Angry Birds Drive Angry With New Kart Racer

Angry Birds Drive Angry With New Kart Racer

The handheld home-wrecking simulator/multimedia empire gets a bit faster with Angry Birds Go.

Rovio's ubiquitous bird-flinging title might not be high art, but it's certainly put gaming into the hands of all new audiences. By this point, the $.99 game has a large enough mindshare to support an empire of licensed merchandise rivaling most film franchises. Oh, there's going to be one of those too. So, what's the next step for the feathered pork busters? Rovio decided to answer that question via a trailer entitled "What IS Angry Birds Go!?", whose choice interrobang seems to suggest equal parts alarm and fear. So, does the video answer its own question?

Not really. All we know at this point is that it's a kart racer, sponsored by Red Bull. That doesn't tell us much, as Red Bull will sponsor pretty much anything. Presumably, various birds and piggies will strap into high-performance racing machines and drive recklessly while flinging various zany powerups at each other. Hey, if The Phantom Menace can get a cutesy game with bobble-headed racers, Angry Birds can have one too.

Rovio claims that a full release date and gameplay trailer will follow soon.

Source: YouTube

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That's it i'm digging a bunker, gaming is done, the apocalypse is nigh.
Does Rovios giant money castle need an extension or something? they're aping kart racers now.
The world doesn't need more angry birds car seat covers it really doesn't

because if there's one sure sign of an IP jumping a shark (or a house full of swine, if you pulled too far back) is the kart racing game

there's a bit of cognitive dissonance here where the racers are usually the actual things being thrown at other things

So Angry Birds is the new Star Wars in terms of milking the everliving shit out of an IP. Never did understand how it became so popular and I doubt I ever will.

weirdguy:
because if there's one sure sign of an IP jumping a shark (or a house full of swine, if you pulled too far back)

Okay, that was funny. I'll give you that.

Eh, as much as I like Angry Birds, I'll most likely give this a pass.

Wouldn't a flight simulator make more sense?

I wonder how long before they sign up with EA for a brown shooter.

How long until an Angry Birds rhythm game or an Angry Birds dress-up game? Maybe they could make an Angry Birds cash-cow milking simulator and be super meta.

Mr.K.:
I wonder how long before they sign up with EA for a brown shooter.

Bird Calls: Angry Warfare?

OT: this reminds me of when I was walking down the aisles at the supermarket a couple days ago and saw Angry Birds action figures. It felt like I was transported to the the 80's. I eagerly await the saturday morning cartoon and the holiday specials.

The next game in a suddenly-wildly-popular franchise is a kart racer? Have I time-traveled back to 1995 or something?

Sorry Rovio, Angry Birds is not and will never be a franchise like Mario. Maybe you should try Angry Party first. Go around the board to get the most eggs.

I lose respect for any game company that milks a franchise like this.

I understand it, from a business perspective, but from a games perspective it just seems sloppy.

 

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