Angry Birds boxed for PC, costs 10

Publisher, developer justify price.

Really quite popular casual game Angry Birds is to be boxed up on PC and sold in shops.

Publisher Focus Multimedia will ask around 10 for a copy of the game, which will be released on 25th November, MCV reports.

Hold on - 10? Angry Birds usually costs next to nothing or, indeed, nothing at all. You can even play Angry Birds on Google Chrome right now, in HD, without spending a penny.

What's different in Focus Multimedia's version?

"The PC version puts Angry Birds on the big screen (well, monitor) for that wider non-mobile audience who don't own or have access to smartphones or tablets," a spokesperson from Focus Multimedia told Eurogamer.

No additional content or features were mentioned.

Game maker Rovio offered Eurogamer an ambiguous response, which suggests there really aren't additional features inside this 10, boxed PC version of the game.

"The pricing of the application on each platform depends on the development costs, the number of customers and the unique characteristics of each marketplace," Rovio told Eurogamer. "We do our best to provide Angry Birds on each device and market at an affordable price."

Focus Multimedia will follow-up with Angry Birds Rio before Christmas, and Angry Birds Seasons in 2012.

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Angry Birds, the famously cheap (or free) casual gaming phenomenon, has been downloaded 500 million times across various platforms.

Developer Rovio has committed to spreading the gospel of Angry Birds to any platform that will allow it - as well as to televisions and cinemas. The goal is to establish a super-brand recognised the world over.

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