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Angry Birds to land on consoles

Rovio to make console versions of mobile phone smash hit Angry Birds.

Nick Cowen

Published 25/11/2010 | 11:22

Coming to a console near you: Rovio has announced plans to make Angry Birds for the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360
Coming to a console near you: Rovio has announced plans to make Angry Birds for the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360

Rovio, the developer behind the multi-million unit-selling mobile phone game, Angry Birds, says its working on versions for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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There are no release dates yet for any of the console versions, but they are likely to be offered as downloadable titles.

This is the latest announcement by Rovio about their intentions to adapt its multi-million selling game to other platforms and mediums.

An Angry Birds social media game for Facebook is scheduled for next year, Rovios's chief executive Mikael Hed has spoke to Variety about the possibilities of turning the game into a film. A line of plush toys for the game is also planned for next year.

Since its launch last year in December, Angry Birds has proved massively popular. It's still one of the app store's best-selling apps, with more than seven million downloads of the paid version of the game and 13 million of the free one.

In the game players take on the role of the titular birds who are out for revenge against a group of pigs who have stolen their eggs.

The player fires the birds at the pigs who are hiding in makeshift forts, in order to destroy them.

Telegraph.co.uk

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