We just got word from Chillingo's Clickgamer that an Angry Birds [App Store] update is in the works that adds 40 new levels, two new environments, and complete Crystal integration for online leaderboards, achievements, and all the other fun stuff Crystal provides. They're planning on submitting the update "very soon", and even released a new trailer for the game that is easily one of the better iPhone game trailers I've seen recently:

Angry Birds is a catapult game where you assist several angry birds as they seek revenge on a gang of egg-stealing green pigs. From our review:

Players are haphazardly tossed into a level in which several angry-looking red birds are gathered around a primitive slingshot, with a small wooden tower harboring a little green pig to the right. Touching and dragging backwards on the bird that is currently mounted in the slingshot will prime your disturbed little critter for launch. From here, your goal is to aim your shot effectively and take out a weak point on the pig's tower, causing him to fall to his little piggy doom.

We also discussed Angry Birds in our recent podcast, and I really recommend giving the game a look, as I've sunk an unbelievably amount of time recently in to total pig destruction. This new update (especially with online leaderboards) is just going to make this great game even better.

App Store Link: Angry Birds, $1.99

  • araczynski

    this game is fun as heck, love everything about it. more levels will just make me and my daughter laugh more :)

  • araczynski

    this game is fun as heck, love everything about it. more levels will just make me and my daughter laugh more :)

  • EatKodosDaily

    wow,
    someone sure put their time into making that little video.

  • EatKodosDaily

    wow,
    someone sure put their time into making that little video.

  • http://www.ninjapigs.com Big Pig

    This trailer is awesome!

  • http://www.ninjapigs.com Big Pig

    This trailer is awesome!

  • cranker

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rich_952000

      Doubly so.

      Is that a word? :D

  • cranker

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rich_952000

      Doubly so.

      Is that a word? :D

  • Pigs Revenge

    This is one of the best games for the iphone. I can barely contain my excitement for 40 new levels!!!!!!!!

  • Pigs Revenge

    This is one of the best games for the iphone. I can barely contain my excitement for 40 new levels!!!!!!!!

  • br1an

    This may be my favorite iPhone game.

    Bring on the update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • br1an

    This may be my favorite iPhone game.

    Bring on the update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DGH94

    I TOLD YOU GUYS! I TOLD YOU GUYS! I knew about these levels but no one would believe me. :p

  • DGH94

    I TOLD YOU GUYS! I TOLD YOU GUYS! I knew about these levels but no one would believe me. :p

  • 19Kilo

    Really great game. Looking forward to more levels!

  • 19Kilo

    Really great game. Looking forward to more levels!

  • Julien

    Great news. I finished the original two weeks ago and have been looking for a fun game to replace it with ever since (settled for solitaire). Cant wait.

  • Julien

    Great news. I finished the original two weeks ago and have been looking for a fun game to replace it with ever since (settled for solitaire). Cant wait.

  • Vanvance1

    Based on this news and the review I just bought (and spent the last 25 minutes) playing the game. Without doubt this is a winner. Cute pick up and play.

  • Vanvance1

    Based on this news and the review I just bought (and spent the last 25 minutes) playing the game. Without doubt this is a winner. Cute pick up and play.

  • Ryan

    This is fantastic news!

    Although, does anyone have any idea as to what the random treasure chests are there for? It's driving me crazy.

    • MrMuesli

      I wouldn't mind knowing that too. Are we suppose to open them somehow?? Utterly brilliant game: )

      • Mrswede

        Its a golden egg in it. i didnt understand how to open it either but you just tap it with your finger and it'll open! :)

  • Ryan

    This is fantastic news!

    Although, does anyone have any idea as to what the random treasure chests are there for? It's driving me crazy.

    • MrMuesli

      I wouldn't mind knowing that too. Are we suppose to open them somehow?? Utterly brilliant game: )

      • Mrswede

        Its a golden egg in it. i didnt understand how to open it either but you just tap it with your finger and it'll open! :)

  • chris

    you know i do not know what makes this game stand out above the other type of games that are same style of play... and what i think makes it work is the sounds given to the birds it gives them personality plus the artwork.. i look at them and think ok this guy is the punk.. and he is gonna go raise some hell flying through the sky.. and his buddies are chirping in the back ground just egging him on.. like you can do it bro... reinforcing what im already thinking.
    i guess every one who likes this game has a little rebel in them. buy it.. its worth 2.00 especially with the extra levels. this will be great on the ipad. no scrolling back and forth will all be on the same screen. yay.. i think jobs plays this game a lot. :D

  • chris

    you know i do not know what makes this game stand out above the other type of games that are same style of play... and what i think makes it work is the sounds given to the birds it gives them personality plus the artwork.. i look at them and think ok this guy is the punk.. and he is gonna go raise some hell flying through the sky.. and his buddies are chirping in the back ground just egging him on.. like you can do it bro... reinforcing what im already thinking.
    i guess every one who likes this game has a little rebel in them. buy it.. its worth 2.00 especially with the extra levels. this will be great on the ipad. no scrolling back and forth will all be on the same screen. yay.. i think jobs plays this game a lot. :D

  • Presnter

    One of the few games that I still play. Trying to get all 3-stars.

