By Vamien McKalin | Nov 08, 2012 11:58 AM EST
The long awaited Angry Birds: Space by Rovio is finally making its way to Windows Phone 8. The company had initially intended to bring the game to Windows Phone 7 devices; however, that plan changed, which could be due to the ease of porting native code applications to Windows Phone 8 as opposed to Windows Phone 7.
Rovio didn't mention whether or not the company will eventually port the game to Windows Phone 7 in the future, but the way things are looking right now that move seems unlikely. Many app developers are putting more focus on Windows Phone 8 since it is now possible to develop in native code, which is easier.
"After a giant claw kidnaps their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange new galaxy - surrounded by space pigs! Luckily the Angry Birds have super powers of their own...," states the game's description.
Angry Birds Space features around 150 "interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity," which Rovia asserts will result in "spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction."
The game will also have regular free updates, brand new birds with new superpowers, and with "a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!"
Surprisingly, Nokia didn't strike a deal with Rovio to have Angry Birds: Space exclusive to the Lumia line of Windows Phone 8 devices for a few weeks or months. The game is available on the Windows Phone store for the cool price of $0.99, and interested gamers can download it here.
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