As expected and promised, Rovio today launched Angry Birds Space, which is now available for iOS-based iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android-based phones and tablets as well as for the Mac and PC, with PC retail copies to follow shortly. However, Angry Birds Space is not yet available for Windows Phone or webOS where it's questionable if it will be ever released for webOS, while it's most likely that a Windows Phone version will hit the market later. Furthermore, Samsung is providing a special offer to all Galaxy users as an official launch partner of Angry Birds Space. For all Samsung Galaxy users, an exclusive Galaxy Note level will be provided for extra fun. Moreover, a special package of 30 challenging levels - "Danger Zone" – will be available for free.
From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!
"This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does."
Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels, with regular free updates in the pipeline. Even more content is available through in-app purchase, starting first with the iOS version. Included in the game are many hidden goodies, secret levels and cool space content. Gameplay has been thoroughly optimized for all platforms, including full Retina display support on the new iPad.
To celebrate the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio and partners hosted a series of launch events for fans of the game in Beijing, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Seattle and Tokyo. Today, Earth is officially the epicenter of fun in our galaxy!
Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with advertising from the Android Market and without ads. The ad-free versions of Angry Birds Space, which is currently only available from the Amazon Appstore, is available for US$ 0.99, while the HD version for Android tablets is available for US$ 2.99. Samsung Galaxy's special promotion is available free of charge exclusively to Galaxy owners from Samsung Apps.
Furthermore, Angry Birds Space is available for US$ 0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod Touch and Angry Birds Space HD is available for US$ 2.99 from the App Store on iPad. Angry Birds Space for the Mac is available for US$ 4.99 from the Mac App Store.
We have also asked Rovio for an official statement of how, when and if they plan to also support Windows Phone and webOS. Stay tuned for their feedback.
UPDATE 23.03.2012: Bloomberg quotes Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer with: "We're the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, but it's a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application and therefore Rovio has no plans to release Angry Birds Space on the Windows Phone platform". Therefore I would assume it's safe to say that there are also no plans to release Angry Birds Space for webOS. Anyway, as soon as we have heard more from Rovio, we'll let you know.
UPDATE 23.03.2012: Eiter Bloomberg mixed something up and missquoted Peter Vesterbacka, or something happened last night (like someone in Redmond signed a missing check) because today Reuters is quoting Rovio's chief executive office Mikael Hed, that "We (Rovio) are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7" who also added that the launch date was not set.
Cheers ~ Arne