News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday June 28, 2011.
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The new location-based features coming to Angry Birds that allow users to unlock special items and levels by visiting real-world places have made their debut on the NOOK Color tablet from Barnes & Noble.
Starting today, NOOK Color owners that have the Angry Birds app installed will be able to unlock the Mighty Eagle character by connecting to a Barnes & Noble Wi-Fi network. The Mighty Eagle character is free and will become automatically available to the user once logged in to B&N's network. This is the first time that Angry Bird's "Magic Places" location-based feature has been put to use.
Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, says that this is the first step to deploying the feature to locations around the world. "We're super excited to take the first step towards taking Angry Birds to physical locations around the world," said CEO Peter Vesterbacka.
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