Samsung is teaming up with Rovio to make sure it's devices are where you'll want to play the upcoming Angry Birds Space.

In the video released yesterday of a NASA astronaut explaining Angry Birds physics, it seemed a little odd that the gameplay at the end was so clearly shown on a Samsung device.  The reason behind this choice was explained today as Samsung sent out a press release announcing that its line of Galaxy devices would be receiving exclusive content for the new game.

Sponsored by the Galaxy Note, all Galaxy users will receive access to an exclusive level as well as the "Danger Zone," the first package of DLC for the game that will feature 30 new levels.  This pack will be an in-game purchase for all other devices, but Galaxy users will get it free of charge.  One new bird, the Lazer Bird, is being introduced by Samsung to show off the viewing experience on the Galaxy Note.

Between NASA and Samsung being involved with the next Angry Birds game, it's beginning to sound like Rovio doesn't even need to sell games any more and could just live off of marketing deals.

Angry Birds Space comes out on March 22. [press_start]

Samsung GALAXY Note Becomes the Ultimate Entertainment Device at SXSW

Samsung and Rovio partner to unveil the new Angry Birds game to provide the ultimate on-the-go gaming experience

Austin, Texas, USA, March 9, 2012 – Today Samsung and Rovio will showcase Angry Birds Space for the first time on Samsung GALAXY Note at Samsung Blogger Lounge on the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (Austin Convention Center, Room 19AB at 4:15 pm). As an official launch partner, Samsung will provide the first ever hands-on Angry Birds Space game play opportunities on the GALAXY Note before the official game launch.

Angry Birds Space will be showcased on the Samsung GALAXY Note, which provides the ultimate on-the-go entertainment experiences. Samsung GALAXY Note is a perfect gaming device as it comes with a vivid and expansive 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and a dual-core processor, which ensures incredibly fast and smooth game play.

In celebration of the successful worldwide launch of Samsung GALAXY Note, a new category of mobile device all Samsung GALAXY device users will receive Samsung special offers in the new game.

For all Samsung GALAXY users, an exclusive Samsung GALAXY Note level will be provided in the Angry Birds Space game. In addition, "Danger Zone", a special package of 30 challenging levels normally available as an in-app purchase, will be made available for free to all Samsung GALAXY users from Samsung Apps and the Android Market (level pack compatible above Android 2.1) for 3 months. This exclusive offer will be available from March 22nd with the launch of Angry Birds Space.

Also, all game players will find extra fun playing the game with new Angry Birds Space characters. One of these special birds – the Lazer Bird – is introduced by Samsung, and reflects the personality of Samsung GALAXY Note. The bird's lazer vision resembles the best viewing experience on the crisp and expansive screen and its lazer strike super power the high performance. New characters, including the Lazer Bird in Angry Birds Space have unique superhero powers to help in their fight against the space pigs and bring their eggs safely back home.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit [press_end]