After lunching on PlayStation 3 And PSP, Angry Birds, the uber-popular and super-addictive Android and Apple game from Rovio that seems to be flying high and taking over the world and all major platforms one-by-one, will finally be available on the Windows Phone 7. Not only that, but Rovio has also confirmed that there are also plans to release the Angry Bird game in 3D.
Apparently, Rovia is working on a version of the game for Windows Phone 7, but gave no release date. As to why there’s been such a delay in the game being released for Windows Phone 7, Rovia’s Peter Vesterbacka strongly implied the delay was on Microsoft’s end, saying, “Let’s just say, Microsoft has a lot of lawyers.“
This hiccup, however, has fortunately nothing to do with the fact that Microsoft unlawfully used the Angry Birds logo (i.e. without Rovio’s consent) on its website last October as part of their promotion for the launch of Windows Phone 7 (WP7). But even at that time, Rovio had made clear that they were willing to work with Microsoft on a WP7 version of their game.
And now it seems all their differences have been put aside as Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka claims that “there’s no bad blood between the two companies.“
The 3D version of Angry Birds will be produced in three-dimensional (3D) for Nintendo 3DS and 3D Optimus LG. Vesterbacka also confirmed the company is working on a 3D version of the game, though he gave no details about a launch date or a platform. “We’ve built a lot of 3D games before,” Vesterbacka said, “it’s not like it’s a lot of learning in order to recreate the technology with Angry Birds.”
It is worth mentioning that today Angry Birds is one of the most phenomenal games in the gaming universe. Until now the game has been downloaded 12 million times on various platforms for gadgets like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. As for the version of Android, the game is recorded has been downloaded 5 million times since its release in October 2010. Angry Birds was recently awarded “Best Mobile App” and “App of the Year on the Apple Platform” from the Mobile World Congress.
In the mean time, a release date for neither the Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds, nor the 3D version, has not yet been confirmed. No details were released about pricing. The game cost 99 cents for the iPhone, and is free and ad-supported on Android.