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This article was published on June 16, 2014

Angry Birds Transformers. Yes, really. Rovio and Hasbro partner for mash-up game and toys

Angry Birds Transformers. Yes, really. Rovio and Hasbro partner for mash-up game and toys
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In what could be its most divisive move to date, Rovio is teaming up with Hasbro to develop a new ‘Angry Birds Transformers‘ spin-off.

The partnership will take form in a few different mediums, including a new video game and a fresh line of TELEPODS toys – a companion product line that allows players to bring in new content, similar to Activision’s wildly popular Skylanders franchise and Disney Infinity.

Otherwise, very little has been revealed about the mash-up. A teaser site is already available though, showing some of the first artwork for the project. In short, you’ll never look at Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron in the same way again. For long-time fans, we can only sympathise.

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Angry Birds Transformers [via Rovio]