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FINNISH GAME DEVELOPER Rovio seems to be looking to cash in on Flappy Bird's sudden demise, having teased its latest title, Angry Birds Stella, just days after the other addictive bird game was pulled from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Angry Birds Stella, while Rovio hasn't specifically stated it, is clearly aimed at the teenaged female audience, with its tagline of "Best Friends Forever, Most of the Time". Rovio clearly hasn't picked up on the fact that Stella is also the name of a brand of lager.
It's unclear how the game will work and how it will differ from previous Angry Birds titles, but Rovio said it will explore a part of the Angry Birds universe that "has never been seen before".
Rovio said in a blog post on Thursday, "Get ready to meet Stella and her friends! Stella may be pink, but she's definitely one of the Angry Birds, a fierce and a feisty character with a great group of friends. Of course no story is complete without some interesting (fr)enemies!
"Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you've never seen before! There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they live in. Luckily, Stella and her friends are good at finding creative solutions!"
Angry Birds Stella won't arrive in just game form, either. Rovio has said that you can expect to see the pink-coloured bird in animations, books, toy shops and other retail outlets.
Rovio won't be cashing in just yet though, as the firm said that the game won't debut until "the fall of this year". It hasn't said yet whether the game will be a free or paid-for title, nor what mobile operating systems it will appear on at launch. µ
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