(Update: The game will be released in EU and NA on September 6, 2019. Pre-orders are available at GameStop. Will retail in NA for $34.99. The original article follows.)
XR Games and Perp Games are delighted to reveal The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure will get a physical release on September 6, 2019, in EU Territories. Fans in North America will be able to own it come September 13, 2019.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Rovio Entertainment and XR Games and ties in with the Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio Entertainment movie The Angry Birds Movie 2. The animated film is set to release in the US on August 14, 2019.
Here’s the description for the game:
Combining TV and VR Play, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure is a refreshing take on co-operative multiplayer as one player uses the VR headset and up to three others can play the same game simultaneously on TV.
Players team up to run a submarine, as Red and the birds become frenemies with Leonard and the Pigs. The unlikely allies come together to face a common enemy who threatens to destroy their islands and very way of life.
Your aim is to protect the submarine and keep it in motion across a series of levels as you help the crew journey to Eagle Island to confront the threat. But if you can pick up some sunken treasure along the way, Piggy Captain Leonard won’t be too disappointed.
“At Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, we believe that VR should be social, cooperative and fun. We’re excited about XR Games’ unique take on The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR game because friends and frenemies alike can team up and work toward a common goal. I dare anyone to play this game and not have a blast,” said Jake Zim, SVP, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Of the game, Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO at XR Games, said, “VR is an exciting medium, but there are not yet enough games that can be enjoyed with family and friends in the real world. We saw an opportunity to introduce new players to PS VR by making a game in which VR and TV players have different viewpoints and responsibilities within the same funny, team-spirited game.”
Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games, is absolutely thrilled to work on such a globally-recognized franchise. He shared, “The Angry Birds Movie 2 is one of the biggest films this year and to work on the officially licensed game which offers exciting and unique co-operative gaming through the power of VR is an incredible privilege for Perp Games. We cannot wait for you to play this hilarious underwater adventure this Summer.”
Here’s the synopsis for the animated film:
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
The film is directed by Thurop Van Orman with a screenplay by Peter Ackerman and Eyel Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart. It is produced by John Cohen, and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj, Brooklynn Prince, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik, Gaten Matarazzo, and Colleen Ballinger.
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