Well, this definitely wins the "unexpected news of the day" award. It's no secret that Rovio is always working on other games, I mean, they're a game studio- That's sort of what you do. The catch is, Rovio is big enough that they only actually talk about these ideas when they're fully baked and ready to roll. So, enter Angry Birds Go, a kart racer sponsored in part by RedBull:

Details are basically limited to that video, but what I'm sort of imagining is the building mechanic they're hinting at could be combined with something similar to Bad Piggies, only with a racing mechanic instead of simply completing puzzle levels. Redbull has already released a few kart (and other similar) games, so they seem like a good partner for Rovio to be linked up with.

We'll post more news as it develops, but, I loved Bad Piggies so I'm pretty stoked for the potential here... Especially, as Jared just put it, "If you build your own kart a la Bad Piggies that could be hella tight."

  • shadax

    Is it really a "tease" if no one cares?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      What's hilarious to me about these sorts of comments is everyone likes to downplay the power of the Angry Birds brand or the success of the titles like no one is interested... When, in reality, there's tons of people interested.

      • themostunclean

        What's also hilarious is Shadax thinking his opinion must also be that if millions of other people. What an egocentric statement.

        I think it's a pretty cool announcement. Kart Racers usually work really well with big franchises like this.

    • MarkyMarc

      You cared enough to open this article (You probably read it as well) and post in the comments. So you, yourself, seem to care. And what did you expect, a site like TA not to make a write up on what will probably be near the top of the charts after release? This is an iOS gaming site after all..

  • TheGrimCreeper

    Another Angry Birds.. Seriously?5

  • TheGrimCreeper

    Another Angry Birds.. Seriously?

  • ODMay

    As much as I hope it's not freemium, I don't know Ravio's recipe of it yet. So I can't assume they're gonna rip us off like EA and GL (if it is freemium).

    • themostunclean

      Red Bull being involved means it will probably be freemium. Every one of their racers has been FTP.

  • speedyph

    Loll this shud b interesting I wunna know more bout it

  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    Bad Piggies plus Angry birds plus a track sorta makes sense. I can't hate Rovio they make some good games. Haven't really dipped into freemium (right?). Why do people hate them? Because many people buy their games?

    • InkyTheGhost

      Rovio is an easy target for people who like to express disdain for things that are enormously popular.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      The same reason all the goth kids in junior high went from loving Marilyn Manson to hating Marilyn Manson as soon as he had a few hit singles that got played on the radio.

      • Protoman

        This is a good example of why most people don't like Rovio. There is, however, the small percentage of people though that simply think it a little shady for a company to profit so much off of reskinning someone else's game, you know, Crush the Castle.
        I thought Angry Birds was an excellent clone, but it didn't add or change a thing to Crush the Castle. For as much heavy handed comments thrown at clone games here at TA, especially the forums, you'd think that would rationally cause people here to recognize that making it off a clone might rub certain folk the wrong way.

        Just sayin'.

      • Protoman

        Myself though, I am looking forward to an AB kart racer. Kart racers are usually fun and the AB franchise has enough dynamic options as far as gameplay to mix things up a bit from the usual formula if done right.

  • one.sixty.four

    of all things "go!" could have been, this is pretty good.

  • FIFTHSUN2012

    Its trendy to like stuff its also trendy to hate stuff. I like Angry Birds it makes me happy, much like ice cream and German chocolate cake. So its everywhere, they make a good game.

  • ImJPaul

    Hopefully it's similar to Mario kart. We could use a AAA kart racer. Besides that sonic one of course. I'm reluctantly excited but if they stick to my plan then they have my blessing.

  • doublezz

    Hopefully they introduce new series games. I feel a bit tired to see the old faces, old birds and hear the old sounds again again and again.

    A great company should come up with more series, such as Nintendo has Mario, but not only has Mario.

    • nini

      They're trying alright but right now it's more using their Rovio Stars arm to find that potential new title they can cultivate into a juggernaut.

  • armilla

    Love the quote from Jared!

  • bacobit

    You can hate them for milking Angry Birds all you want, but you can't deny that Rovio can make some great games. Bad Piggies proved that to me, personally.

    • TJF588

      One can definitely be soured by overexposure, though, making it difficult to approach similarly-themed titles. I, for one, have only played Angry Birds a few times, but cannot take the pigs' noises without my gut clenching a bit (unbearably slobbish sounds).

      Even if Go is solid, my apathy toward mobile karting and my reluctance toward Angry Birds depictions will lead me to keeping this on backburners.

      • bacobit

        Oh, don't get me wrong, I'll be walking in skeptical. They could easily get lazy with it.

        But I'll definitely keep tabs on it. I haven't really found a kart racer on iOS that caught my interest. Which is a shame, because it seems like a platform that genre could thrive on.

        Plus it seems the birds would translate very well to karting characters.

        Yellow bird has a speed boast
        White egg bird thing can lay traps
        Etc.

  • sturgeonslaw

    I'm actually really interested in this one. If it has the build your own machines concept like Bad Piggies I'm all in.

  • extol4000

    Did he HAVE to wear the Bird hoodie? We get it dude....we get it! I wonder how this will turn out. They sure are milking this franchise for all it's worth. Can't blame them but good Lord, give it a rest! I loved what they did with Tiny Thief though.

  • Digiki

    Not a fan of actual Angry Birds, but this excites me!

  • http://www.nafna.com/ nadav bar kama

    from angry birds to red birds? or angry bulls? isn't that a zynga game? daaa....

  • derek4real

    Wow that kalle from Rovno is one weird ugly dude

  • Irene Haskins

    Getting very impatient. Playing Angry Birds Seasons for 4th time!!

  • Irene Haskins

    Am getting very impatient wtg for release. Now playing Angry Birds Seasons for 4th time!!