Development studio Rovio has formally announced Angry Birds: Space, the next all-new entry to the company’s world-dominating puzzle game about catapulting birds at pigs.
Angry Birds: Space is due for release on March 22nd across iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), Android, Mac and PC, while a range of books, animation and merchandise products will be available on day one.
Apparently having grown from a Twitter conversation “about birds and pigs in space,” says NASA’s associate administrator for communications David Weaver, Angry Birds: Space will include 60 levels as well as six new characters and superpowers, while the to-be-expected forces of zero-gravity (or lack of forces) will have dramatic gameplay effects. New levels are expected to be added for free at a later date.
The project has turned into “a tremendous outreach and education opportunity,” NASA’s Weaver continues. “Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative. This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology.”
This collaboration with NASA has culminated in the creation of a very unique announcement trailer for Angry Birds: Space, and NASA flight engineer Don Pettit can be seen in an awesome video below, which also contains the first gameplay footage of the game:
Angry Birds Space: NASA announcement