Just when you thought that the Angry Birds franchise was all and done for, a few days ago Rovio announced a new title in the franchise called “Angry Birds Blast!”. For those who have fond memories of the Angry Birds franchise and wouldn’t mind checking the game out, you’ll be happy to learn that the game is now available for download.

According to Heini Kaihu, VP of Games at Rovio, “As the Angry Birds franchise enters its seventh year, Angry Birds Blast is a milestone in Rovio’s history that looks back at all that came before and, at the same time, gives fans something completely new, unique and fun. Blast has already enjoyed a very promising soft launch in select territories, and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to join in the fun.”

Rovio is also highlighting how the game is playable offline and is a relatively small download, which we have to wonder if it’s a subtle jab at Nintendo’s recently-released Super Mario Run that requires an always-on connection and seems to be quite a data hog, according to various user accounts.

In any case Angry Birds Blast! is a free download for iOS and Android, but unsurprisingly there are microtransactions for in-game coins for gamers who want to save themselves some time.

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