Hopes that Samsung will announce today their next superphone at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, were hopelessly shattered, as Samsung announced that their “special announcement” will actually be the (second) unveiling of Angry Birds Space, flavored with bits of exclusive content for Samsung Galaxy owners. From the looks of it, Samsung will use SXSW to heavily promote its Samsung Galaxy Note. Like the uber-expensive Superbowl campaign wasn’t enough… It’s still a 5 months old device you know, Samsung, so how about sharing some of the next-gen love anytime soon?
Back to Angry Birds Space (launching March 22), the latest iteration in the Angry Birds saga will bring some unique adjustments to the gameplay, as gravity and the lack of thereof can account for some very interesting trajectory changes. What’s even more interesting is the fact that developer Rovio used a unique demonstration by astronaut Don Pettit of the International Space Station to showcase how the Angry Birds will behave in Space. Here’s the video that marks the first ever game announcement from outer space:
While definitely an interesting piece of information for all mobile gamers, a lot of people were kinda hoping that they will learn something about the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or whatever name Samsung comes up with for the successor to the Galaxy S2). Although we’re excited about the new version of Angry Birds, it’s not the first time we’ve heard about it, as Rovio has originally announced the game a month back. The only real “novelty” in this announcement is the fact that Samsung Galaxy owners will get bits of exclusive content.