If you are the proud owner of a Barnes and Noble Nook Color, you have a reason to be extra angry these days. Rovio and Barnes and Noble have teamed up to add a geolocation feature to the popular game Angry Birds. If you bring your Nook Color to any Barnes and Noble Bookstore, you can now unlock the Mighty Eagle character for free with the enhanced application.
Starting today in over 700 Barnes and Noble locations, the new “Magic Places” debuts. This is a free feature if you have the Angry Birds game installed, which costs around $2.99 from the App Store. Store visitors will also find an array of Angry Bird-themed games, toys, and merchandise. In not too long you will also see free Angry Birds stickers and temporary tattoos, while supplies last.
“We are thrilled to partner with Rovio to bring NOOK Color customers in Barnes & Noble stores an exciting, seamless experience featuring the number one game in the world,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. “We’ve already experienced great success with NOOK Apps and Angry Birds as our bestseller, and believe NOOK Color customers will enjoy being the first in the world to access Angry Birds ‘Magic Places.’ We invite all Angry Birds fans to visit our in-store NOOK Boutiques to try this fun experience on one of our many NOOK Color demonstration units.”
“We’re very glad to make Angry Birds available for NOOK Color and bring the game to another successful platform,” said Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle and Chief Marketing Officer at Rovio. “Most importantly, we’re super excited to take the first step towards taking Angry Birds to physical locations around the world. We’re proud to partner with Barnes & Noble in introducing the first Angry Birds ‘Magic Places’ in the world: by visiting Barnes & Noble stores, Angry Birds fans with NOOK Color will be able to unlock new fun experiences — for free!”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.