I’m sorry, you most likely already had some great plans laid out for Valentine’s day: romantic walks, a fancy dinner, or maybe just a night out on the town. Now all of that planning must go to waste, because the latest versions of Angry Birds will be released to Facebook on February the 14th.
If you think you can ignore because it will be the same as the other versions, think again. Yes, you’ll still be pitching birds across fields to kill pigs, but Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed has hinted at differences that will set this version apart from the rest.
One change is supposedly a “more collaborative feel”. This hasn’t been clarified, but it shouldn’t be surprising – Rovio no doubt wants to tap in to the potential of gaming on a social network. It’s expected for a Facebook game to include a gameplay mechanic that helps players get ahead if they recruit friends and play alongside or against them.
A more cryptic statement promises more focus on the pigs, traditional villains of Angry Birds. This could reveal itself in any number of ways, from mere story elements to new gameplay modes. We’ll have to just wait and see.
Go ahead – start re-arranging your Valentine’s plans. Now is probably a good time to start looking at a nice Valentine’s day present.