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Angry Birds Trilogy Takes Aim at 3DS

Posted by James Newton

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Rovio has finally announced Angry Birds Trilogy for 3DS, on the way in 2012.

The retail release combines the first three Angry Birds games — Angry Birds, Rio and Seasons — on one cartridge with new StreetPass features. Sadly the gravity-based Angry Birds Space doesn't feature, but three games in one isn't too bad.

We haven't got much in the way of 3DS-specific details at the moment but Rovio promises new content and updated graphics. With the game on the way before Christmas, we won't have to wait too long to learn more.


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User Comments (108)



Aviator said:

Seasons is the Free App of the Week on the iOS store.

Also, this is good to see. Wonder if it will be digital too.



FonistofCruxis said:

This is retail? This should be an eshop game! This is a rip-off, especially if its not budget price.



Aviator said:

You don't even know how much it costs and you're calling it a rip off?




SonyFACE said:

They won't make it $40. They just couldn't. (although they probably will)



blackknight77 said:

I was hoping it would be an e-shop game too, but I'm glad they included seasons because I like the Halloween levels.



BenAV said:

And retail... really?
This should stay as a free game on mobile devices.
It's not really good enough to warrant paying money for.
But hey, neither was Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! and that never stopped that game from making its way to the system.
I'll pass as that'd look hideous on my shelf amongst my other awesome 3DS titles.
If anyone who doesn't have a smart phone wants to play the game for an excessive price then that's good for them I guess.



Odnetnin said:

I cannot for the life of me see how these games will benefit in any way from being on 3DS, but whatever.

Space is a big loss.



FonistofCruxis said:

@Aviator Even at budget price, it would still probably be £20 which is ripping people off when you can get it for much less on other devices.



BenAV said:

I can see this selling well with clueless young children that don't realise that there's a ton of much higher quality games on the system.



Aviator said:

@BenAV if it isn't worth paying money for why have millions of iOS, Android, Mac, PC, PS3 etc. users bought it?



McHaggis said:

@Aviator: the price here for all 3 games on the App Store comes to less than £5. So, there's an argument that it's worth paying money for, but not an argument that it's worth paying a lot of money for.

Updated graphics or not, who here wants to shell out £15 or more for it (no 3DS games have launched cheaper than this, to my recollection)? I Thought so...



EvansLegends said:

Let's see... I have the 3DS, a dedicated video game console... I can get Paper Mario Sticker Star, or Angry Birds... it's such a tough choice!

No really this sounds dumb...



SilentHunter382 said:

Ok this is a stupid move and with activision publishing it I can't see it being a budget game but to be far this is less stupid then them bring the game to consoles. :/



bezerker99 said:

I downloaded Angry Birds free onto my droid phone. I then quickly deleted it cuz it wasn't nearly as epic as Bird Mania 3D



Squashie said:

Nice Stuff! But the thing is, I and I'd imagine most people already own these games on their smartphones. So maybe I will have to give it a miss



bro2dragons said:

Yeah, they're definitely cheaping out on us. I mean, I won't be buying this, anyway, since I have them all on my phone. But Space is the best of the bunch... if not, it's at least equal with the first. Rio is by far the worst and feels like more of an Angry Birds knock-off than an actual Angry Birds game. The physics aren't as reliable, the necessary hit zones for the higher scores are far too specific and instead of the ball-shaped pigs, the game uses monkeys that actively try (and often succeed) to regain their balance after they or their platforms have been hit.

The 4 games together WITH exclusive content would have made this decent. 3 without one of the best ones... this honestly won't be worth much.



IAmNotWill said:

I wonder if they'll update the game to add new levels like they do on the iOS versions.



LittleIrves said:

A 1st-person p.o.v. mode in 3D would be pretty rad. Otherwise, no thanks. Still a fascinating development. Bet it sells oodles. The AB brand is huuuuge.



Hokori said:

Now to see if the creators are right or not, by saying who would but a $40 piece of plastic?



DanteSolablood said:

@BenAV Something tells me that Ninty wouldn't allow Rovio to pump the game full of game destroying adverts inorder to keep the game free as they do for the iPhone and Android markets. Unfortunately companies rarely release games out of the kindness of their hearts alone.



19Robb92 said:

Retail..? Who would buy this as a retail game? It's a simple flash game, there's a reason they can sell it as cheap as they do on the IOS store.



