Angry Birds launching onto Facebook next month

The Facebook version of Angry Birds is scheduled for a Valentine's Day launch and will offer new features not found in the mobile version of the game.

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It's a surprise that the prolific Angry Birds franchise has yet to makes its way onto Facebook. That's about to change come February, as Rovio looks to expand its billion-dollar franchise to new platforms.

The Facebook version of Angry Birds is scheduled for a Valentine's Day launch and will offer new features not found in the mobile version of the game. Social is obviously a big focus, as leaderboards will play heavily into the game's design.

You'll be able to buy your way to higher scores via microtransactions. You'll be able to buy bigger, better, stronger birds, and you'll be able to buy power-ups (like an earthquake, for 99 cents). Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka told Penn-Olsen that 30% of Angry Birds players are "interested" in buying power-ups. Given the game's multimillion audience, power-ups are quite a lucrative venture.

In addition to the new social features, Angry Birds on Facebook will promise "higher quality animation" which can be appreciated when playing in full screen mode. Finally, the game that millions play while on the toilet is getting the big-budget big-screen treatment it deserves.

(via VentureBeat)

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    January 26, 2012 4:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Angry Birds launching onto Facebook next month.

    The Facebook version of Angry Birds is scheduled for a Valentine's Day launch and will offer new features not found in the mobile version of the game.

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      January 26, 2012 8:39 PM

      There already is Chrome version and a paid PC version of this game. Not exactly sure why a Facebook branded version it is needed.

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        January 26, 2012 8:45 PM

        because 50 hajillion people will be playing it?

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          January 26, 2012 8:47 PM

          Sure, but most of them already have the game already in some form. Just seems a bit weird to port the game three times on the same platform.

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            January 26, 2012 9:12 PM

            i suspect you are sorely mistaken with those numbers

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        January 26, 2012 9:05 PM

        I would wager 95% or more of Facebook's users are completely unaware of either of those versions

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