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Angry Birds For Facebook Is Arriving In May

Rovio will be making the hugely popular Angry Birds game available on Facebook in May, the studio has said.

Rovio’s 'Mighty Eagle' Peter Vesterbacka told The Next Web that the popular Android and iOS game will be released on Facebook in May and not in March, as some rumours had suggested.

Last week, Rovio announced on its official Angry Birds page that the game will be arriving on Facebook soon and said that it would keep users posted about developments if they 'liked' the page.

According to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, the Angry Birds Facebook game will come with 'completely new aspects to it that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform'. He said that the 'pigs' will have a more major role in the gameplay, indicating that the game will build on Facebook's collaborative gaming prowess capitalised on by games like CityVille and FarmVille.

Rovio's game, which has made the studio $70 million in revenue, is already a massive hit across mobile and PC platforms and is also available on Sony's PSP and PS3 consoles. The studio is now planning to serve up a Windows Phone 7 version and another for the Xbox 360 gaming console.

A special St Patrick's day (which falls on 17th March) update for the game is going to be released over the next few days on the various platforms.