FINNISH APP DEVELOPER Rovio announced Angry Birds Go on Tuesday, a Mario Kart style game destined for iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.
With Nintendo unlikely to ever bring Mario Kart to mobile operating systems due to already stalling sales, it looks like Angry Birds Go, which Rovio teased back in June, will be the go-to title for fans of the iconic racing game.
While Rovio will probably be hoping that not too many Mario Kart comparisons are made, it's far to say the game does look a lot like Nintendo's offering. There are a bunch of different vehicles and characters to choose from, there are coins to collect and, echoing the blue shells and bananas that ruin friendships in Mario Kart, there will also be a number of what Rovio is calling "special powers", such as the ability to transform your car into a rocket. Or a bullet, as we prefer to call it.
Rovio said in a blog post on Tuesday, "Look out for treacherous roads, mischievous opponents and unique special powers to put the race leader behind the pack. Plus you can go from homemade soapbox car to a super-fly car by upgrading your ride.
"It's all there, along with crazy stunt and air tracks, and many fun and surprising game modes."
Angry Birds Go will be available from 11 December on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8. It will be free to download, but by the looks of things the game will offer in-app purchases. Parents, you have been warned.
For those not sold on Angry Birds Go, you'll have to wait until next spring to get your hands on the new Mario Kart Wii U title. µ
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