    • RobinBird

      On my levels that I've passed, I have one, two or three stars. Do I have to go back and replay a level in order to get a higher star rating?

  • Presnter

    One of the few games that I still play. Trying to get all 3-stars.

  • Paul

    That is an awesome trailer. Love when he goes postal on the bug. Already like this game, an update is a pleasant surprise

  • Paul

    That is an awesome trailer. Love when he goes postal on the bug. Already like this game, an update is a pleasant surprise

  • burke29

    LOL!!!!!! THIS VIDEO IS HILARIOUS!!! I laugh harder each time I watch it.

  • burke29

    LOL!!!!!! THIS VIDEO IS HILARIOUS!!! I laugh harder each time I watch it.

  • Shadowsfall

    I'd get angry if someone stole my birds that I would create a explosion like no other :D

  • Shadowsfall

    I'd get angry if someone stole my birds that I would create a explosion like no other :D

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    I've still got a real issue with level 12, any tips or is it just a battle of attrition until until I, ahem, get lucky?

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    I've still got a real issue with level 12, any tips or is it just a battle of attrition until until I, ahem, get lucky?

  • Mbrew

    WOO HOO!!! Phenomenal game, very pumped for FORTY more levels!

    If you don't own this game and you're wondering if you should buy it....yes. Yes you should.

  • Mbrew

    WOO HOO!!! Phenomenal game, very pumped for FORTY more levels!

    If you don't own this game and you're wondering if you should buy it....yes. Yes you should.

  • blackHorse

    Oh how I hate these physics based torture games... What did the animals did to you developers?

  • blackHorse

    Oh how I hate these physics based torture games... What did the animals did to you developers?

  • Birdzilla

    If i were a bird and someone stole my eggs i to would be mad and the egg theives would face my bird wrath

  • Birdzilla

    If i were a bird and someone stole my eggs i to would be mad and the egg theives would face my bird wrath

  • Birdzilla

    Blackhorse the birds are not after developers their after the no good green pigs who swipped their eggs

  • Birdzilla

    Blackhorse the birds are not after developers their after the no good green pigs who swipped their eggs

  • Pedro

    Anyone knows how to play the new world, golden eggs?

  • Pedro

    Anyone knows how to play the new world, golden eggs?

  • PermiaN

    I was also wondering how I 'open' the Golden Eggs world?

    Anybody know?

  • PermiaN

    I was also wondering how I 'open' the Golden Eggs world?

    Anybody know?

  • PermiaN

    I also wouldn't mind knowing how to 'open' the Golden Eggs world?

  • PermiaN

    I also wouldn't mind knowing how to 'open' the Golden Eggs world?

  • Victor Ramirez

    Same question, how to open new levels...? Does it take full 3-Star rating on all prior levels? Or, perhaps a threshhold score needs to be achieved?

    I have emailed developers and will post their reply, if I get one.

    Best Arcade Game App on iPhone, in my humble...

  • Victor Ramirez

    Same question, how to open new levels...? Does it take full 3-Star rating on all prior levels? Or, perhaps a threshhold score needs to be achieved?

    I have emailed developers and will post their reply, if I get one.

    Best Arcade Game App on iPhone, in my humble...

  • Surfer_tom

    You must go through the levels and find the golden eggs. Once you have found them, you need to click on the golden egg that lights up in the new world and play that level. I'll let you know one, tap the sun on the play menu several times. I have just this minute completed all 9 with 3 stars every level! Get in. I have played this for hours and hours. Bring on more levels or angry birds 2!

  • Surfer_tom

    You must go through the levels and find the golden eggs. Once you have found them, you need to click on the golden egg that lights up in the new world and play that level. I'll let you know one, tap the sun on the play menu several times. I have just this minute completed all 9 with 3 stars every level! Get in. I have played this for hours and hours. Bring on more levels or angry birds 2!

  • Banck

    Stupid and full off violence game.

    • Matt

      Don't play it then moron! Pussy!

      • Gazan

        Exactly! If you don't like it, like thousands and thousands of other people, then don't buy it!
        Softcock!

    • finch

      hey pig..how u doin?

  • Banck

    Stupid and full off violence game.

    • Matt

      Don't play it then moron! Pussy!

      • Gazan

        Exactly! If you don't like it, like thousands and thousands of other people, then don't buy it!
        Softcock!

    • finch

      hey pig..how u doin?

  • Jenna

    My partner loves this game so much he wants to start it all over again. Does anyone know how to start a new game without purchasing it again? Please help! Thanks

  • Jenna

    My partner loves this game so much he wants to start it all over again. Does anyone know how to start a new game without purchasing it again? Please help! Thanks

  • JC

    Hey there - I am Level 3-12. Does anyone have any hints how to get through this? I cannot get the birds to get the pigs underneath the wooden planks (under the houses).

    PS - what do the stars mean? I never actually paid attention to them.

    Thanks!

  • JC

    Hey there - I am Level 3-12. Does anyone have any hints how to get through this? I cannot get the birds to get the pigs underneath the wooden planks (under the houses).

    PS - what do the stars mean? I never actually paid attention to them.

