Rovio has anounced that Angry Birds will launch on Facebook next month, as the Finnish game developer company looks to take on the likes of Zynga’s Farmville on the market leading social network. The news comes in the form of a Facebook Event entry titled “Angry Birds coming to Facebook!”
The event is scheduled for between 6:00 PM EST and 9:00 PM EST this Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2012).
The event’s description reads:
Squawk! Everyone’s favorite furious fowl, Angry Birds, is coming to Facebook! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like competitive pig-popping among friends! Join in on the fun - mark this date on your calendars, and let’s make this the biggest Facebook Event ever!
Angry Birds has been expected to arrive on Facebook for almost a year. Back in March 2011, a rumor suggested the Facebook edition will be more “collaborative” and have “new aspects” that “just haven’t been experienced in any other platform.” Furthermore, “the pigs will have a more prominent role.”
Tech news site Penn-Olson.com reported that the game has had more than 700m downloads and may have more than 1bn downloads this year.
Facebook's overall number of users now amount to 8m people.