Love it or hate it Angry Birds has been a phenomenal success since it first hit our smartphones back in 2009. We now have news that a new version, Angry Birds 2.0 has been released to the App Store to celebrate the birthday with new levels, but are you still playing the game?
The game was first released for the iOS platform back in December 2009, and now Rovio has released version 2.0 of the game. According to Digital Trends there is a bunch of new levels, and existing ones have now been unlocked. Angry Birds has been downloaded a staggering 500 million times since it first made an appearance, with sales of accessories and toys giving the company a value of over $1 billion.
Available now on the App Store as a free update to existing users the new version has fifteen special birthday themed levels, and the 300 levels that already exist have been unlocked. So now if you get stuck on a certain level you can progress to a different one if you desire.
There are also a number of retailers in the US that are marking the event as well by putting on special events and promotions. Toys R Us are to offer 25% off the Angry Birds plush toys, while in the UK Forbidden Planet are offering Angry Birds products not seen in the country before.
The developer has revealed that 266 billion levels of the game have been played around the world since its launch. It has also been revealed that there will be several new games during 2012 as well. Are you still playing Angry Birds?