Feather-filled RPG spin-off Angry Birds Epic was soft-launched in Canada and New Zealand back in March. Now, three months later, it is set to arrive on App Stores worldwide this Thursday.
Angry Birds Epic takes Rovio’s iconic cast of irate avians and thrusts them into a tactical turn-based game reminiscent of a JRPG. Think Final Fowl-tasy, and you are on the right track.
The birds have all been redesigned to suit the game’s medieval world, and act as a shorthand for their combat abilities. The red bird is covered in armour to show its new role as a powerful knight, while the yellow bird dons a pointy hat to demonstrate its magical abilities.
Individual battles are united by a world map. Some stages are one-fight deals, while others ask you tap and slash through multiple pig-filled areas at a time, demanding some careful forward planning
As you would expect from Rovio, the presentation is top notch. The crisp art looks fantastic, while remixes the series of classic tunes had us tapping our toes.
The game is free-to-play, giving you the choice to power through buy purchasing extra lives and buffs, or just take your time and wait for energy meters to recharge.
Angry Birds Epic will be available worldwide from midnight tomorrow.