Articles about Rovio

Rovio Calls It Quits On Its Game Streaming Service
Rovio has quietly killed its game streaming service, Hatch. The service was originally launched in 2017, but it was discovered that the company had ended the service back in December 2020 without much fanfare. While the company has not explained the reason why, there is a chance that it could have been due to the lack of popularity.

Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game
Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.

Rovio Isn’t Done With Angry Birds Yet, Releases Angry Birds Dream Blast
Back when smartphones were still new-ish, Rovio’s Angry Birds was one of the more popular games. It was so popular that companies like Microsoft were trying to get Rovio to bring the game onto Windows Phone. These days it’s more like a fond memory of the good old days, but it looks like Rovio isn’t done milking the franchise yet.

Sony, Rovio Confirm New ‘Angry Birds’ Movie For 2019
Last year it was confirmed that a new Angry Birds movie was in the works but for those wondering about a release date, Sony and Rovio have recently confirmed that the movie is set for a release on the 20th of September, 2019. This means that fans will have a little over a year left before they’ll be able to check it out.


Rovio Returns With ‘Angry Birds Evolution’
To say that the Angry Birds franchise is getting a bit long in the tooth would be a pretty accurate statement. While the game was extremely popular back in the day where it helped demonstrate the capabilities of smartphones and gaming potential, these days it isn’t quite what it used to be, although that hasn’t stopped Rovio from churning out new titles and milking it.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Announced
You can’t fault Rovio for milking the Angry Birds franchise. It has been a very long time since this mobile app that lets you hurl angry birds at pigs came out for iOS. It has since been expanded to a wide variety of platforms and countless iterations of the game itself have been released. Hollywood even made an Angry Birds movie, and now it’s making another one. Columbia Pictures has […]

‘Angry Birds Blast!’ Has Been Officially Released
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.

Rovio Announces New ‘Angry Birds Blast!’ Mobile Title
Rewind the clock a few years back and titles such as Angry Birds was some of the more popular titles available on mobile. Heck, it was so popular that the fact that it launched on Windows Phone was such a big deal that some speculated that it could even help attract users onto Microsoft’s mobile platform.

Angry Birds 2 Gets A Major Update
Back in the day, Angry Birds used to dominate the app charts, although these days it’s safe to say that the Angry Birds franchise isn’t quite what it used to be, and has since ceded its dominant position to the likes of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Candy Crush, Pokemon GO, and so on.

Ex-Rovio CEO Hired To Make Nokia Smartphones Relevant Again
For many years, Nokia was the company to beat in the global smartphone market. Things rapidly charged after 2007 and the Finnish company lost out a significant chunk of its market share. It ended up selling to Microsoft which basically tried to overhaul it but ended up disposing of it as well. The Nokia brand now rests with another Finnish company called HMD Global and it has hired ex-Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala to […]

Rovio To Stop Supporting The Windows Phone Platform
Today’s smartphone scene has matured to the point where it really just boils down to iOS and Android. This is versus back in the day where we had a lot more choices, and where developers were hard pressed to try and develop for as many platforms as possible, but like we said, these days it really is an iOS and Android scene.

The Angry Birds Movie Has Been Breaking Records
Movie adaptations of video games are typically met with skepticism. After all what we’ve seen in the past few years certainly leaves a lot to be desired, but it looks like Rovio’s Angry Birds movie is one of the few adaptations that has broken free of that stereotype and in the process, has managed to break some records too.

Angry Birds Movie Secret Post-Credits Scene Will Need Your Phone
As you might have heard, an Angry Birds movie is in the works and while it might seem like Rovio is trying to milk the franchise for all its worth, we have to admit that the trailer is pretty hilarious and hopefully the movie will be too. That being said if you are a fan of post-credit scenes, you might want to stick around after the movie has ended.

Angry Birds Movie Official Theatrical Trailer Released
A couple of years ago, Rovio announced that an Angry Birds movie would be developed, and just last year we were treated to the movie’s first official teaser trailer. Now for those who want a more in-depth look at the movie, you’re in luck as the official theatrical trailer has since been released.

Angry Birds Will Be Flying Onto Tizen Soon
As much as companies like BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Samsung can tout their mobile operating system’s features, security, efficiency, and etc., the truth is that it all boils down to having a strong ecosystem. This is something both Apple and Google have established way back in the day.After all why would anyone swap platforms if it means they lose access to the majority of their apps, right? Now the Tizen platform […]

Angry Birds 2 Sees Over 30 Million Downloads In Two Weeks
If your first modern day smartphone was the iPhone, chances are you might be familiar with the game Angry Birds. It was one of the first few games available on touchscreen devices that took advantage of gestures to make a game which has since become a beloved title by many around the world.In fact its developers Rovio launched a true sequel a couple of weeks ago in the form of […]

Angry Birds 2 Sees 20 Million Downloads In Its First Week
The Angry Birds franchise is old and admittedly getting a little boring despite the various iterations that Rovio keeps putting out, which is why when Angry Birds 2 was announced, we were genuinely curious to see if the game still managed to command the same level of appeal it did a few years ago.Turns out it does. According to a recent post by Rovio, they have officially announced that Angry […]

Angry Birds 2 Sees 1 Million Downloads In 12 Hours
Just yesterday, Rovio launched their latest Angry Birds game in the form of Angry Birds 2, which we suppose given the name could be considered to be a true sequel to the original, despite the fact that there have been various iterations and movie tie-ins of the game being launched over the past few years.Now we had to wonder how well the game would do given that the franchise was […]

No Angry Birds 2 On Windows Phone - Yet
When Rovio announced Angry Birds 2 not too long ago, with the moniker “the mother of all sequels” attached to it, the world of mobile gaming was certainly in a buzz, to say the least. After all, this particular title had certainly gone the distance across numerous platforms to be what it is today, a juggernaut not only in terms of gaming, but also commercial appeal as well. In fact, […]

Angry Birds 2 Teased For July 28th Announcement
Is the Angry Birds franchise starting to get a little long in the tooth? Perhaps, but considering that it is still Rovio’s cash cow, so to speak, we can’t blame them if they want to keep milking it. In fact after what seemed like countless iterations and variants of the Angry Birds franchise, we might finally have a true sequel to the game.According to a tweet by IGN’s Justin Davis, […]