Android版《Angry Birds Rio》登台首选亚马逊应用商店
据venturebeat报道，亚马逊应用商店Amazon Appstore将成为手机游戏《Angry Birds Rio》Android版本的独家下载渠道。
《愤怒的小鸟》将与20世纪福克斯的动画电影共同展开电视广告推广和其他市场营销活动，该电影中的小鸟主角Rio也将出现在《Angry Birds Rio》中，这部电影将于4月15日正式上映。
新游戏《Angry Birds Rio》将出现Blu和Jewel这两只《Rio》电影中的金刚鹦鹉形象，游戏设置时长数小时，含有基于物理模式的拆除挑战任务，故事背景富含动画电影元素，共有60个关卡，支持运行于智能手机和平板电脑，将于3月份面向全球发布。
Amazon grabs exclusive on Angry Birds Rio for Android phones
The Amazon Appstore will offer exclusive downloads for the upcoming Angry Birds Rio game for Android phones.
The new game from Rovio will be released in conjunction with the animated film Rio from Twentieth Century Fox. The deal with Amazon is another extension for Rovio to make money from the world’s hottest mobile game.
The original Angry Birds mobile game has been a smash hit on the iPhone and Android platforms, with users playing the games for more than 200 million minutes a day. Peter Vesterbacka, head of business development at Rovio, said over the weekend that Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 100 million times and that 30 million of those are on the Android platform.
On the Amazon Appstore, users will also be able to buy ad-free Android versions of Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons.
As we noted with the iPhone version of the game, the deal with Twentieth Century Fox means the Angry Birds game will be promoted along with the movie in TV commercials and other marketing. And the bird character Rio will also appear in the new version of the Angry Birds game. The movie releases on April 15.
The Angry Birds Rio game will be released around the world in March. In the game, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel, two rare macaws who are the stars of the Rio film. There will be hours of game play, physics-based demolition challenges, and twists related to the film. It will have 60 dedicated levels, more than a usual update to the Angry Birds game. It will be available on smartphones and tablets.
Rio itself is a comedy about a rare bird’s search for another of his kind in the rainforests of Brazil. He finds one, but they’re beset by would-be animal smugglers and have to escape.
Vesterbacka said that his company is doing other deals as well. It has created Angry Birds plush toys and clothing. A board game is coming out in May.
And Rovio is still talking about doing television shows and movies based on Angry Birds. But he said it takes four years to make a movie. With the Rio deal, Rovio gets the benefit of movie promotion without having to wait a long time.
“The Android platform has seen phenomenal growth, and it’s great that new avenues for app distribution are opening up,” said Mikael Hed, chief executive of Rovio. Previously, Rovio gave a 24-hour exclusive to mobile app store GetJar for the launch of the ad-based version of Angry Birds on Android. But the traffic crashed the GetJar store.（source:venturebeat）