Rovio: Angry Birds 'Bad Piggies' Spinoff Launches September 27

Paul Lilly

If you always thought the egg-stealing pigs in Rovio's incredibly popular Angry Birds series got a bad wrap, don't worry, you're not bacon up the wrong tree. Come September 27, Rovio invites you to go hog wild in "Bad Piggies," an Angry Birds spinoff that "turns the franchise on its head" and lets you play as one of the pigs. The title will feature brand new gameplay, and Rovio promises there isn't a slingshot in sight.

"There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio . "Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."

Apple iOS, Mac, and Google Android users will be the first to unlock their inner swine, though Rovio says it plans to launch versions for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and PC shortly after the September 27 launch. Exactly when, however, is not yet known.

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