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Who's ready for a new Angry Birds game? If you're not, you might just want to ignore the gaming news for the next month or so. After a tepid critical response from kart racer Angry Birds Go, the next entry in the series was revealed as a short social post leading to a small sub-site of AngryBirds.com. The title will be Angry Birds Stella.

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According to the Angry Birds Wiki (of course there's an Angry Birds Wiki), 'Stella' is the name of the Pink Bird whose only real job before now was playing Princess Leia in Angry Birds Star Wars. That said, the movie-style teaser poster and the single image on the website indicate that there will be some kind of story associated with the new game, presumably revolving around the eponymous Pink Bird. The image on the website shows a few new character designs and a background that looks like it came right out of a straight-to-video Lion King ripoff. The tagline is "Best friends forever... most of the time."

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Considering how poorly games like Amazing Alex have performed relative to Angry Birds, and how lucrative the Angry Birds merchandise has been, I would expect a return to the standard Angry Birds gameplay for the next title in the series. However, the two images revealed thus far might indicate a change in the visual style, which could be a significant upgrade for the somewhat tired franchise. There's no further information abut when the game will be published aside from "2014."

Source: Google+

Espoo, Finland -- February 13th -- Get ready for something new in the Angry Birds universe! Meet Stella and her friends, a group of feisty characters with a shared love for fun, adventure and creativity. The story of Stella swings the fans to parts of the Angry Birds world we've never seen before. Angry Birds Stella is all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun.

“Angry Birds Stella is breaking the mold by introducing strong, passionate characters who really stand for something, while adding plenty of action and reality into the mix", said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment. “The Angry Birds Stella story will live and evolve across physical and digital, bridging them in fun and innovative ways. Stella and her friends are here to stay, with plenty of adventures ahead of them.”

Angry Birds Stella will bring fans a wide range of entertainment across multiple media, such as games, animation, toys, books and other retail products for many years to come. Stay tuned for more details, including exciting products and partnerships lined up for the future.

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Cherokee4life

    Am I the only one that feel like the posters for this "game" make it look like it will be a movie?

    • Kieron Quinn

      It's intentional, they do cartoons now

    • Sorian

      I see a Disney type princess movie based on the first image.

    • Cat Astrophy

      Not surprising. See "Rio"

  • Dan Hibiki

    A Box Car Named Desire?

  • Paul

    I don't mind it. My son is an angry birds addict. He's been playing since he was 2, he's now 4. I have every single version of Angry Birds on my phones, my tablet, etc. He has Angry Birds everything (bed sheets, pajamas, underwear, shirts, night lights, stickers, posters), etc. He loves it. He's seen countless hours of angry birds youtube videos (somehow he belows through my 3gb data-cap within a week). Anyways, glad Rovio is going to keep chugging along, my son will be happy. It's taught him basic physics (space), gravity, angle, trajectory, power, etc. taught him to plan his shots and to think 2 steps ahead, etc.

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    Angry Birds wont be seeing another cent from me. Even when you pay for one of their games you still get hammered with in-game ads for Rovio's own games or pushed to purchase in game power ups and alike.

    Sorry, not for me. Each to their own though.

  • MichelSardou

    No more interest in these Inapp purchases oriented games. Gameplays are terrible AND they force you to pay. Enough.