Deceptihogs and Autobirds mash it up in upcoming Angry Birds Transformers

Birds disguised as robots in disguise.

Birds disguised as robots in disguise.

If you haven’t gotten enough of disgruntled avians from Rovio’s hit series Angry Birds, what with last week’s Angry Birds Epic or the well-received Angry Birds Star Wars mobile games, then this news is for you.

Rovio has teamed up with Hasbro to mashup its own quirky mobile gaming franchise with yet another pop-culture phenomenon, the Transformers. And not the Michael Bay hyper-CGI movies, either. This looks to be a full-on 1980s cartoon take on the “robots in disguise” theme, complete with birds disguised as robots that can turn into cars and airplanes.


The game is associated with a line of toys from Hasbro called Telepods, little toy figures with QR codes that will allow you to interact with them in the game, Skylanders-style.

As the Angry Birds continue to expand and reach past the original concept of flinging birds at pig-constructed structures, like the karting game Angry Birds Go and role-playing game Angry Birds Epic, it’s hard to imagine what new gameplay we might see here.

Either way, it’s sure to be quirky, nostalgic fun. Just let’s keep Michael Bay out of the mix, ok?

  • Windlasher

    Hard to believe that a few years back, ROVIO was dead broke and one app away from going out of business.

  • alexisshemale

    Release date?

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