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Video: Galactic Gameplay Preview of Angry Birds Space With the Help of a Real Astronaut

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When the word got out that the next Angry Birds was to take place in space, the first question many wondered was how Rovio intended on dealing with the lack of gravity in the aforementioned environment. Well, it looks like Rovio had to call on NASA itself and get some help. Since even astronauts get bored on the International Space Station, they had no problems obliging and decided to give everyone a quick lesson on trajectories and the weightless place they live in.

Angry Birds might be getting a bit old and played out, but this is actually sort of a fresh take on the idea and I think it could be a bit of fun. It looks to be a lot more challenging than previous versions and should keep folks busy for a while. Anyone here excited for the new version?

Via: Tech Crunch

  • Wes

    Stale franchise is stale.

    • Bodhiballer

      Nonsense!  Have you seen the delightful stuffed animal toys?  The back window of my car is filled with them.  

  • Stewie

    It will be interesting to play, and then I’ll move on yet again.

    It costs us millions to place an Astronaut onto the station at the moment, was NASA paid for this video ???

  • https://plus.google.com/104242241965716988815 boo Jay

    Angry Birds just got interesting again.  Who else hasn’t played since pwning the very first version?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    okay, this guy could not have made himself look like a bigger idiot if he tried

    • nickingninaj

      Yet, at the end of the day, he’s still the one in space.

  • Bodhiballer

    Glad to see the NASA guys are keeping busy.

  • Aardvark99

    Holy Mario Galaxies! Luckily Nintendo isn’t a parent troll. 

    • EvanTheGamer

      Really? This game is in no way, shape, or form similar to Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2.

      • Mack

        It’s basic, but I definitely see the resemblance. 

        • EvanTheGamer

          Basic isn’t enough to get Nintendo’s attention.

          • Aardvark99

            Apple, maybe…

          • Mack

            True and Nintendo has even said they won’t become “patent trolls”. Honestly I like the similarity with planets and the way gravity works, might have to try this one out. It’s been a while since I have played Angry Birds…a long while actually.  

      • Aardvark99

        Little planetoids with interesting gravity physics that you jump (or fling) between, lots of smashing things and explosions while doing so - you don’t see there is some “shape and form” similarities? Plus, the music shown in this video seems very similar to the Nintendo games. But mostly I was just kidding, referencing the recent news about them and patents:
        http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/02/nintendo-says-it-refuses-to-succumb-to-patent-trolls-as-it-win/ 

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, okay…lol

  • ddevito

    Rovio’s 15 minutes of fame ran out 6 months ago.

    • Bodhiballer

      They got zynga’d 

  • ddevito

    And people were upset when the Gov’t cut funding for the space program. 

  • EvanTheGamer

    Awesome!

    First Angry Birds on March 22, and then Temple Run on March 27…this is excellent!

  • Greg Morgan

    That actually does look pretty awesome. Excited to see it come out.