When Amazon and Rovio announced that the new Angry Birds Rio game would be an Amazon Appstore exclusive, they were only talking about Android. The app is available as a free download for the rest of the day from the Amazon Appstore if you have a supported Android device. But if you’re an iOS user you can also [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-rio/id420635506?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”download Angry Birds Rio from the iTunes App Store for $0.99″ text=”Angry Birds Rio from the iTunes App Store for $0.99″].

The latest game in the popular Angry Birds franchise is a tie-in with the upcoming animated movie Rio. It’s also the first title in the series to be completely pigless. Instead of slamming birds into obstacles to crush pigs, the goal is to free birds trapped in cages. Otherwise the gameplay is pretty much the same as earlier Angry Birds titles.

The Amazon Appstore launched this morning, and it only offers apps for Android devices. So while the Angry Birds Rio exclusive is a pretty big deal, it’s not quite as big a deal as it would be if Rovio weren’t also offering the app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Update: An ad-supported version of Angry Birds Rio is also now available from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

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One reply on “Angry Birds Rio hits iTunes, Amazon”

  1. This exclusivity is a huge problem for anyone outside of the US, as the Amazon store is refusing international orders. Currently there is no way for most of the world to get Angry Birds Rio at all, thank Roxio :-(

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