Rovio just announced its upcoming spin-off, “Angry Birds Stella,” which promises to bring back the notoriety of the first avian-themed hit mobile game and fight back the short-lived success of other games of this kind. Although “Flappy Bird’ took the world of mobile gaming by storm in the first two months of the year, Rovio promises to offer gamers a new incursion in its breakthrough franchise, this time by means of a pink bird, her friends and her “frienemies.” The developer’s press release also stated that this mobile game will exist “for many years to come,” which suggests that “Angry Birds Stella” is only one of the many spin-offs to come.
Almost a week after “Flappy Bird’s” developer pulled his creation out from app stores, Rovio finally fought back by proving that the short-lived game sensation is no match for its franchise and teased gamers with an announcement of the upcoming “Angry Birds Stella” spin-off, which focuses on a pretty pink-feathered bird that players already met in “Seasons” and “Go!” and her group of new friends. Rumors say that the new characters could also feature in Rovio’s “Angry Birds” film, which has been announced to hit the theaters on July 1, 2016.
Mikael Hed, Rovio’s CEO mentioned in the press statement that “Angry Birds Stella”will introduce “strong, passionate characters who really stand for something, while adding plenty of action and reality into the mix,” thus breaking the mould of mobile avian-themed games.
At the same time, the CEO also prepares “Angry Birds” fans for a mix of “physical and digital” story that will point out the innovative and creative part of the game. Although Stella is pink, she is no less a member of the franchise and the company described this newly named character as fierce and feisty. “Angry Birds Stella” promises to introduce players into an unexplored part of the game, thus making sure that the upcoming spin-off announced by Rovio has the power to fight back other avian-themed games like “Flappy Bird.”
In the press release issued by Rovio, the company assured gamers that “Angry Birds Stella” is full of fun and adventure, sprinkled with serious affairs that put the characters’ friendship to the test and urge them to protect their environment. What Stella and her friends offer the franchise is an eye for strategic solutions that they formulate in a creative manner.
Plans for Longevity Spin-offs
Rovio finally fights back after “Flappy Bird” took over the reins of avian-themed games, thus proving that its franchise cannot be matched by a short-lived sensation; the company just announced its spin-off “Angry Birds Stella,” which kicks off a string of sequels that prepare gamers for the movie which is said to hit the theaters in 2016.
Although neither specific products nor the release date have been announced, Rovio admitted that “Angry Birds Stella” will also feature merchandise like toys, books, animations, clothes and other fun stuff. Rovio is among the biggest mobile games developers and the latest game, “Angry Birds Go!” is the company’s first notable move into free-to-play gaming. “Angry Birds Stella” spin-off emerges as Rovio’s first glimpse of its plans to fight back ephemeral, yet aggressive avian-themed games and announces the beginning of a whole new face of the franchise that promises to take the world of mobile gaming by storm.
By Gabriela Motroc