It may not be 2010 anymore but it looks like everyone was curious what Rovio had been cooking for 5 years when the game developer released its latest installation in the Angry Birds franchise and the second edition of the much-loved original Angry Birds last week.
While we expected Angry Birds to not disappoint, it’s been a while since this little birds were darlings and it’s great to hear that we’ve not become too obsessed with asking for lives from our friends to let Angry Birds 2 pass unnoticed. Ad you read this, Rovio has already registered over 10 million downloads.
— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) August 2, 2015
The game’s popularity may be spurred not just by the famous Angry Birds name but also by the fact that it follows a freemium model: free with more additions for a smooth gameplay available via in-app purchases.
We’ll have to wait to see for how long the Angry Birds hype train lasts and if its new-found popularity will come close to that of the first edition. In total, the Angry Birds franchise has garnered over 2 billion downloads across all platforms.