When Rovio delivered its last update to Angry Birds Space, we found ourselves quite intrigued by the teaser for the next set of levels, which appeared to take the form of a giant, pink-frosted donut. That seemed like a pretty direct Simpsons reference, so we got to wondering if we could be looking at another Angry Birds Rio-esque promotional campaign in the works. Today we get our answer, and while there are ten new levels on Utopia, a junk-food-themed planet, the update arrives without any trace of Simpsons.
In retrospect, it makes sense that we wouldn’t see some sort of Simpsons tie-in launch now, as the show’s most reason season has just wrapped; what would an Angry Birds campaign promote but reruns all summer? All the same, of all the ways Rovio could have hinted at the pending arrival of Utopia, why did it have to choose a donut with the one topping that would resonate most strongly with Simpsons fans?
Once we get past our defied expectations, Utopia’s ten levels are pretty fun, and look like they’ll be taking up a chunk of our free time this evening. Angry Birds Space with the latest set of Utopia levels is available for download now through Google Play and Apple’s App Store.