Ready Your Virtual Slingshot: Resolution Games
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs Takes Flight on PlayStation VR2
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – October 10, 2023 – The gang’s all here, and all virtual! Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues have spread their wings once again with today’s release of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on PlayStation VR2. Created by the award-winning VR pioneers at Resolution Games, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs has become a mainstay of VR entertainment since its initial release in 2019 and continues to delight audiences with its immersive approach to a globally-beloved franchise.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs takes players to a popular vacation destination for the villainous green pigs, and gives players the opportunity to bombard their buildings in 104 levels across 8 environments, from exotic beaches and steep cliffs to snowy slopes, party peaks, and the spooky world of Dr. Frankenswine. Players put the fate of the pigs’ dwellings quite literally in their hands as they pick up the birds, place them into a slingshot, and pull back to send them flying — all using the PS VR2 Sense controllers.
“Resolution Games has been a trusted partner in bringing the Angry Birds franchise to the latest immersive VR and AR platforms since 2018,” said Sami Ronkainen, Director, Rovio Technology Game Projects. “Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs looks better than ever in this latest release, and opens up a familiar VR favorite to a whole new world of players on the PlayStation VR2.”
The PS VR2 version of Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs features enhanced visuals with improvements to environments and select 3D models, new visual effects, and refreshed lighting to improve the game’s overall fidelity. And — for the first time on PlayStation — players will also gain access to the online level builder, opening up the ability to create and share their own challenging stages for those dastardly pigs to defend. Players can explore the more than 20,000 custom levels that have already been shared by the player community, with more levels added every day to offer near-infinite replayability.
“While we’re proud of the 104 levels that we made for Isle of Pigs, the quality of content created by the player community has surpassed our wildest expectations,” said Tommy Palm, Founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “It’s been incredible to see the kinds of challenges that players have been able to create once we opened up the game design toolbox to them. There’s a staggering amount of original content that has been built and shared since the first release of the Online Level Builder on other platforms — and starting today, that same content is available on PS VR2.”
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is available for purchase on the PlayStation Store for $19.99 for the PlayStation VR2. Owners of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on the original PlayStation VR can upgrade to the PS VR2 version at a discounted price of $9.99. To learn more about Resolution Games, be sure to join the official Discord and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
About Resolution Games:
As the world’s most prominent VR/AR games studio, Resolution Games is redefining how people come together and play. The studio is evolving the craft of multiplayer game development and publishing with its approach to delivering new IP across VR/AR platforms and beyond. With the largest portfolio of games across all major VR and AR platforms, no other studio has the reach, ratings and range that Resolution Games does.
The studio’s titles rank among the top-rated and most downloaded games in the space. Games like Demeo, Ultimechs, Blaston, Bait!, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! and Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale illustrate the innovative and immersive ways the studio is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Founded in 2015, Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in Austin, Texas and Linköping, Sweden. Follow the company at www.resolutiongames.com and on Twitter and Instagram.
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global mobile-first games company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games, which have been downloaded over 5 billion times. Rovio is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment, animations and consumer products in brand licensing. Rovio has produced The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and its sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2 was released in 2019. The company offers multiple mobile games and has eight game studios – one in Espoo (Finland), one in Stockholm (Sweden), one in Copenhagen (Denmark), one in Barcelona (Spain), two in Montreal and one in Toronto (Canada). The studios also include a subsidiary in Izmir (Turkey) called Ruby Games, which was acquired in 2021. Most of the employees are based in Finland where Rovio is headquartered. The company’s shares are listed on the main list of NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO.