Angry Birds Epic on its way soon, a new turn-based RPG from Rovio

March 12, 2014

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Earlier this week Rovio began teasing us about a new game, revealing very little other than showing us a bird in medieval armor and telling us the title would see a soft launch in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Thanks to gaming site Kotaku, we now learn the new title will be called Angry Birds Epic, and it’s an RPG.

Yes, you read that correctly. While Angry Birds has went down some interesting non-bird-slinging routes before with Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Go!, Epic is an even bigger departure from their usual game mechanics.

Rovio’s Angry Bird Epic will be launching first for iOS users in Australia and Canada later this week (no mention of New Zealand this time), and will globally launch on Android, iOS and Windows Phone a bit later down the road.

As for the core gameplay? Epic features a turn-based RPG mechanic with some form of a storyline and a crafting system that will allow you to improve your armor and weapons as you progress through the game. As to be expected, you can certainly craft without paying a cent, but there will be in-app purchases to help your efforts along.

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While I’m not exactly an Angry Birds fan, I’ll admit this particular title has my curiosity piqued at least a little, though I have a feeling that the game will be somewhat ruined by in-app purchases just like Angry Birds Go!

It’s worth noting that Rovio seems to be taking several pages out of Nintendo’s book recently. First, they took the same game and spun it dozens of times. Then there was the Angry Birds’ take on Mario Kart, and now Angry Birds version of Mario RPG and the Paper Mario series. What’s next? Basketball, Olympics, golf, tennis and the Angry Birds Party?

The big takeaway here is that Rovio isn’t giving up on pushing Angry Birds but is interested in at least changing things up from the original bird-flinging formula. What do you think, at all curious to see how Angry Birds Epic turns out?

Comments

  • Rajan Verma

    Like Angry Birds Go, top armour and weapons will cost $100.

    • AndroidBoss

      And you will have to wait for your bird to rest or whatever.

    • Winston Purnomo

      And to finish the game without trying 100 times, you’ll have to pay $5.

  • dafuqmk

    The game is so last 4 years

  • MasterMuffin

    Angry Birds RPG!? I want to see Angry Birds FPS next, that’d be something :D

    • WestFiasco

      lol, PvZ did it so they may too.

      • MasterMuffin

        I’d play that :D

    • Aniruddh

      Angry Birds Shoot!
      Angry birds flinging smaller angry birds at the piggies!

  • John Garlits

    meh

  • Jorge Morales

    I would prefer to pay a couples of bucks for a premium version than a freemium version. Is more cheaper spend money in any final Fantasy franchise game than what you have to spend if you really want to end an in-app purchase game like this

  • http://geekinkuwait.blogspot.com/ Abhishek Kumar

    I think there should be an Angry Bird game similar to Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.

  • Denton S

    So what they decided to rip off Team17 and the worms series too now?

  • Peeble

    Bad Piggies and Tiny Thief were the last good game from Rovio.