XR Games is thrilled to be collaborating with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Rovio Entertainment to bring ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure’ game to PlayStation®VR, launching alongside the film in Summer 2019.
XR Games is leveraging the PlayStation VR Social Screen feature to enhance the increasingly popular couch co-op genre. ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure’ game is for everyone, combining VR and TV play to create a hilarious new team working experience. One player uses the PlayStation VR headset, while up to three friends play the same game simultaneously on the same TV using the connected PlayStation®4 system and DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers.
“At SPVR, we believe that VR should be social, cooperative and fun. We’re excited about XR Games’ unique take on The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR game because friends and frenemies alike can team up and work toward a common goal. I dare anyone to play this game and not have a blast,” said Jake Zim, SVP, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Players team up to run a submarine, creating a unique new underwater setting for an Angry Birds game. The whole game takes place within the story of the new movie, as Red and the birds must set aside their differences with Leonard and the pigs and travel together inside an awesome Piggy submarine en route to take on their shared new feathered foe that threatens to destroy both of their islands. In the game, the VR player takes on the role of Leonard, the submarine’s captain, while the Social Screen players control the sub’s crew, including Red, Chuck, and new movie character Silver.
“We wanted a console VR game that could replicate the humor and action of The Angry Birds Movie 2 and take players inside the narrative of the new movie, where the birds and pigs have to set aside their differences and actually work together. XR Games, with support from Rovio and Sony Pictures, are creating a genre defining VR game that will keep the entire family laughing and playing together,” said Joe Lawson, Head of Entertainment Content and Movie Program at Rovio Entertainment.
“VR is an exciting medium, but there are not yet enough games that can be enjoyed with family and friends in the real world,” said Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO at XR Games. “We saw an opportunity to introduce new players to PS VR by making a game in which VR and TV players have different viewpoints and responsibilities within the same funny, team-spirited game. Rovio’s Angry Birds IP, Sony Pictures ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ film, and PlayStation VR’s Social Screen feature all combine to give the perfect shared VR experience in your home. We’re super-excited to launch our game alongside the film’s release this summer!”
ABOUT “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2”
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
Featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj, Brooklynn Prince and JoJo Siwa. Directed by Thurop Van Orman. Screenplay by Peter Ackerman. Produced by John Cohen.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
ABOUT ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games, which have been downloaded 4.5 billion times so far. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theatres in 50 countries, and the sequel to which is set for theatrical release in 2019. Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the company's shares are listed on the main list of NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)
ABOUT XR GAMES
XR Games (based in Leeds, England) makes both console and mobile Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) games for world famous Intellectual Properties. XR Games is an innovative start up with Venture Capital funding. For additional information email Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO, XR Games, at