Angry Birds has been at the top of the iTunes App Store sales chart pretty much since its launch in December of last year. Part of the reason has to be its 99 cent price point, but an additional, and probably more important reason is this: the game is just pure addictive fun. Although no one has been able to explain to me in a sensical way why the green pigs are so in love with eggs, nor why the birds are so tempermental, I for one have been hooked since downloading the game. Sure, I've finished all of the puzzles, but I haven't unlocked all of the Golden Eggs, nor have I collected all of the stars. So, my addiction continues. For those struggling with some of the game's more challenging puzzles, help is soon on the way in the form of paid DLC.
Rovio, the game's developer, has announced that this fall, the Mighty Eagle will be added to the arsenal of Angry Birds. The Eagle will basically act as an instant level completer, allowing players to essentially skip over any level that stymies them to a great degree. Instead of downloading the Eagle as a game add-on, as several birds have been added in the past, players will have the option to buy Eagles either a la carte, or several at a time. Essentially, you won't have to buy the DLC unless you absolutely want to.
Although I hope Rovio continues its support of Angry Birds in the form of free DLC, I don't really have much of a problem with this. Since you will only need to buy the Eagle if you're really stuck (and seemingly unable to use YouTube), it's not as much of an explotation of a popular franchise as some other developers would do. No price point or date has been given for the Eagle, but Rovio did release the following cinematic trailer. In it, you'll get to see the birds get medieval on a butterfly, before unleashing the Eagle.