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Angry Birds Transformers announced

Mobile game coming soon, pits Autobirds against Deceptihogs

Rovio has announced Angry Birds Transformers for mobile devices.

While the franchise has recently spawned karting and RPG spin-offs, Angry Birds Transformers is expected but not confirmed to offer more traditional bird-flinging gameplay.

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Users will be able to scan characters directly into the game using a new line of collectable Telepods figures from Hasbro.

Over one million Telepods were sold in the first month after they debuted alongside Angry Birds Star Wars 2 last October.

"We're really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds" said Rovio chief marketing officer Blanca Juti. "This mash-up is going to appeal to those who grew up with the brand in the 80s, as well as fans of the brand today."

Hasbro chief marketing officer John Frascotti added: "We collaborated with Rovio to create opportunities for kids and families to experience Autobirds and Deceptihogs across multiple formats and entertainment platforms, for a completely immersive branded experience."

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