Is five different Angry Birds games enough for you? If not, then Rovio has your back this coming Thursday as they've announced over Twitter one of the newer spinoff versions of the series, called Angry Birds Friends, is set for release on the App Store. Here's an accompanying teaser image.

We first caught wind earlier this month that Angry Birds Friends, which began life on Facebook about a year ago and has amassed more than 60 million downloads and 15 million daily users, would be heading to iOS, and now we have a set date for release. If flinging birds with your buddies sounds appealing, keep an eye out for it later this week.

  • IpadGamer

    Please, TA, I beg of you - don't give yet another Angry Birds game 5 stars. For the love of all that's holy, don't do it.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      If it's a good game, who cares? I mean, Rovio typically makes great stuff. If it's a five star game we're not going to apply a negative "Angry Birds modifier" to the score to appease people who (still) irrationally hate the series.

      • IpadGamer

        I certainly don't hate AB in any way, but I'm not sure I could agree that Rovio makes "great" stuff . To compare quality games like Bastion, Yearwalk, Fieldrunners 2 and others with AB just doesn't seem appropriate. Just my humble opinion.

      • dancj

        Those games are completely incompatible to Angry Birds so you can't come close to applying the same criteria for scoring 5 stars.

        Angry Birds should be competing against the likes of Cut the Rope and Where's My Water.

        (Though for the record, I think the Angry Birds concept has enough legs for one or two games, not five)

      • dancj

        "Incomparable" not "incompatible"

      • IpadGamer

        We agree on one thing - those games ARE completely incompatible to AB. We disagree on using the same criteria. 5 Star games are true gems. AB is what it is, but it doesn't come close to a true gem in the app store.

      • dancj

        Not for me, but it's very well made and obviously a lot of people love it enough to qualify.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        The cool thing is it's totally OK to have different opinions about video games. :)

      • DannyTheElite

        Year walk is overrated IMO

      • Zeldaniac

        You gave Minigore 2 3.5 stars, yet the latest AB reskin gets 5???

      • dancj

        Yeah - they definitely overrated Minigore 2

      • DannyTheElite

        Not as much as year walk

  • Banzboy

    Meh. Unless it has online and local multiplayer, I'll pass on this one.

  • DannyTheElite

    Another angry birds ...

  • Greyskull

    I assume this takes (dis)advantage of all FB has to offer.

    • DannyTheElite

      The only good thing about the FB support is that everyone will have it because its angry birds for free

  • Chaos Shrine

    I might get this game

  • Nate

    Any chance it will be playable without Facebook integration? I don't mind joining some kind of network or giving up an email address, but I've managed to completely avoid enabling Facebook Platform so far . . .

  • wigzisonfire

    Eli, how much are you guys getting paid by the anti-Christs of gaming to give drivel like angry birds friends positive press.

    My respect for the TA guys just keeps getting lower and lower recently.

    • MidianGTX

      What part of 60 million downloads and 15 million daily users drives you to thinking this massively popular game doesn't warrant mention on a gaming website? I don't think I'll enjoy it much, but it definitely deserves an article or two.

      • dancj

        Wow - that means every day a quarter of all of the people who've ever downloaded Angry Birds play it!!!!

      • MidianGTX

        I get the feeling you intended there to be a negative point somewhere here, but a quarter is pretty good.

      • dancj

        A quarter is ridiculously good. Too good to be quite believable. I'd think either the number of downloads figure is too low or the daily users is too high.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I wish my life was even 0.1% as interesting and/or filled with intrigue as people like you seem to think it is. :)

  • WNxPegasus

    Angry birds rule always will :) keep it up guys weeerrrrrrrrr. Lol

  • CricketDude

    Price?

    • DannyTheElite

      Free.

      • one.sixty.four

        Lets hope!

  • XvEsunavX

    Treyarch and infinity wars keep reskinning modern warfare and making billions; why can't rovio reskin and make money? People pick and choose who they drop their wallet in front of and accuse all others who would hand it back a thief.

    • XvEsunavX

      Ward. I can't edit, and if I don't my whole statement will be invalid due to autocorrect. True story.