SAN FRANCISCO, California, United States—Sony revealed on Monday that mobile phone game sensation “Angry Birds” is heading for the Japanese entertainment giant’s PlayStation 3 consoles and PSP handheld videogame devices.
The addictive puzzle game in which players catapult birds to smash through structures protecting egg-stealing green pigs has rocketed to popularity since being released by Finland-based Rovio Mobile in late 2009.
“Angry Birds” will feature 63 levels, Sony said in a PlayStation blog message listing games set for release in the coming week.
Sony did not indicate the price it would charge for “Angry Birds.”
Source: Inquirer.net Technology
It’ll be available as a PlayStation mini – minis being lightweight downloadable games, predominantly intended for the PSP. Many of them are also compatible with the PS3 as well, however, although it isn’t clear if Angry Birds will work on both platforms.
The Sony blog post says that the PSN version of Angry Birds will feature 63 levels – considerably fewer than the hundreds available on the hugely successful iPhone and other versions.
Angry Birds makers Rovio said last year that they planned to bring Angry Birds to more platforms in 2011. Already available for iOS, Android, Symbian^3, Palm’s webOS and Nokia’s Maemo, Finnish studio Rovio said they planned to bring it to the three major consoles – PS3, Xbox and Wii – as well as Windows and Mac computers and the Nintendo DS. They have also hinted that a Windows Phone 7 version could possibly be in the works.
Source: Metro UK Tech