Angry Birds Epic, The Turn Based RPG Gets Gameplay Trailer

It was quite a shocker when Rovio announced that the next Angry Birds title would be a turn based role playing game. If you didn’t believe them back then, here’s a gameplay trailer of Angry Birds Epic.

Turning the game into something like a turn based RPG is really a big leap for the game developer – no one really expected (and maybe not even wished) to play Angry Birds RPG. Anyhow, they have made it so now let’s see what we have on our hands.

It takes influence from the ‘Saga’ games by King and uses a progressive map where circular icons represent your encounters. Each of the battle is between birds and pigs where your first character is a Knight who can attack as well as protect allies from the enemies.

Attacking the opponents is simple, you just draw a line on your smartphone from the character you want to attack with towards the enemy you wish to attack. If you wish to use a special ability, all you need to do is tap.

Check out the trailer above for some visuals.

Angry Birds Epic was released on iOS in Canada, Australia and New Zealand today; release to other platforms and other regions is expected to follow sometime soon.

Did you get to play Angry Birds Epic? If you did, what are your impressions?