Angry Birds Space announced

Finnish studio Rovio has announced Angry Birds Space, a brand new game in its all-conquering franchise.

On its website, the developer calls Angry Birds Space "a completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love – plus some surprises."

The game will launch for smartphones and at retail on March 22, with Rovio promising more details early next month.