Angry Birds planning trip to Rio

Rovio, maker of the popular mobile game, is teaming with Twentieth Century Fox to create a version of the game centered on the upcoming animated movie "Rio."

The Angry Birds are headed to Rio.

Rovio, maker of the popular mobile game, announced on Friday that it is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox to create a version of the game centered on the upcoming animated movie "Rio," which hits theaters in mid-April. The game will arrive ahead of the movie, launching sometime in March.

In Angry Birds Rio, the original flock is kidnapped and taken to Rio, where they then escape and seek to help their friends--the two macaws Blu and Jewel, who are the stars of "Rio."

The game will have 45 levels initially, and then additional levels will be available via updates. The game will be available for various smartphones and tablets, the companies said.

The Angry Birds have one detour or more before they make it to Rio, though. Rovio is planning a Valentine's Day update to its seasonal Angry Birds game. The Birds have been on a tear of late, with an expanding empire that includes a line of toys, t-shirts, and more.

 

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