Angry Birds Go! will drive on over to phones and tablets on Dec. 11, Rovio announced Tuesday, also revealing the first gameplay trailer for the racing game.
Angry Birds Go! is a major release for the birds and pigs. It’s a downhill racing game that sees Rovio’s popular characters into cars. The colorful gameplay footage resembles other popular cart-racing franchises, such as Mario Kart. It takes place on ‘Piggy Island’, and will feature the classic villainous pigs as well.
The game features in-race powerups and hazards to slip up drivers. Players also can customize their cart as they improve and earn in-game currency.
The game will also support Telepods, toys created by Hasbro that can be scanned into the game. Telepods were first introduced for Angry Birds Star Wars II in September, allowing players to scan their favorite characters into the game. The telepods will go on sale before the game’s launch, and fans can download a free preview app to test out their capabilities.
Rovio has not announced the platforms for Angry Birds Go!, but its past game launches indicate a game that will play on several types of devices. The new game will be free to play.