Amazon’s Android Store Nets Angry Birds Rio Exclusive

This should see Amazon’s upcoming rival Android app store open with a Mighty Eagle-style smash! Rovio Mobile, the creators of Angry Birds, have announced that their forthcoming movie tie-in game, Angry Birds Rio, will be launched as an exclusive title inside the Amazon Android Appstore, snatching it away from Google’s own store.

If you haven’t already heard of it, Angry Birds Rio is a companion game to Rio, a new animated film based on two kidnapped macaws. The Angry Birds Rio game will see our annoyed friends kidnapped and shipped off to Rio too, however they escape and decide to try and rescue the macaws themselves.

The game will have sixty levels to play through and will closely resemble the familiar Angry Birds physics-based play, but with added twists inspired by the film. More content will be made available through future updates. In , another first for Android, the Amazon Appstore will also get ad-free versions of the original Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons in addition to Rio.

So when is all this going to happen? Neither Rovio or Amazon have put a date on the game or the new Appstore yet, so all we can do is guess. The original Angry Birds Rio trailer says it’s coming in March 2011, and the film is due in cinemas on 15 April, plus there are several rumoured launch dates which seem to converge on 22 March.



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