Well, it was inevitable. Now that the re-released and HD-ified Angry Bird Trilogy has passed 1 million units sold, it's on its way to the Wii and Wii U sometime this year. Since the game was born on iOS I'm sure it's a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad's touch screen, and like most freshly-released consoles the Wii U is hurting for new content right now. Doesn't mean I have to like it.
I don't think Angry Birds is a bad game, per se, I'm just already sick of the merchandising, the nakedly consumeristic Star Wars crossover, and most of all, how this rather mediocre physics-flinger sucks attention away from more creative, better made indie games that really need and deserve it. Ironically, Angry Birds reminds of of Wii Sports; a title we hoped would induct a whole new generation of gamers, but instead set the bar so damn low that the so-called new generation stayed there with it, oblivious to all the better, deeper games. Egh. I just hope history doesn't repeat itself on Wii U.
ACTIVISION AND ROVIO SOAR PAST ONE MILLION
ANGRY BIRDS™ TRILOGY UNITS WORLDWIDE
Companies Confirm Plan to Release Angry Birds Trilogy on Wii U™ This Year
Minneapolis, MN – February 15, 2013 –
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI
), and Rovio Entertainment today announced that Angry Birds™ Trilogy
has soared past one million units sold worldwide. Released in September 2012 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with Kinect™ for Xbox 360 compatibility, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with full PlayStation®Move support, and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Angry Birds Trilogy
won fans over by combining Rovio’s three legendary mobile titles, Angry Birds
, Angry Birds Seasons
, and Angry Birds Rio,
along with new content, levels and features. Building on this success, Activision and Rovio will release Angry Birds Trilogy
for Nintendo’s Wii™ and Wii U™ systems in 2013.
' proven formula for fun and addicting gameplay translated perfectly to the big screen, and the consumer response has been overwhelming,” said Jennifer Mirabelli, VP of Sales and Marketing for Activision Publishing, Inc.
"It was certainly satisfying to see Angry Birds
gameplay adapt so well to other platforms in 2012,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games for Rovio. “The features specific to the Wii U are very intriguing to us, so we’re excited to release this version to fans.”
Completely recreated in striking HD with refined controls, gamers can play Angry Birds Trilogy
with all-new animations and interactive backgrounds through 700+ levels with more than 150 hours of addictive gameplay. Angry Birds Trilogy: Anger Management
, the recently released DLC pack, features even more content with 130 fan-favorite puzzles like Wreck the Halls and Birdday Party.
Angry Birds Trilogy
is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available now for the Xbox 360 system, the PlayStation3 system, and the Nintendo 3DS™ system. For more information, please visit www.activision.com