Angry Birds launching on Facebook in May - Report

Avian-flinging, pig-bashing sensation to premiere on social network in two months' time.

Having already proven wildly popular on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and PC, Angry Birds arrived on Sony's PSP and PlayStation 3 in January. Soon, the Angry Birds train will pull into a new station: Facebook.

Angry Birds: Coming in May to Facebook.

According to a report on The Next Web, Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed that the game will be coming to the social network starting in May. Previous reports had the game launching this month.

Details on the Facebook edition were slim, other than it would have "completely new aspects to it that just haven't been experienced in any other platform," according to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. Hed also said that the game's antagonistic pigs would play a larger role and that, like many Facebook games, the title would encourage collaboration between players.

One of Time magazine's top games of 2010, Angry Birds concerns flinging irritated avians from a slingshot into fortresses erected by nasty pigs. The game has sold over 12 million units worldwide as of last December, with over 30 million versions of its free edition being downloaded to date.

For a more in-depth look at Angry Birds, check out GameSpot's write-up of the game's postmortem from this month's Game Developers Conference.

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25 comments
Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Fun game when on the go. I don't see myself playing this on FB though.

mutley89
mutley89

Angry birds and Facebook are most probably a perfect combination. IF that's a compliment you decide, lol.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@xizle Okay I no longer have any idea where the boundaries are for 'trolling'. I was merely saying that my copy of angry birds messed up. You people need to chill!

lister82
lister82

Angry Birds = Over rated. Yes it is fun the first time you play through it, but that is it. The Xmas and Halloween versions are just boring repetitions.

lovattm8
lovattm8

Am i the only one who doesn't love this game?

Tony_Ramirez
Tony_Ramirez

I singed up my mother to Facebook just so she can play games. That is all she does is play games on there. Angry Birds is a great game I got on my iPod Touch. Being able to play it on Facebook I hope free would be great.

grgcucu
grgcucu

lol.. there are tons of flash games just like this, and they appeared way before angry birds did. Oh.. wait.. they don't have birds..

Xizle
Xizle

@warhawk-geeby Not sure if troll or just very stupid...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

My laptop totally fudged up my ipod and I lost all my music and everything.. Including my progress on Angry Birds.. (3 stars on all levels on 3 worlds!) I was miffed! Personally had a vendetta against Microsoft since that day and their incompatability with Apple products. Barstools. Grrr!

Skargamer
Skargamer

I guess you're gonna have to pay to unlock better birds? >_>

ekisom
ekisom

awesome! i play this game all the time when i'm on the crapper

PlKEBlSHOP
PlKEBlSHOP

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fredwv
fredwv

zzzz... get with the times. Tiny Wings > Angry Birds

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

@mythentity Sorry, I should have clarified but I was trying to prompt people to find out on their own. I researched the numbers for a presentation I did about a month ago. I was talking strictly within the US. I won't give you the Canadian numbers because we had one of the worst voter turnouts in history so It's pretty sad.

mythentity
mythentity

@Timmy_Gwar Of course, lol. It's not just US citizens that play facebook games. So of course they outnumber people that voted for the US presidential election.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

Did you know that the amount of people that play facebook games daily outnumber those that actually voted in the last US presidential election by like four or five times. We live in a very sad society. Or more precisely, we choose not to live in a very sad society.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

its the new plants vs zombies

pataponplayer
pataponplayer

You guys forgot that Angry Birds in on PSN. It's one of the top selling items and in one week was the most purchased Mini in the store. I think that deserves recognition.

Bane_09
Bane_09

Hopefully facebook doesnt ruin the game

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

AWESOME!!! i play this game all the time on my phone.