Angry Birds Head Off Into Outer Space
Rovio's app sequel will launch March 22
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2012 3:26 PM CST
This undated image released by Rovio shows a poster of the company's Angry Birds app.   (AP Photo/Rovio)
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(Newser) – The Angry Birds are lifting off into outer space. The upcoming sequel of the blockbuster app franchise—which has logged more than 500 million downloads—will see the belligerent feathered creatures exploring the vast realm beyond planet Earth. Angry Birds Space will launch March 22, reports USA Today's Game Hunters blog.

Game studio Rovio says that Angry Birds Space is a "completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love." The original version involves flinging the birds at pigs, so it remains to be seen how space's lack of gravity will affect things, writes Brett Molina.

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