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Angry Birds Sequel To Hit App Stores July 30

A memorable game for Smartphones from 2009 may be making a comeback.

Rovio, the mobile development company behind the game, has announced on their website that Angry Birds 2 will be available on July 30.  Rovio also released an eleven second long teaser of the upcoming sequel on their YouTube channel, pulling in over 132,000 views in the first 24 hours.

The company promises more teasers will be released in the days leading up to the launch.

Profits from the popular game have declined over the years as the game has aged.  CNET reported on some statistics regarding the company’s earnings over the past couple years.

The Finland-based company posted earnings before interest and taxes of just 10 million euros (about $10.7 million) in 2014, down significantly from the 36.5 million euros the company generated in 2013.

Rovio seems more that confident their sequel to Angry Birds will take the world by storm.  Though the profits have been trending downward over the past two years, the game itself has been downloaded an impressive three billion times over the course of its life, according to Rovio.

With 3 billion game downloads, millions of fans across the globe, multiple mashups and spin-offs, collaborations with A-list celebrities and much more, we’re really proud that Angry Birds is the mother of all mobile game apps.

While this upcoming game will be Angry Birds‘ first true sequel, the franchise has had several reboots to the game over the past six years that offered different puzzles and challenges.

There have been a number of instances of simple Smartphone games bringing in substantial profits.  Last year, we reported on the million-dollar game Flappy Bird which received a lot of attention after the creator of the game deliberately took it off the market.

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