6ch6ris6 said:

i still dont understand what's up with all this angry birds hype. never played that stuff. not interested at all



Firejonie said:

I don't get why Space is not included, I am only getting this at $5 at the most. Forget it if it turns out to be retail, which would be terrible.



XyVoX said:

What a COMPLETE rip off these games are on 3DS they are 69p 99c each for the iphone version which is the most similiar to the 3DS screen size etc and they are all under 20mb each, RIDICULOUS i say should be eshop for sure.



RR529 said:

I'm sorry, but no one's going to pay $20-$40 for Angry Birds, even if it has 3 games.

They would have been better off releasing each game individually on eShop for $1.99 each (same price as Bird Mania 3D), or release them together on eShop for $4.99 or $5.99 (this is more than I'd pay for it, but it'd still be better for them than what they're currently planning).



Wheels2050 said:

It's a pity Space isn't included. I enjoyed that a lot more than the original!

It'll be interesting to see what they charge for it, though, given that smartphones are so prevalent these days where it can be bought very cheaply (or free, on Android).



Raylax said:

On eShop, I'd be all over this. Hell, I'd be all over it on eShop if it were just one of the three. But retail? It's at least £20 for games with an iOS/Android total price tag of well under £5. I'll pass.

Publisher: Activision

Ah. That explains it.



Chris720 said:

I wouldn't pay for this anyway, I can play it for free on Google Chrome and even then it's absolute junk... so, no thanks.

If it was digital? Maybe. Retail? Definitely not!



Terave said:

Angry birds? Retail? For the 3DS? I swear you could just download the free app on Google Chrome or any kind of smartphone/tablet. There is no need. Also, leaving out Space is not really a good idea.



Kyloctopus said:

Retail? Over 500,000,000 Angry Birds have been sold, and yet they put this to retail?



Pogocoop said:

The only one that was fun at all was Space, And It's not even on the cart?

... I'm going to avoid this like the plague.



clavier141 said:

i'm certain angry birds was supposed to be coming to eshop as a free download? (puzzled expression)



DanteSolablood said:

Perhaps they'll be making some 3DS specific modifications? Obviously Rovio will be adding 3D into the mix so that the 3DS' prime gimmick doesn't go to waste - but that about a 3DS specific modes, challenges & even a "birds eye" POV?

I must admit I do like Andry Birds as the perfectionist in me loves to collect the stars... but unless something pretty AMAZING is added into the mix, I can't see myself repurchasing the same games over again.



Xjarnold said:

One of James' last articles(sigh). DON'T FORGET PHRASE 2!

A 3ds exclusive Sonic game!
(If you don't know what I'm talking about, read the warp zone article)



dimi said:

Each game cost 0,99 cents in iphone so why 3ds owners have to pay more than three euro? Anything more than this is a rip-off. Also the 3ds version will be slightly inferior cause of the controls. Angry Birds is a showcase for multitouch controls. The stylus is less accurate than the finger. Cases like this just proves that "hardcore" gaming consoles are milking their customers.



SanderEvers said:

It's also retail for PCs You'll get a DVD in a case if you buy it at your local gameshop. But I think that 30 euro's would be a good price for it.

@EvilCookie, it's good because it's stupid.



rayword45 said:

What the hell no. No. A thousand freaking times no.

We don't need this garbage on retail.

And the fact that this is probably going to sell better than Crush3D and Bit. Trip Saga is saddening.



Vincent294 said:

Make it $20 & on the eShop as a retail download, and this could be very successful. Perhaps a bit too much, but it's 3 games after all. Or they could go even lower: $15.



3dsisthebest said:

you may not know but it´s coming to ps3 and xbox360 let´s see what for prices they will have...




Interesting to see the prices. Don't think they can match iOS for cheapness. Therefore always think it isn't a good idea to do ports from over there. Shame the didn't include Space as well as it'd be an insta-buy



Koos said:

Lol. The games really suxk and I played them lol. But this is so delusionask. I am waiting to see Rovio developing Angry Birds Tennis Angry Birds Golf etc. They convinced people that its dome sort if revelation. Retail for 3 free games that could cost O.99 cents each



Koos said:

Truth is even if it was free even if it was s new model - they pay me - I wouldn't taint my 3ds with it.



