Rovio Says Angry Birds Headed for Mars

It looks like the Curiosity rover isn’t the only human-made entity coming to the red planet.

According to a major announcement this week detailed by ABC News, Rovio Entertainment says the next installment of Angry Birds will be out of this world.

Angry Birds creators Rovio announced a new chapter to Angry Birds Space will come out Thursday. The update is titled “Red Planet”, and will send players to the fields of Mars for more bird-on-pig rivalry.

Incredibly, NASA helped Rovio create the trailer for the new gaming experience by lending the company footage taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity.

“Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA’s missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration,” said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters. “It’s a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way.”

“We’re huge NASA fans, and we were all cheering the Mars Curiosity rover as it touched down,” adds Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio Entertainment. “So, working together on the Mars update was a perfect fit.”