Mobile games don’t often make the transition to console games, although at times the reverse is true. But don’t tell that to the CEO of Rovio, who announced today that his company’s game Angry Birds — one of the most popular mobile games of all time — is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
Angry Birds for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii is slated to release sometime in 2011. Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka said 2011 will also see a sequel to Angry Birds for mobile phones, creatively titled Angry Birds 2.
He obviously saves the innovation for his games.
In an interview with the BBC, Vesterbacka said Angry Birds has been downloaded 36 million times by people using either the iPhone or a Google Android-based smartphone. So yeah, it’s safe to say Angry Birds could make for a popular console game too.
The premise of Angry Birds, for those who haven’t played it before, is that players are in charge of a variety of birds, each with a different skill, and use a slingshot to catapult the birds at different structures in which evil pigs are holding their eggs hostage. The sequel, though, sounds like it’ll change things up a bit.
Angry Birds 2 won’t be a sequel or a prequel, but a different type of game that just happens to use the same characters. This time, though, there will be much more focus on the pigs, although the CEO didn’t go into detail.