ElementalChaos said:

I feel as if something like this would be better off on the eShop. I definitely won't be purchasing this, seeing as I already have all 4 games on my Droid and I never really liked those games anyway. (except for Space. If they had Space in it then maybe I would have considered purchasing it.)



WolfRamHeart said:

I have been wanting to try out Angry Birds Space but since this will not include that I will likely pass on this. I do hope that there will be a demo for this because I would like to see what the 3D effect adds to the game.



Rargon said:

It better be like the Cave Story Remake, if not, I find it atrocious to pay more than $10 on the retail, it should be eShop Material!



sinalefa said:

I am glad that Activision is publishing this. That means I will not get it. I would rather get an Iphone to play it in its original format for a reasonable price and without giving a single penny to those greedy jerks.



Flowerlark said:

Not everyone has an iOS that they can get cheap games on. Still... not sure I want this anyway. If it comes to the e-shop I might consider, but not a retail.



HandheldGuru97 said:

Hate Angry Birds I don't get the hype around a game you play for five minutes and forget about, so I am not interested, still it will be interesting to see were the price goes.



MitchVogel said:

Yeah, I thought that arrogant clown of a president for the company said that Nintendo sells $40 pieces of plastic!



melvin2898 said:

@FonistofCruxis Don't buy it. It's simple as that. Of course it has to be more on a console or handheld. They are putting more stuff into it and Angry Birds is a great game worth more than 99 cents. You get 3 games plus new content!



H_Hunter said:

1- Put it on Eshop
2- Sell it for no more than $ 1.99

and I may actually get it..



Koos said:

Outsell Zelda? Lol. I can't wait for m&Ms to outsell Fillet Mignons.



Bankai said:

Those are expensive M&Ms if you're buying them for the same price as Fillet Mignons.



Koos said:

If angry birds sell for the same price as Zelda it will have zero sales. All angry birds including Space were free for android..for a reason. Zelda... even the GBC game is expensive on 3ds and still a top seller. So yeah makes a lot of sense.



dimi said:

@SanderEvers In what universe is 30 euro (10 times more) a good price for the exact same games that cost less than 3 euro (3x0,99cents) in iphone?



YorkshireNed said:

Angry Birds is a great, great game but it is free on Android. I've not finished it yet, so I've not moved onto the other ones, so don't know if they're free or not but I doubt they're cartridge priced. And why not the 4th game? I guess this release is strictly for the money



3dbrains said:

I have an Android phone and have all these games already, and so should you because:
Angry Birds - Free
Angry Birds Rio - Free
Angry Birds Seasons - Free

I can't see ANYBODY with any sense buying this. (because it's free)



GameLord08 said:

Angry Birds Space is already on my Android phone, as it's free - so no loss for me, there. If Rovio is serious about this new content and updates thing on the trilogy, and it makes exceptional use of gameplay mechanics, and they don't overblow the price, then I'll keep this on my radar.

If not, I'll just download all three free on my phone.

But honestly, I really only think this release is for those who unfortunately do not own smartphones. It makes no sense, because I can get all three of these games for free on my phone. This release is just akin to Cave Story 3D, if you ask me.



Samholy said:

i will get it only if it comes as a retail download.
yeah, it will have a revamp like they said, yes i have absolutely no doubts i will enjoy it at its fullest.
But itd Ios based. making it too pricey would be a FAIL. Geez, theyre freaking free on your smarthphones. theyre free everywhere, all over the place.
screw retail production, make it digital only. i wouldnt mind paying it on my 3DS, but certainly not 40$ for a physical copy. too pricey at first, and also for the sake of not being ripped off because everyone else get it free.

same thing happenend with cave story 3D. no doubt its great. but its FREE on pc. (still bought it on eshop, the closest to the original version. also got vvvvv which is FREE on pc. FREE FREE FREE)

i understand there are development costs and people to pay to make a port. but there is no excuse to overprice what is originally free.



ScruffyYoshi said:

They should release it for the Wii U. It's ideal. Touch screen and option to play it on 40" TV or on the Gamepad.



Hokori said:

Out sell Zelda? I guess it's true games don't have to be good or creative in order to sell, especially since I doubt four swords got as many DL as it should've and that was free



lanabanana said:

This should be on eShop and less than $10... Why would i pay for some games i already have on my iPod for free?

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