NEW YORK (
) -Starting Thursday, the world-famous
will have competition from new porcine counterparts.
Rovio, the company behind the phenomenally successful
game, is releasing a new title called
. Unlike birds, which can obviously be made to fly, the stars of this new game will need the help of cars, airplanes and other conveyances to get where you need them to go.
The Finland-based software company is hoping for another big hit. Their
games generated more than $100 million in 2011 from over 200 million online users and licensing deals. And plans are reportedly in the works for an
television series and a feature-length movie.
Rovio has been planning a stock offering for more than a year. Current guessing suggests an
sometime in 2013. The game maker has hinted that it would consider listing on the Hong Kong and New York exchanges.
will be available for
Mac and iOS operating system as well as
Rovio promises that versions for
PCs, Windows Phone and the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 devices are also in the works.
--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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