We've been working on a horrible "when pigs fly" joke for, like, the last hour and have nothing to show for it, so we'll just give you the news sans hilarity: Bad Piggies, Rovio Mobile's next game, is a physics-based puzzler that'll put you in charge of building custom vehicles and aircraft designed to carry the game's pigs in an epic quest to steal eggs.

At least, this is what the game's latest trailer seems to be screaming at us. When the game was announced a week or so ago, Rovio didn't talk about any of the game's specifics, including this part.

This building mechanic is a neat one that we've seen before in, most notably, Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts. It'll be interesting to see how streamlined Bad Piggies will feel in comparison, as we've got a feeling Rovio is going to do its best to keep the casuals on board with its games.

We'll see soon enough. Bad Piggies is due out this September 27 across iPhone, iPad, and Android, with other platforms to follow.

[via TechCrunch]

  • ShawnMak

    And the only thing this article has left me with is a frustration that the video was in Flash. πŸ˜›

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Yeah, I know. Yahoo made some deal with the devil to be the exclusive provider of this trailer in their wacky proprietary flash container format. I really wanted to do a feature push for this story, but, since it doesn't work on the app... *sigh*

    • Gamer_Kev

      Same here. I'm on the Touch Arcade app on my iPad and it makes you wonder at their choice to restrict the video for a game that's for iOS to a video format the people on ios devices can't watch. LOL. I'll have to check this out some time when I'm at my PC. I wonder if the real time flash streamer in the Photon browser can view it? I'll have to check that out. Chrome is my browser of choice on the iPad, but I do keep Photon installed for it's flash capabilities, the only downside to it is that you need access to a pretty decent Internet speed for decent performance.

      • Gamer_Kev

        Just wanted to add, that I just tried it on my regular browser on the iPad and it played just fine, I guess it was just incompatible with the Touch Arcade app. So I guess I was wrong about my first assumption that it was in one of those video formats that won't play on ios devices. I'm not a huge fan of Angry Birds, though I do enjoy a game every now and then. This new game looks fun, reminds me for some reason of when I was a kid and my friends and I would use old crates, barrels and boards to make airplanes for our games. It'll be interesting to see how this game actually feels in play.

  • Edwin Ramirez

    Wow, that was one laggy video.

  • http://railscasts.com Ryan Bates

    This video autoplays so it is blaring every time I visit toucharcade.com. πŸ™

  • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

    Ugh. Fixed, in a very shoddy way. *sigh*

    • JCman7

      Thank you!!

  • http://twitter.com/Turkeydipking Jacek Mackiewicz

    This actually looks awesome, really catchy music too! Can't wait to play it πŸ™‚

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    It looks less boring than Angry Birds.

    I cant wait to see Bad Piggies Seasons and Spacecrafts...

  • ImJPaul

    Eww. Adobe Flash Player! What is it 2005?!

    • ImJPaul

      On a serious note I was hoping this would come out this week with lili and whatever else big comes out. I'm sure a bunch of awesome games will be out on Wednesday or Friday for the iPhone 5 release. Keeping my fingers crossed for Infinity Blade Dungeons. Then you all can stop reading about how badly I want this game everyday. (seriously, if u aren't doing anything go back to any articles from march till now and just count how many times I've mentioned it.) Anyways, September appears to be a pretty good month for ios gaming. I just hate waiting for anything.

  • readysetretro

    This looks really great; nice to see a serious change in format for this franchise

  • DecafTable

    Skipping for sure. Just making them fly is way to boring.

  • Eegah

    I was thinking this would be a reverse Angry Birds where you build fortifications to protect them pigs from them birds. This is nowhere near that but this looks awesome all the same.

    Still want a reverse Angry Birds though... Cover Orange kindof scratched that itch but it's art kindof got me as being..l weird.

  • http://guardian-legend.com/ Hans Kisaragi

    day 1 buy

  • http://twitter.com/conixgames conix games

    Surely the classic "Pigs might fly" line would have been just fine πŸ˜‰

    Game is looking pretty classy though it must be said. Brings out that Scrapheap Challenge nerd in the ConixDog...

  • Colten Moore

    A physics-based puzzler about pigs and birds? That'll never work on iOS! What are those folks at Rovio thinking?!

  • LouisMorales

    Should have called it "When Pigs Fly"

  • br1an

    I still say they should have called it "Happy Hogs".

    But I'm pretty dumb most of the time, so take that into consideration.

  • https://retronautblog.tumblr.com/ Retronaut42

    I'm glad Rovio is finally starting to branch out, at least somewhat.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ipadgamermag Pete Morris

    I'll definitely pick this up. I know it's not a gamers game, but I do enjoy Angry Birds in short blasts. Can't see this going as viral as the original though - too complicated for middle aged women to play on the bus...