The Rovio empire continues to expand, now with transforming robots. The Finnish studio is teaming up with Hasbro to bring the Transformers to the Angry Birds universe in new toys and, of course, a new mobile game.
Forbes got the good word from Rovio on the team up:
“We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds,” said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. “This mash-up is going to appeal to both those who grew up with the brand in the ’80s, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!”
The trailer below doesn’t really give us a good indication on how/what shape the video game collaboration will take, but it’s quite possible that Optimus and company might make their way into Angry Birds Go!, the franchise kart racing game which would be an interesting fit for the Autobots. The Decepticons, zipping and flying around would probably be pure cheatersville, but I’m sure Rovio would find a way to fit them in.
Hasbro’s recently posted list of toys seems to corroborate the Transformers coming to Angry Birds Go! as well as a standalone line of Transformers Angry Birds toys.
Tra Ab Racer Helmet Pig Adrian A8457
Tra Ab Racer Mustache Pig Max A8456
Tra Ab Racer Red Bird Optimus A8447
Tra Ab Racer Soundwave Chef Pig A8459
Tra Ab Racer Terence Heatwave A8453
Tra Ab Racer Yellow Bird Bumblebee A8448
Tra Ab Racers Ast A8387
Tra Ab Unicron Race Set A8386
Angry Birds Go Tf Aerial Assault A7639
Angry Birds Go Tf Jenga Bumblebee Game A7639
Angry Birds Go Tf Jenga Game Packs A9262
Angry Birds Go Tf Jenga Optimus Game A9261
Angry Birds Go Tf Jenga Vehicles Ast A7873
Angry Birds Go Tf Vehicle Galvatron A9267
Angry Birds Go Tf Vehicle Heatwave A9264
Angry Birds Go Tf Vehicle Lockdown A9265
Angry Birds Go Tf Vehicle Soundwave A9266
Angry Birds Go Transformers Rowdy Racers A7873