Oh those Angry Birds. Love em’ or hate them they are everywhere and now that they’ve been to space it looks like their hitting the track with Angry Birds Heikki. Before you burst a blood vessel thinking we’re getting a new Android game you might want to keep reading… Yesterday Rovio launched a new website with a race car theme and the words “Warming Up…” along with a date of 18.6 or June the 18th for those of us that don’t like to read backwards. So we’re getting an Angry Birds racing game, right? We’re not really sure what we’re going to see as Rovio has remained mum, but we’re guessing it will be a themed game of sorts similar to the Angry Birds Rio game that was a movie tie-in. Instead of a movie, the Angry Birds team looks to be working with Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen which “could” turn out to be very cool. As much as I’d love to see a Mario Kart style spin-off game it looks like we’ll probably see a web-based game. Accroding to Heikki’s official site they are going to “collaborate on an innovative and novel merchandise and webgame partnership.”
Personally, I barely play web-based games anymore; between my ps3, phone, and tablet who’s got the time. That being said, I’m sure a lot of folks will play the hell out of Angry Birds Heikki and buy a boatload of merchandise. Check out the links below if you want to see the preview site and learn a little more about Angry Birds Heikki.