If you’re confused by that title, my only advice to you is to just let it go and let it happen…
The Angry Birds is getting its biggest update since the app launched in 2009, according to the press release.
The Mighty League, the ultimate test of classical bird slinging acumen. Players can join directly from the main screen of their existing Angry Birds home screen and compete against average level scores by other players. Three different levels are available to play everyday, drawn from existing episodes.
But there’s a catch: Players need to work their way through six leagues to make it to the top tier. Relegation to lower leagues awaits those who can’t beat the average and raise their game to the next level. Tough, but it’s a pig-eat-egg world out there!
“I feel honored to be playing a part in the Finnish global phenomenon that the Angry Birds have become,” said Darude. “Making the Sandstorm remix for Angry Birds Mighty League was probably the most giggle-inducing bunch of studio sessions I’ve ever done.”
“The original Angry Birds has now become a lot more social with the Mighty League,” said Wilhelm Taht, Rovio’s Head of Games. “And what better way to update one Finnish classic than with another? Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ and the original Angry Birds go together like midnight sun and licorice ice cream.”
The “remix” is indeed giggle-inducing, as it pairs the original Angry Birds thematic music and melds it into Darude’s 1999 trance classic. It’s strangely addicting, just as the game was when it first came out.
With this update, the original Angry Birds is now free to download and play. Players also get three free daily tickets to enter The Mighty League competition — more daily entries require an in-app-purchase. However, fans can still fly solo in non-league play and continue to master the hundreds of levels of the original forever, with no purchases necessary. So pick up that slingshot and get back to pig-popping basics!