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Angry Birds 2 incoming, six years after first game

Rovio has announced Angry Birds 2 is inbound, six years and fourteen Angry Birds games after the original title was released.

You wouldn’t be the only one to be shocked by the announcement of Angry Birds 2, we thought it already existed too.

But apparently, Rovio hasn’t yet gotten around to doing the sequel to the original Angry Birds – but it has managed to release 14 different Angry Birds games since the original was released six years ago.

The first Angry Birds arrived in 2009 and has since been downloaded more than 3 billion times. And now it’s time for Angry Birds 2.

Developer Rovio Entertainment released the first information about Angry Birds 2 via Twitter, teasing that the game could arrive on July 30.

All the Finland-based dev had to say about the game is that it will be “Bigger. Badder. Birdier” than the previous Angry Birds games.

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July 30 is a Thursday, which is the standard release date for new mobile games, so we might see Angry Birds 2 launch before the end of the month.

Apparently Rovio is holding media events in San Francisco and New York that week to unveil the title.

Rovio has been experimenting wildly with the Angry Birds series since 2009, with some games following the bird-slinging gameplay of the original such as Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio and the two Angry Birds Star Wars games.

But then there’s also the downhill racer Angry Birds Go!; action game Angry Birds Transformers; RPG adventure Angry Birds Epic and of course the match three puzzle games Angry Birds Fight! and Angry Birds Pop!

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