Update: Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and iPad is now live! Get the download links below.

Drum roll please… Stories have been running rampant across the internet that the eagerly anticipated sequel to Angry Birds, entitled Angry Birds Rio, should be going live tomorrow in the App Store.  These rumors were later confirmed by Rovio themselves via the official Angry Birds twitter account. So now the question becomes how long do you have to wait for your next hit of furious foul?

If you are looking to get an early jump on the GameCenter leaderboards you would think that a midnight download might be in order, but if you assumed that you would be gravely mistaken.  In all actuality, the App Store is usually updated at 11pm whatever your local time may be, hereby giving you an extra hour head start on the competition. I for one will be eagerly awaiting the launch from the comfort of my bed, then spending the remainder of the night not getting any sleep.

Weighing in at a healthy sixty stages, the next installment in the Angry Birds saga will take our favorite feathered protagonists south of the boarder, as they attempt to free birds that have been illegally held in captivity.  There is no word yet on whether the pig infestation of the current installment make a sneak appearance in Rio, but I just have a gut feeling that we haven’t seen the last of them.  The most recent trailer even featured a new boss mechanic that is bound to give players nothing but brain freezing fits.

Get ready to take aim at the opposition and plunk down a mere ninety-nine cents for your next taste of the sweet nectar known as Angry Birds.  I know that I plan to be excitedly waiting with bated breath for the witching hour to arrive.  If you are lucky enough to already be on the Tuesday side of the date line let us know what you think of the game in the comments.  We are all VERY curious!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-22 :: Category: Games
FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-22 :: Category: Games
FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-22 :: Category: Games
FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-22 :: Category: Games

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