Rovio Entertainment the creator of Angry Birds, and those crazy multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning punk rockers Green Day have joined forces to launch a new musical episode for Angry Birds Friends. This match made in heck includes 10 never-before-seen themed levels, as well as all new pig characters inspired by band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. Green Day’s latest single “Oh Love” is included in this game and shows that the band still has kept to it’s punk rock roots when it comes to distribution. Rovio has become a gaming monster, conquering iPhones, Androids, and the Facebook platform. Apparently 30% of their revenue comes from Angry Birds merch as well, so they have a lot in common with Green Day.
“We’re all fans of Angry Birds,” said Armstrong. “It’s such an addictive game that when we first started playing it we couldn’t stop. Go Team Green!”
“We are beyond excited,” commented Rovio CMO and Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka. “Two amazing brands working together on a one-of-a-kind collaboration — we can’t wait for our fans to explore this new Green Day world.”
I don’t know if this makes Angry Birds punk rock or Green Day a cash cow, well at least I hope the game is fun.