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Angry Birds Coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS Later This Year

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Angry Birds has popped up just about everywhere since becoming an incredibly huge success on iOS. You can find it on your smartphone and tablet — regardless of which operating system you choose to run — in your web browser, and even on your PlayStation Portable. And now Angry Birds is coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS.

It will be the first time that Angry Birds has graced HDTVs, and according to TechRadar, Rovio will be selling the trilogy on one disc/cartridge — not as separate downloads from Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Store. What’s most exciting is that the titles will support Kinect on the Xbox, PlayStation Move on the PS3, and Nintendo’s StreetPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS.

This won’t be a simple port of the Android and iOS versions of Angry Birds, either: Rovio insists the game will be rebuilt from the ground up to optimize the titles for high-definition TVs, and to add new artwork and features. The Finnish firm’s Executive Vice President of Games, Petri Järvilehto, told IGN:

“You can think of the game as the ultimate collector’s edition. There are new cinematics, extras and other entertaining content. In addition all of the existing material has been uprezzed and re-treated for the high-resolution and big screen.

“The backgrounds have been animated, we’ve added lighting modes, reactive backgrounds, the list goes on and on. We believe that there are a lot of people on the consoles who appreciate a great casual game play experience. This is a game that resonates across a wide audience on many platforms.”

Rovio hasn’t announced pricing or a release date for the Angry Birds Trilogy just yet, but it does promise it will be here “this holiday.”

[via TechRadar]

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