Be a Two-Faced Gamer with Rovio’s New Title ‘Bad Piggies’

The Angry Birds franchise, with its simple gameplay mechanics, has been an absolute success throughout its past few years of existence. Let’s face it, though: Rovio, the developer behind the series, probably took the whole concept a little too far, and the franchise has faced its demise for some angry gamers. Each of the new titles that are simply re-skinned and then re-released just aren’t cutting it.

To prolong its overall dominance in the App Store, Rovio will soon be launching a new game that they hope will similarly turn into a worldwide phenomenon. This time, however, gamers will play in the point of view of the pigs, who were previously the antagonists of the Angry Birds series.

With just more than a week before Rovio’s newest game Bad Piggies launches across the App Store, Yahoo! Games has the first gameplay video for gamers all around the world to see. Instead of aiding the birds with seeking revenge against the culprits behind stealing their eggs, the premise faces players with helping the swine construct vehicles to ultimately assist with the theft of more birdy eggs.

As you can see in the above video, players are tasked with building vehicles and then guiding them through crazy courses to collect the three stars that are distributed throughout each level. While the gameplay idea is certainly nothing new, as we’ve seen in titles such as iStunt Reloaded Pro & iStunt 2, hopefully Rovio will be able to apply its usual simplistic brilliance to make Bad Piggies as exciting and addicting as Angry Birds initially was.

Despite the fact that some elements have been taken from Angry Birds, Rovio officials are confident that Bad Piggies will be the beginning of a new franchise that will receive dedicated commitment from the team.

“As far as the gameplay goes, Bad Piggies and Angry Birds are complete opposites,” Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games at Rovio told Y! Games. “Angry Birds smash things up, Bad Piggies build stuff. The pigs are all about making plans and building things, even — and especially — when they don’t work!”

The game will release worldwide next Thursday, the 27th. You can expect to see it at the top of the charts. How long its glory will last, however, depends on how Rovio plans to execute the premise and whether gamers are able to stay hooked.

[Via Yahoo! Games]