If you’ve been paying attention to anything involving Finns in sports lately, you’ll notice Angry Birds are EVERYWHERE. From Heikki’s helmet, to the IIHF World Championships’ mascot Hockey Bird, Rovio’s bird characters will be found.
A couple days ago, it was revealed that Rovio is making a Heikki version of Angry Birds. There’s not much known yet, but it will be released in about a month.
Don’t think the game makers were leaving out Kimi Raikkonen. Actually, the Ice Bird in the newest game, Angry Birds Space, was inspired by the world champion known as the Iceman.
But that’s not all, Rovio is sponsoring Raikkonen’s team, Lotus F1, for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix. Lotus is celebrating their 500th Grand Prix, and Rovio is celebrating their 1 BILLIONTH game download. Angry Birds will be the team’s “official angry partner” for the iconic race, complete with the adorable branding above.
There will also be a Lotus F1 version of the game that can be reached through the team’s Facebook page beginning on Wednesday.
If you choose to watch this video, don’t have the sound up too loud. Definitely don’t have the sound up too loud if you’re sharing the room with some crazy birds who then go crazy for the noise.