Almost three years after ceasing the release of Angry Birds video games on Windows 10 devices, Rovio is bringing the franchise back with today’s launch of Angry Birds Friends in the Microsoft Store app store.
Angry Birds Friends is a free-to-play version of Angry Birds with a strong emphasis on social competitiveness and a games-as-a-service approach which promises to add 12 new levels every week.
While some of the previous Angry Birds titles also saw release on Microsoft’s Windows Phones, Angry Birds Friends is only available for computers and tablets running Windows 10. There’s currently no support for Xbox Live features such as Xbox Achievements or Xbox friends.
Here’s the game’s official feature list:
- A new competitive tournament starting every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday!
- Play 12 NEW levels every week!
- Defeat your opponents and advance to higher leagues.
- See where you place in a leaderboard with all of your friends.
- Special themed tournaments every 2 weeks!
- Earn awesome rewards!
In a blog post on the official Rovio website, the company announced that the Angry Birds 2 video game would also be coming to Windows 10 and is due for release in September, next month. Rovio confirmed that they had no plans to release Angry Birds 2 on Windows phone or PC way back in 2015. It took them a while, but it's good to see that they finally came around.
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