Angry Birds Space, the new game by Rovio, launched for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC and Mac today and initial reports are that it is more than likely to hit the number one spot on each platform's respective app store soon. However, fans who want to find out exactly how the feathered fighters got into space in the first place will have to look elsewhere for the info.

To Nikelodeon, in fact. The children's television channel has secured the exclusive rights globally to show an animated short film detailing how the Angry Birds found themselves in trouble after a cosmic vortex appeared, bringing unwelcome visitors from another galaxy.

It will also reveal six new birds.

Angry Birds Space will first be shown on Nikelodeon in the UK on Friday, 23 March, at 6pm. The channel is available on Sky channel 604, Virgin 712 and TalkTalk 315.

More information can be found at

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