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Angry Birds Hits 1 Billion Downloads

Rovio has announced that Angry Birds has made it to the magic one billion download mark.

The bird flinging game was first launched back at the end of 2009, and since then the furious flappers have travelled to Rio de Janeiro and outer space, plus they've seen their beaks imprinted on a huge range of merchandise, toys, clothes and so forth. Angry Birds theme parks are even popping up in various countries across the globe.

So the billion download milestone being reached isn't exactly a surprise. Rovio announced the feat on its blog page, saying: "Angry Birds games have now been downloaded more than a billion times - THANK YOU to all of our incredible fans! This is only the beginning of our story, keep your eyes peeled for what's coming up next from Rovio!"

A short celebratory video clip is also provided, which shows a scene of the game, with a bird being catapulted into the stratosphere, hitting a couple of pigs with parachutes, and then exploding into a cloud with the announcement: "More amazing things coming soon."

Sadly, there's nothing given away as to what the next amazing episode in the flight of the Angry Birds will be. Our guess is Angry Birds Austerity, where players get to fire irked avians at bankers (shouldn't need any changes to the graphics there).

Source: Rovio