No, you're not seeing things. The evil pigs in the latest version of Angry Birds Friends really do look like band members of pop punk bank Green Day. The little creatures even tout mohawks, leather jackets and hipster ties.
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Green Day has teamed up with gaming company Rovio to launch a 10 new levels for Angry Birds Friends, the Facebook version of the popular app which allow you to play against friends on the social network. The new characters resemble members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool.
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In addition to new levels, fans will also gain access to Green Day's latest single “Oh Love," as well as an exclusive song called “Troublemaker.” Updates for the Green Day episode, which rolls out later this fall, will provide even more exclusive content and levels.
“We’re all fans of Angry Birds,” said lead singer Armstrong in a statement. “It’s such an addictive game that when we first started playing it, we couldn’t stop. Go Team Green.”
If anyone is excited about the new partnership, our money is on Mark Zuckerberg -- a Green Day fan so big, Armstrong even performed at his wedding.
To play the game on Facebook, click here.
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Originally released by Squaresoft in 1987, the Nintendo title set the standard for fantasy role-playing games and spawned a franchise spanning decades and platforms. The first, second and third installments have been remade for iOS, with a sleek new user interface and graphics.
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