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April 26, 2012 at 09:39 AM EDT
D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space
We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio's biggest launch yet. It's had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: "Fry Me To The Moon." But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and guess what! It looks a helluva lot like Homer Simpson's favorite donut.
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We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and guess what!

It looks a helluva lot like Homer Simpson’s favorite donut.

So what are the chances that you’ll be hanging with The Simpsons during future sessions of Angry Bird-flinging? Well, nothing’s set in stone yet — Rovio has responded by saying that the company “doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation — but this isn’t far-fetched by any means.” The Simpsons have featured Angry Birds on the show more than once, and Rovio already has a relationship with Fox.

If you didn’t know, Fox is the producer behind The Simpsons, as well as the movie Rio, which is of course part of the Angry Birds Rio franchise.

This opportunity, should the partnership in fact be the real deal, is a big one. I’d guess that a Simpsons-flavored Angry Birds Space level is only the beginning. We could eventually see cross-platform promotion in the form of The Simpsons show and perhaps a movie, and we shouldn’t discount the possibility that Rovio would make an Angry Birds Simpsons game to stand on its own.

Remember, Vesterbacka has promised four new games over the course of 2012, and that doesn’t include AB Space.



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