Angry Birds Epic Flies Into App Store In Select Countries

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Rovio Entertainment has soft-launched its latest Angry Birds title.

Named Angry Birds Epic, the turn-based RPG (yes, really!) is available for iPhone and iPad in the New Zealand, Australian and Canadian App Stores now.

Initial impressions are positive, although there is the potential that it falls into the freemium trap that affects numerous iOS games. Regardless, it’s free to download, so if you’re in any of the aforementioned countries give it a go.

Developers Rovio Entertainment promise the following features:

EPIC BATTLES! Turn-based battles between our heroic flock of warriors and those green snout-nosed scoundrels! It’s easy to play, but difficult to master!

EPIC WORLDS! Explore a fantasy Piggy Island with everything from tribal villages and frosty mountains to tropical beaches and mysterious caves!

EPIC CHARACTERS! Join Red, Chuck, Bomb and the other heroes as they face King Pig, Wiz Pig, Prince Porky and many more villains!

EPIC UPGRADES! Level up your characters, armor, weapons and potions to become a legendary hero ready to take on the mightiest pig warrior!

EPIC WEAPONS! Craft amazing battle-winning weapons like a wooden sword, frying pan or stick thingy with a sponge on top!

EPIC HUMOR! Plenty of offbeat humor and tons of quirky characters dressed in awesomely silly costumes – like a prickly cactus hat and a matching sword.

Source: iTunes