Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment has announced the launch of the new VR game Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
In the game first time Angry Birds fans can slingshot the Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues within the fully immersive environment of VR. The game is initially launched with more than 50 levels of gameplay where fans of the incredibly popular franchise will travel around a remote island where the infamous green pigs often vacation.
Players bombard the island’s exotic beaches, steep cliffs, snowy slopes and party city to take on the green pigs, destroy their structures and retrieve the stolen eggs. The levels can be approached from different angles for the best accuracy, while players leverage classic gameplay elements to progress or strive for three stars on all rounds.
Rovio Entertainment creative director of extended reality Sami Ronkainen commented, “As a company we’re deeply interested in the future of gaming and in fact, investigating new tech and platforms remains one of our core strategic pillars. We’re delighted to be supporting the VR industry’s growth and introducing the beloved Angry
Birds slingshot gameplay to new platforms.”
Resolution Games CEO Tommy Palm said, “The beauty of VR is that it allows players to enter and play in a 3D, fictional game universe, something people have fantasized about for decades. And, VR inherently lends itself well to strong characters, which is why the Angry Birds brand is such a great fit with its humour and strong gameplay. It has been incredibly fun for us to bring that to life, opening the door so players can immerse themselves in that world.”
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is available today for $14.99 on the Oculus Store, Steam and Viveport for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Resolution Games plans to launch Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs across additional VR platforms in the coming months as well as the addition of more levels and gameplay.