Whether you like it or not, Angry Birds is headed for consoles. IGN spoke with Rovio’s Executive Vice President of Games, Petri Jarvilehto, who confirmed that “Angry Birds Trilogy” is headed to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo 3DS.
To make the jump to consoles, Rovio has partnered with Activision to bring you this “ultimate collector’s edition,” which includes the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. The trilogy, which has been developed “from the ground up,” will offer new cinematics, extras, animated and reactive backgrounds, and different lightning modes.
In addition to standard controls, Angry Birds Trilogy will support Microsoft Kinect, Playstation Move, and the Nintendo 3DS’ StreetPass function. With all the motion controlled gameplay options available, it’s strange that the title won’t be coming to the Nintendo Wii (or will it?).
There’s no word on pricing yet, but the game is slated for a 2012 release. Although you can get all three games on iOS for close to nothing, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Angry Birds Trilogy to be priced around $30 or more. While that may seem a bit ridiculous, Jarvilehto has faith in the birds’ expansion to consoles:
We believe that there are a lot of people on the consoles who appreciate a great casual game play experience. This is a game that resonates across a wide audience on many platforms. There have been so many fans asking to be able to play the game on their home console with their friends and family, and so far we haven’t been able to offer anything to them. Now we’re finally able to have a great high quality experience on those platforms.
Personally, I’ve been over Angry Birds since there was only one Angry Birds title in the App Store, but despite my nonconformity, their popularity continues to grow. Just yesterday, I saw a middle-aged man in an Angry Birds T-shirt. Maybe it’s a sign that I should download the games again?
If anything, I’ll give the pigs a chance before I go back to the birds. Heck, if Angry Birds Trilogy isn’t grossly overpriced, then I might just give it a shot.
How much would you pay for a bundle of enhanced Angry Birds games for your console? Or, do you wish they’d just go away?