The British newspaper “The Guardian” brings us some new details about Rovio’s intergalactic fowl-tossing game: Angry Birds Space. It apears that the game will launch with 60 levels, six new “characters” and superpowers, and gameplay features based on its zero-gravity setting. More levels will new added in the form of free updates, as well as in-app purchases.

Rovio has joined forces with NASA on Angry Birds Space’s launch, and even got flight engineer Don Pettit to introduce the game from the International Space Station (you can watch the video below). National Geographic Books is also taking part in this impressive game launch, and will publish an official companion book for Angry Birds Space.

“This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity,” said NASA’s associate administrator for communications David Weaver.

“Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative. This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology.”

Angry Birds Space will enter orbit on March 22 on iPhone, iPad, Android, PC and Mac. The game will also have a boxed retail release on April 20. Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end to see some actual gameplay footage form the game.

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