If there’s one thing that could draw a bit of attention away from yesterday’s surprise launch of Temple Run 2, it’s a can’t-miss deal on an Angry Birds game. In this case, it’s news that both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad versions of Angry Birds Rio — the mash-up of Rovio’s hit foul-flinging title and Fox’s 2011 CG-animated flick Rio — are now free as the App Store’s App of the Week promotion. They’re normally US$0.99 and $2.99, respectively.

Angry Birds Rio deviates from the core series a bit by seeing you saving animals from cages, rather than bringing architecture down on top of evil pigs. It also boasts a power-up system to make things a little more interesting via abilities such as laser targeting and super-sized birds.

The free offer’s only for a week, so get the game while it’s hot — or end up angry.

Angry Birds Rio free for a limited time on iPhone and iPad originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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