Microsoft confirmed on Wednesday that Angry Birds will be available for Windows Phone 7 on May 25.
Rovio previously confirmed that Angry Birds was on its way to Microsoft’s new mobile platform in February. Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka blamed the delay on Microsoft’s legal team. “Let’s just say, Microsoft has a lot of lawyers,” he said.
Microsoft originally ruffled the Angry Birds’ teams feathers when they accidentally posted an image suggesting an Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 app was on the cards. Rovio originally said ”Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.” Microsoft responded to the tweet claiming the image was a mockup, not meant to go live and that the Angry Birds icon was included by mistake.
The addition of Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 is confirmation that the platform is slowly going mainstream. Angry Birds is one of the most popular iPhone apps and has recently been ported to Google’s Android OS. Microsoft is planning an updated version of Windows Phone, codenamed “Mango”, for release in the second half of 2011. Mango will introduce improved multitasking and faster resume times for games like Angry Birds.