Well, this was bound to happen eventually… Angry Birds’ arch-enemies are getting their very own spin-off game! Catchily titled Bad Piggies, Rovio’s pseudo-sequel to the phenomenally successful Angry Birds will flip the script by letting gamers play as the franchise’s grinning, curly-tailed bad guys.
“There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?” says Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes.”
Rovio promise Bad Piggies will feature “all new, never-before-seen gameplay”, which lines up with what Fast Company — who were lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peek at the game recently — have to say: “The game is set in the same universe as its counterpart, but it indeed feels like an effort by Rovio to parlay the pigs, which have a loyal following of their own, into a completely new brand for the company. The swine are stranded on a desert island and have to build vehicles and contraptions to make their way to the delicious eggs that they can’t seem to get enough of.”
Check out BadPiggies.com and follow the bright green baddies on Facebookand Twitter for more info in the lead up to the game’s iOS and Android release on September 27th.