Yesterday Rovio tweeted out a mysterious image teasing a new Angry Birds *something* complete with a new cast of birds. Today, they've revealed that the new something is called Angry Birds Stella, and it will take the shape of a new game as well as a new cartoon sometime this fall. Oh, and plenty of toys, books and other merchandise, of course. Here's the reveal image of the Angry Birds Stella cast.

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No other information was given about the nature of Angry Birds Stella, other than how the story of Stella will "[swing] the fans to parts of the Angry Birds world we've never seen before. Angry Birds Stella is all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun." There are also hints that Stella's quirky group of friends might not always be that friendly. Rovio will be releasing more news about Angry Birds Stella on the game's dedicated Tumblr page leading up to its release this fall.

  • DannyTheElite

    Girly crap. Nice job rovio (claps slowly and sarcastically)

    • anarchy in the app store

      A dick on waypoint and a dick here, why am I not surprised...

      • Bool Zero

        Perhaps it's his elite-ist attitude!

      • DannyTheElite

        You can't seriously think this is going to be good??

      • mclifford82

        Definitely not enough guns n tits to be good. /brofive

      • DannyTheElite

        What? I didn't say every game needed guns , I'm just saying angry birds freemium edition with a tacked on story is not a game that is worth making

      • nini

        So the problem is the freemium aspect and being AB, I see. That it's somewhat girly just gives you something else to bitch about and look immature and sexist in the process, got it. Not sure if I should expect better from hardcore male gamers really.

      • DannyTheElite

        Angry birds was always gender neutral. It appealed to every one . Why change it.

      • http://www.pulppoetry.com/ EZ

        From 2010 to 2012, Angry Birds had exclusively male characters. Then in 2012 they added a single token female.

        That's "why change it."

        The fact that you think that scenario is gender "neutral" is why you are a sexist jerk.

      • DannyTheElite

        They were never given genders.

      • rewind

        Seriously? You can tell if they're a male or female bird by just looking at them...

      • Edwin Ramirez

        Those birds have never been specified as males. You do realize that assuming they were all male until a "pink" bird came along just makes you a sexist?

        So now this game is full of "female" birds just because of a pastel pallette?

      • http://www.pulppoetry.com/ EZ

        I realize I am a sexist because I am a male raised in a sexist society, and that no matter what I do, I will have a different perspective because my culture assumes "he" when talking about "mankind" in general. How about you?

        I also realize that the birds were specified as male because I am a sexist, as did many men and women because we've been raised in a sexist society. Rovio proved they support our sexist assumptions when they made all the original birds into the male Star Wars characters, and invented a new pink bird to cover the female characters.

      • Edwin Ramirez

        So no point in calling someone a sexist when each and every one of us is one too, right?

      • http://www.pulppoetry.com/ EZ

        Only if you don't want the world to change, then yes, you don't call attention to anything, keep your head down, and just get yours and get out.

      • Edwin Ramirez

        Or, you don't let yourself fall into stereotypes.

        I, for one, assumed that each bird belongs to a different species and in any stage of the game each bird could either gender.

      • rewind

        The angry birds wiki classifies each one as male or female. Stella is actually the second female bird, because Matilda (the white one) is also female. I guess you could also consider those assumptions, but the wiki has locked pages and seems very professional.

      • rewind

        Overall, I definitely favor a game that's based around a female flock as it could bring in a new audience. It'll also probably be free, because in today's world it's apparently not acceptable to ask for an extra dollar for 30 more levels

      • OrangeJews

        So apparently you think male birds can lay eggs?

      • thiagovscoelho

        It still appeals to everyone. The female protagonist doesn't change that at all.

      • http://www.pulppoetry.com/ EZ

        Exactly. Calling it "girly crap" is the only thing wrong here. I'm looking forward to Rovio's attempt to make their IP as diverse as the audience that enjoys it.

