‘Bad Piggies’ the latest game from the ‘Angry Birds’ creator Rovio Entertainment has reached number 1 in the US iTunes App Store just over three houses after its launch on September 27th. This makes it the fastest rise to the top of the charts for a Rovio Entertainment game. The game has been well received by fans, gaming press and mainstream outlets alike.
The game which allows players to take control of the green pigs which are familiar from the ‘Angry Birds’ game is Rovios third number 1 bestseller release in a row during 2012, following ‘Angry Birds Space’ and ‘Amazing Alex’. Both of these games reached the number 1 slot on the App Store Charts within the first day of release but ‘Bad Piggies’ pulverised Rovios previous records with its – hour surge to the top.
‘It’s been an incredible launch, both for the game and for “Bad Piggies” as a brand,’ said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. ‘We have an amazing audience who have shown fantastic support for all of our games throughout the year. Our fans have given “Bad Piggies” an incredible reception – we can’t thank them enough!’
The release of ‘Bad Piggies’ was celebrated worldwide, with launch activities in London, Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. On September 27th a giant King Pig floated over London’s Battersea Power Station, and Shanghai’s Citigroup Tower and Taipei’s 101 Tower turned green all night.
Over the next few weeks, ‘Bad Piggies’ will get its first free update, with a new episode titled ‘Flight Into The Night’, which contains more levels, unlockable content, and exciting plot twists in the pigs’ quest for the eggs.
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