Rovio Entertainment will begin airing the second season of its Angry Birds Toons animated series in 2014, concurrently premiering a new series spotlighting the publisher's Bad Piggies franchise and its popular Stella the pink bird character.
Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. will launch the sequel to their bestselling Angry Birds Star Wars on Sept. 19. The publisher did not specify which operating systems it will target, but promised the title would go live "in app stores worldwide."
Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has named longtime Nokia executive Teemu Suila as its new chief operating officer.
Rovio Entertainment launched a new game publishing program, Rovio Stars, which promotes mobile titles from third-party developers, a first for the mobile gaming giant. The first title to be launched through the initiative is Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage from Nitrome Ltd. No release date was given for Icebreaker.
Rovio Entertainment unveiled Rovio Account, which enables gamers to save their progress on one device and resume playing on another device.
Rovio Entertainment is rolling out Angry Birds Friends, a new version of the blockbuster physics game franchise integrated with Facebook to support new social interactions.
Starbucks is overhauling its long-running Pick of the Week digital content promotion and will now offer consumers free mobile applications and e-books directly through its branded app for Apple's iOS.
Rovio Entertainment reported full-year 2012 revenues of $195 million, up from $97 million the previous year, fueled by continuing demand for its Angry Birds games as well as branded merchandise.
Rovio Entertainment's long-awaited Angry Birds Toons is finally coming to a television near you--maybe. The 52-episode animated series, which fleshes out the saga of the blockbuster mobile game's title characters and the Bad Piggies who stole their eggs, will premiere March 16 on selected television networks overseas and expand a day later to some video-on-demand platforms, including Comcast's Xfinity on Demand in the U.S. More importantly, it will screen across every title in the Angry Birds franchise.
Rovio Entertainment is launching a video distribution channel spanning across all of its Angry Birds titles, enabling fans to view the company's new Angry Birds Toons animated series via smartphones and tablets.