Rovio has hatched a plan – and it’s “the mother of all sequels.”
Angry Birds 2 will launch on July 30, marking a new step in the franchise that has so far seen multiple mashups and spin-offs from the original game.
The news was announced on an official blog, which reads "Back in December 2009, when we were just a small games studio, we released our 52nd game featuring colorful birds, green pigs, a slingshot and a super catchy theme tune.
"Fast forward to 2015 and that game, Angry Birds, has taken the world by storm."
Rovio will be looking to emulate the successes of the first instalment, which has racked up over 3 billion downloads since its launch six years ago.
As yet Rovio has kept its beak sealed over exactly what Angry Birds 2 will entail – but we can say with some certainty that it will involve birds being flung at pigs.