Angry Birds 2 nears five million downloads after Thursday launch


The follow-up game in the wildly popular Angry Birds franchise has registered nearly five million downloads merely two days after its release on Thursday.

By Friday afternoon alone, the game had risen to 4.4 million downloads and showed no sign of letting up.

Angry Birds 2 is available for iPhones and Android phones, and is free to download from Google Play and Apple’s app store. However, consumers have to pay for additional in-app features.

“This has exceeded our expectations!” said Rovio communications chief Kaisu Karvala. Finland-based Rovio is the company behind the popular Angry Birds franchise.

The original Angry Birds game along with spin-offs has been downloaded over 3 billion times ever since its launch in 2009.

In Angry Birds 2, Rovio claims the visuals have ben overhauled ‘from the ground up’ although the game retains its slingshot gameplay format.

Some extra characters and game modes have been added to the familiar pigs vs birds set-up.




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