Angry Birds on Windows Phone Postponed Until June 29

19 May

The release of Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 has been short of from May 25 to June 29, Microsoft publicize Wednesday.

The well-liked game from Rovio is one of six titles being added to the Windows Marketplace via the Xbox Live “Must Have Games” program, starting with Hydro Thunder Go on May 25. Microsoft said at its MIX11 developer conference last month that Angry Birds would also come to Windows Phone on May 25, but that has actually now been delayed by more than a month. When it does arrive in the Marketplace, however, it will set Windows Phone users back $2.99 and includes 195 levels.

Back in February, Microsoft said a Windows Phone version of Angry Birds would exist on April 6, but later amended that to say it would drop in the spring. Angry Birds has since been added to the Chrome Web Store, Amazon App store, and the Barnes & Noble Nook.

On May 25, still, users will get access to Hydro Thunder Go, a remake of the commended arcade classic. “Blast through 12 ferocious courses with the powerboat of your choice while competing against 15 devious opponents,” Microsoft said in a blog post. It will cost $4.99.

On June 1, Microsoft will include Doodle Jump to the Marketplace. The game, which will set you back $2.99, comes from GameHouse and has players leaping from platform to platform using springs, propeller hats, and jet packs. “Avoid broken platforms, menacing black holes, UFOs, and baddies by blasting them with your nose balls,” Microsoft said.

By June 8, Microsoft will also put in geoDefense, a fast-paced tower defense game from Microsoft Game Studios that will cost $2.99. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, meanwhile, will make its debut on June 15 for $6.99. The popular Plants vs. Zombies will be added on June 22 for $4.99.

At last, on June 29, users will be able to “dish out revenge on the green pigs who wrap the birds’ eggs” via Angry Birds.

Angry Birds Rio was rapidly downloaded 10 million times after its March debut.


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