The bird-flinging and pig-popping fun continues in outer space with a newly released update to Angry Birds Space.

This time, the Space Birds find themselves in a strange part of the galaxy thanks to Angry Birds Space’s Cosmic Crystals update. With this update, you’re set to encounter exploding crystal planets, greedy treasure-hunting piggies, and — brace yourself — a crazy mutant Space Pig.

Angry Birds Space’s new Cosmic Crystals update features the following:

  • NEW LEVELS! 35 brand new levels, including a Space Eagle level and a big boss fight with a fearsome mutant Space Pig!
  • NEW BREAKABLE PLANETS! Welcome to Cosmic Crystals with fragile planets that shatter and explode on impact!
  • NEW RICHES TO DISCOVER! Sparkling mineral-rich planets filled with precious jewels and greedy Space Pigs!

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Angry Birds Space for iPhone and Angry Birds Space HD for iPad are available in the App Store for $0.99 and $2.99, respectively.

This new update to Angry Birds Space is part of Rovio’s week-long countdown to the launch of Angry Birds Star Wars II, which is set for Sept. 19. The countdown commenced yesterday with the arrival of a new update to Angry Birds Star Wars.