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Angry Birds Space launches into orbit today

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Those lovable, angry birds have finally blasted into orbit with the release of Angry Birds Space today.

Rovio Entertainment announced the launch of Angry Birds Space, which is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, as well as the Mac and PC, with PC retail copies following shortly.

From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level.  With new birds, brand new superpowers, and 60 interstellar levels Angry Birds Space will surely lead to worldwide procrastination in the workplace as fans will likely find reason to delay their duties and explore the galaxy. 

Regular free updates for Angry Birds Space are planned and even more content is available through in-app purchase, starting first with the iOS version.  Included in the game are "many hidden goodies, secret levels, and cool space content."

And yes, the game has been "thoroughly optimized" for all platforms, including full Retina display support on the new iPad.

To celebrate the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio and partners hosted a series of launch events for fans of the game in Beijing, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Seattle and Tokyo.  Angry Birds Space marks the first integrated entertainment launch for Rovio, with merchandise, animation, and books available in retail at the same time as the game.

"This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does.”

Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad.  It is also available for the Mac for $4.99 from the Mac App Store.

Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with advertising. Ad-free versions of the game will also be available on Android for $0.99, and an HD version for Android tablets for $2.99.

Check below for a list of links to the various digital storefronts selling Angry Birds Space.

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