Having already tackled the worlds of physics-based puzzle games, kart racing, animation, plush toys and more, you’d think there were few frontiers left for Rovio left to conquer with the Angry Birds brand. And apparently, you’d be wrong.
The next game in the seemingly unstoppable franchise is on the way, and in a move sure to make people everywhere do double takes, it’s a turn-based RPG with a crafting system. Angry Birds Epic is its name, and the always fortunate folks in Canada and Australia will be able to play it this week before it invades iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices worldwide later this year.
It sounds like the crafting will tie in with the game’s monetization, as TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington says players will be able to use in-app purchases to help make weapons and armor. A bigger question might be what birds would even use to make gear. Can you grab an old hubcap to use as a shield or fashion really pointy sticks into arrows? Read more »