But this is the first title that carries the official sequel status, mad Birds 2. What we haven’t seen, though, is a proper sequel to the game that started the craze of flinging birds at walls and blocks.
More will be unveiled on 28 July 2015, when the gameplay will be officially announced in San Francisco. However, the game won’t be available until two days later.
During the intervening six years, Rovio has introduced 14 different raging Birds spinoffs, like raging Birds Rio, raging Birds Space, and raging Birds Star Wars. Not only the number of downloads but the game has turned into a marketing hit with a ton of products carrying raging Birds on their packs.
It may be five years, and countless follow-ups, since the original mad Birds catapulted the casual gaming market into the mainstream, but there’s never been a fully fledged sequel: until now.
So, if you haven’t already had enough of mad Birds and its various incarnations, then look forward to July 30. The announcement came via the developer’s blog, which says the game will be released on “app stores worldwide“.
By comparison, fellow Finnish firm Supercell, which publishes the Clash of Clans, Hay Day and Boom Beach games, reported annual revenues of €1.55bn in 2014 – almost 10 times Rovio’s. Windows Phone fans will probably have to wait a while longer for Rovio to bring its new game on Microsoft’s platform.
First released in late 2009, mad Birds proved enormously popular. Rovio Entertainment opted instead for a host of by-product mobile games, toys and other merchandise.