Angry Birds Tennis very quietly snuck out onto the US App Store last week. As the name suggests, it's a tennis game featuring the cast of Rovio's incredibly popular Angry Birds series, which makes it especially odd that I don't recall hearing about it prior to seeing news of its early access launch over on PocketGamer.biz.
It's said to offer fast-paced, mobile-friendly tennis matches that can be played solo or with friends. There are dozens of characters to unlock and play as, presumably all with their own unique stats and playstyles. There's also a nice variety of game modes to get stuck into, as well as a number of themed arenas to unlock.
Characters boast their own special abilities that should help give you an edge during the PVP bouts, and the tennis gameplay itself leans more towards arcade fun than simulation.
According to PocketGamer.biz, the early access period is set to last for "a couple of weeks", meaning you don't have a great deal of time to get stuck in. There's currently no word on when we can expect Angry Birds Tennis to launch globally, but it's quite likely we'll see its full release later this year.
This is just the latest in an incredibly long line of Angry Birds games. We recently celebrated the series' 10th anniversary by putting out a retrospective on its move from games to movies and beyond.
PG's writers through the years have generally been quite fond of the Angry Birds games, with 2015's Angry Birds 2 earning a respectable Bronze Rating. That said, the series' branching out has, in Dave's view, caused it a bit of bother.
If you're fond of the games and want to check out its latest entry in Angry Birds Tennis, you'll find it available for download now from over on the US App Store.Big fan of multiplayer games? Well, here are 25 of the best for iPhone and iPad