This little piggy had some great success. This little piggy had none. This little piggy, however, has us wondering what's going on all the way home. Rovio announced today that, in a few weeks, we'll be seeing a sequel to Angry Birds arrive on the Play Store. Instead of being built from the ground up this time (or, rather, being bought from the ground up), this one will feature the mild-mannered pigs that you've spent so much time destroying. Now you'll get the chance to empathize with them!
We haven't seen any images or videos of actual game play yet, but according to tweets from @BadPiggies, the official Twitter account for the new game, it should be very different from Angry Birds.
— Bad Piggies (@BadPiggies) September 4, 2012
So, that's something. Hopefully this game will be as engaging as the original was. Angry Birds made a lot of money and became the icon for mobile gaming developers with fun, bite-sized gameplay. However, after a lengthy period of waiting, Rovio's newest game was a bit lackluster. It sold enough (somewhere between 100k and 500k copies, according to the Play Store), but was nowhere near the same runaway success. Perhaps tying this new time-waster to a familiar face will give it the marketing power it needs.
If history is any indication, we can probably expect there will be a limited free version, a $0.99 paid version, and an inexplicable $2.99 version. This is, of course, just speculation, but we'll see.