamers.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I also agree that this game is begging to be ported to the PS Vita. It's a good mobile game and the Vita has the input schemes, screen ratio, and processing power to make it great.

 

PS -- A 3DS port would also be nice, but I doubt they're going to do the work to make it in 3D, even if it would be too cool.

ranzikiel
ranzikiel

i only finished the original angry bird..i got bored with the others and was left unfinished....but if they put on vita..i might try it..since i'm getting bored with my vita cuz theres nothing to play on it~x__x

PSaddict
PSaddict

If it's not Rovio certified, FORGET IT! Just make them the standalone game for the Vita. Don't bother make Activision ruin the entire game just like that photo gallery above!

ChemicalReaper
ChemicalReaper

EA's shooters used to have the motto "EA Games: Challenge Everything." Maybe Activision's should be "Activision: Always The Last On The Bandwagon."

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

It doesn't play well with controller unless they do kinect or move PS move, I played it for psp and it's better with touch screen 

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Angry Birds

Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds 3

Angry Birds 4: Space

Angry Birds: Birds at War

Angry Birds: Space 2

Angry Birds: Pig Ops

Angry Birds: Space 3

Angry Birds: Pig Ops 2

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

The real question is.... how much DLC is Activision going to release?

NSR7
NSR7

i LIKE THIS GAME VERY MUCH

Kiro96
Kiro96

Is it just me are has Angry Birds started mooing with all the milking going on?

miloshboy
miloshboy

Don't know if you guys heard but Activision confirmed they'll make a spin-off called Call of Birds: Angry Warfare. It will be a FPS and will apparently bring so much innovation to the genre.[trollface]

harold317
harold317

It's sad that Angry Birds gets hate just for being wildly popular, it's actually one of the best examples of a REAL video game of the last few years. It's the perfect blend of skill, luck and wackiness. No wonder Miyamoto himself expressed that he would have loved to have created that game.

hella_epic
hella_epic

so many old epic PS1 and PS2 classic's which could get HD upgrades......chooses Angry Birds -_-

rimidi
rimidi

The Angry Birds mini on the PS3/PSP is subpar compared with other versions without even considering the touch vs joystick mechanic.  There are game locking bugs and odd physics.  Plus paying money to get the first four worlds and never getting an update (whereas the iOS and Droid versions just keep adding new levels)

 

I can't wait to pay 1.99 for each update with a new world that everyone else gets for free.

 

I really would like AB on my Vita though, but I'm sure they'll nickel and dime me.

Mik_b
Mik_b

just release it on the vita and be done with it. It's better with a touchscreen

 

DrKill09
DrKill09

We don't want a flash game knockoff on our consoles!

catsimboy
catsimboy

So timely right? Angry Birds is the biggest thing right now, oh wait it's not 2011 anymore.

Vodoo
Vodoo

DUMB IDEA!!! But that's Activisions' m.o.... to milk franchises dry, even if it's not their franchise. The PS3 already has an Angry Birds game under the "Minis" category. I actually paid $3 for it, played it once, and never touched it again. It's terrible. Angry Birds doesn't control well on consoles. It's obviously meant for mobile devices and should stay there.

naviblaq
naviblaq

I think they're pushing the brand to it's limits, angry birds is suited better for mobile devices and handhelds and even when i got angry birds space on my iPhone i just played the first few levels then went to do something else, now i just visit it like once in 2 weeks, beat 2 levels then i'm off to something else again, i can't imagine anyone having the time to play this game on a console.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Angry Birds is unbelievably overrated.

nousername66
nousername66

No thanks, Angry Birds is for simpletons. 

TwilightPhoenix
TwilightPhoenix

Wait until they announce the DLC, Collector's Editions, Elite Editions, and premium subscription benefits...

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

Why must Activision insist in killing gaming?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Maybe we can get everyone that owns a console and not buy the game. If they must release it on more platforms, go for the 3DS and Vita. Then we can get them on board and not buy it too.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

Angry Birds + Kinect support x ??? = PROFIT!!!

mnoi
mnoi

meh, if its not a physics game, it might have potential on the pc, its hard to expect they will just port the game as is to ps3/xbox

tigertaru
tigertaru

Yes, because nothing screams graphic intensity like Angry Birds and therefore entirely warrants HD. 

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

This....thing would probably be damn near unplayable with a standard controller. Way to jump on the money milking bandwagon like always, Activision.

TheDudeman420
TheDudeman420

Wow this is exactly what I would expect from Activision...a cash cow like Angry Birds must be so tempting for them, that they need to publish it to consoles as a sub par product and rake in the billions!

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

 @harold317 It's one of the most popular but not one of the "BEST", but it's just good, if we talk about skill and luck nothing will ever beat TETRIS, that's a real jewel of video games on those old gameboy days

hadlee73
hadlee73

 @hella_epic I don't think Activision made that many games on PS1 and PS2 that could be considered classics unfortunately. Their most popular titles were the various iterations of Tony Hawk Skateboarding and a number of games based on comic book characters. And I doubt they'd spend money resurrecting one of their old WWII Call of Duty games. 

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

 @GinsuVictim Meh i have friend who have done it, they are not gamers and it really didnt seem that hard.

tnater01
tnater01

 @hella_epic Like post on a gaming forum versus actually playing a game, oh wait....