      • DannyTheElite

        What's waypoint ? I don't know what that is so I'm assuming that's not me

      • anarchy in the app store

        I'm assuming your some guy from a halo forum, because you have the same username

      • DannyTheElite

        Don't play halo.

      • anarchy in the app store

        Sure...

      • DannyTheElite

        I really don't.

    • sokae

      Am sure some people would love this, not every body have the same taste....

    • xx99

      As somebody with a young child, I'm all for a game that can simultaneously be fun and teach things like empowerment. Rovio is in a great position to make something like this and be a positive force in the world. There are a lot more "non-gamers" than "gamers" playing Angry Birds.

      • Edwin Ramirez

        All while keeping the stereotype of pastel colors being girl colors?
        Just like Legos came up with a "girl's version" of Legos by justing painting the bricks pink.

  • B30

    I'm curious, where's today's flappy bird article?

    • RoundPiplup

      I wonder if Touch Arcade will post another article about Flappy Bird sooner. Just found another related game to Flappy Bird called Splashy Fish.

      • thiagovscoelho

        Eli said it's the best rip-off out there. Flappy Bird is dead though, and I'm glad about that. Let's not touch that corpse

      • gora

        Can't we poke that corpse just a wee bit more

      • thiagovscoelho

        Don't, it might come back alive

  • Jake7905

    The dev's description of the game sounds like they drank a Stella or two.

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    use the link featu. re/8x7gz2 to get iTunes, Amazon gift cards or PayPal cash

  • chank

    I was hoping for "Angry Flappy Birds"

  • Adams Immersive

    Seems a little tone-deaf and generic as female-targeted gaming goes ("Ms. Male Character"?) but I'm always open to more Angry Birds!

  • http://afterpad.com/ Kevin MacLeod

    Angry Birds seems like one of those games that has passed through gender barriers, even in the mainstream. That is really hard to do - good on Rovio.
    Just because this new game stars a female lead, that doesn't mean there is anything anti male here, any more than the regular Angry Birds was anti female. I'm interested to see what kind of game they make, and I think it's way to early to call it.

    • nini

      I think it's skewing female, no bad thing in itself and I like Stella so win-win to me.

      • http://afterpad.com/ Kevin MacLeod

        I agree, it does seem to be skewing female - all I'm saying is that isn't necessarily a bad thing. And it definitely doesn't mean males won't find an enjoyable game here.
        Reading some of the above posts, some people seem to be thinking that any game with a female character necessarily means men can't play, unless she's either slutty or a reskinned male character.
        I'd direct anyone who feels that way to play Lili. It skews female, it has a believably female lead character, and it is one of the absolute best games on iOS.

  • Major Mark

    Pikachu Bird?? :D

  • cruz30

    I'm actually glad of the female birds! Too many cocks in most games anyway!!! Lol!

    • gora

      Damn straight. Bring on the bird b*tches.

  • Kane

    Looks like Disney artwork..

  • Mike

    Angry Birds: Beezy Edition

  • ineptidude

    Fall really? Damn that's gonna be a biiiig hype train.

  • Jacob007

    Fall? Geeze..

  • timborama

    Jumped the shark!

  • AvengedInstinct

    "Stellaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!"

    • MaqueGenio

      Nice try. Unfortunately the audience that would give you upvotes does not visit mobile games websites. Nevertheless it was a great show.

      • AvengedInstinct

        Said the guy who gave me an up vote on a mobile games site. Oh the irony!

  • araczynski

    I've always liked most of their games, will check this out for sure. Curious if my daughter will have any interest in this, seeing how it has an all (?) female cast. She never took or cared about any of their other games so far, besides the one where you make the bird machines.

  • Dakota

    Do people still care. I got rid of all Angry Birds long time ago. (plus they have e to do something so your history gets saved on Android when you switch devices).. Once I learned all my levels would be deleted, that was the last straw. Why waste time unlocking levels and getting high scores if they'll all disappear & you have to start from scratch again

  • James Cameron

    Please Rovio, can you take a break in your Angry Birds roster to give us an ios Darkest Fear game? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!