    Thanks!

  • Mike

    On 3-12: Hook around and go after the first (far right) triangle support under the platform - you'll get the first pig underneath and the first house will tip. That will free up your attack route for the next batch of piggies

  • Mike

    On 3-12: Hook around and go after the first (far right) triangle support under the platform - you'll get the first pig underneath and the first house will tip. That will free up your attack route for the next batch of piggies

  • Mike

    The stars are based on your score on the level - the higher the score, the more stars. I have 3 stars on all levels and am now going back through trying to unlock all of the eggs. I have the piggie tower bonus level, the balloon bonus level, the AB Radio, and the Game Sound Effects unlocked so far. I tried the tapping the sun recommendation - doesn't work for me, game starts on the first tap. Any other golden egg hints?

  • Mike

    The stars are based on your score on the level - the higher the score, the more stars. I have 3 stars on all levels and am now going back through trying to unlock all of the eggs. I have the piggie tower bonus level, the balloon bonus level, the AB Radio, and the Game Sound Effects unlocked so far. I tried the tapping the sun recommendation - doesn't work for me, game starts on the first tap. Any other golden egg hints?

  • Tim

    Mike, I have also completed all levels 3 star and unlocked all golden eggs and completed all of them. And also done all the new 15 levels unlocked! can't wait for the new ones to be released! With regards to the egg on the sun... its not the start up screen but the sun that is on the episode select screen. So when you click 'play' when the game loads, on the screen to choose episode, take the 'sunset' a few times and you should get the egg :)

  • Tim

    Mike, I have also completed all levels 3 star and unlocked all golden eggs and completed all of them. And also done all the new 15 levels unlocked! can't wait for the new ones to be released! With regards to the egg on the sun... its not the start up screen but the sun that is on the episode select screen. So when you click 'play' when the game loads, on the screen to choose episode, take the 'sunset' a few times and you should get the egg :)

  • Eric7

    How do you get all the golden eggs then?? It's wrecking my brain!!

  • Eric7

    How do you get all the golden eggs then?? It's wrecking my brain!!

  • ForgetTheName

    Angry Birds is the best game I have on my iPod Touch.
    And the trailer is also awesome!

  • ForgetTheName

    Angry Birds is the best game I have on my iPod Touch.
    And the trailer is also awesome!

  • Mike

    Tim - thanks, that worked :-)

    Just a couple more to go, I think I'm going to have to go back to some earlier levels to unlock more eggs.

  • Mike

    Tim - thanks, that worked :-)

    Just a couple more to go, I think I'm going to have to go back to some earlier levels to unlock more eggs.

  • Eric7

    How do you unlock all the eggs? I've unlocked 4 but haven't a clue how to do the rest??

  • Eric7

    How do you unlock all the eggs? I've unlocked 4 but haven't a clue how to do the rest??

  • http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/02/upcoming-angry-birds-update-adds-40-new-levels/ taw

    this game is awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/02/upcoming-angry-birds-update-adds-40-new-levels/ taw

    this game is awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/02/upcoming-angry-birds-update-adds-40-new-levels/ taw3000

    i need to kno how to get some of the golden eggs i ownley have 2 right now?

  • http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/02/upcoming-angry-birds-update-adds-40-new-levels/ taw3000

    i need to kno how to get some of the golden eggs i ownley have 2 right now?

  • A

    I am stuck on 7-11. Any idea how to get through????

    Loooooove this game

    • Suzy

      if u go to youtube and watch a walk through u can see how to beat it

  • A

    I am stuck on 7-11. Any idea how to get through????

    Loooooove this game

    • Suzy

      if u go to youtube and watch a walk through u can see how to beat it

  • Suzy

    OMG! i LOVE angry Birds. Me and My Boyfriend are so Addicted. we Would LOVE to have more levels to play!

  • Suzy

    OMG! i LOVE angry Birds. Me and My Boyfriend are so Addicted. we Would LOVE to have more levels to play!

  • Brandon

    will these updates be free

  • Brandon

    will these updates be free

  • Bart

    Sooo, I bought the game yesterday and now have finished all the levels. What's up with that??????? More levels coming???? I'm really dissapointed. On Peggle, it took me months to complete all the levels...

    Oh well, good game but VERY short!!!

  • Bart

    Sooo, I bought the game yesterday and now have finished all the levels. What's up with that??????? More levels coming???? I'm really dissapointed. On Peggle, it took me months to complete all the levels...

    Oh well, good game but VERY short!!!

  • Harry

    Everything I read talks about the nine bonus eggs, but my screen shows ten bonus egg spots. I have gotten all but the 2nd theme 3-star egg and one that has a rocket ship on it. Any idea how to get the rocket ship egg?

  • Harry

    Everything I read talks about the nine bonus eggs, but my screen shows ten bonus egg spots. I have gotten all but the 2nd theme 3-star egg and one that has a rocket ship on it. Any idea how to get the rocket ship egg?

  • op684

    where is tha white bird ???

  • op684

    where is tha white bird ???

  • http://mwob.co.uk/mwoblog Kmwob

    If had to choose, what angry bird would you be?