Rovio to Release Angry Birds Spin-Off: Bad Piggies

As fun and addicting as smashing into the egg-thieves of Angry Birds may be, the franchise's villainous pigs have captured the hearts of quite an audience. Now the pig-loving fans will be pleased to learn that Rovio will soon be launching a new game taking place in the same Angry Birds universe, this time starring the pigs.

Dubbed Bad Piggies, the game will make its way over to the iOS, Android and Mac platforms on September 27. Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions will be following shortly after that.

"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?" Rovio's CEO Mikael Hed explained. "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."

Another Rovio exec Petri Järvilehto comments, “There’s so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what’s going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs.”

According to the folks over at Fastcompany, the game puts the lovable pigs on a deserted island where it is up to the player to build a variety of vehicles and gadgets to free the pigs for some egg snatching glory.

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Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • jordan009
    Wonder what type of game it will be i.e like angry birds
  • boyabunda
    A defense-tower-building game, build a fortresses to deflect angry bird projectiles??
  • sixdegree
    I hope it's a first-person shooter with engine licensed from Crytek.
  • Lord Captivus
    Milk it baby!!! that's what i would do!!!
  • Darkerson
    How original...
  • joytech22
    Bad Piggies: Apple's greedy revenge edition.

    Joking aside.. I've actually wondered if they would make a game based on the pigs. :)
  • archange
    Contrary to many celebrities nowadays, I don't find the pigs lovable... unless on a sandwich that is :D
  • mavroxur
    And Rovio will make another billion dollars. I need to make an app that flings cats at dogs or something, so I can buy my own island in a few years.
  • hate machine
    Rovio will never get away from the Angry Birds franchise. Have you honestly heard of any of their other games?
  • Zingam
    jordan009Wonder what type of game it will be i.e like angry birds

    It will be very original, never seen before game! You'll shoot piggies at birds with a cannon!