Those cheeky, purse-squeezing capitalists over at Rovio have released yet another Angry Birds update. Not only does the latest version include some new levels (“Ham ‘em High”), but you can now buy the Mighty Eagle. It’s an in-app purchase, and it’ll cost you either $1, a few British pennies, or a handful of Euro cents.
The Mighty Eagle is a new item that lets you skip the current level, and unlock the next. Despite paying $1 for the luxury, you can only use the level-skip once per hour. There will undoubtedly be a $5 Mightier Eagle in 2011 that removes the 1-hour limitation. The Mighty Eagle also introduces a new Eagle Feather achievement, which you can get by filling up a “destruction gauge.” Chrikee.
In other news, if you haven’t been following the Angry Birds industry, 50 million copies of the game have now been sold. Rovio promise that 2011 will be exciting, too: Angry Birds will be released on even more platforms, including every major video game console.
Buy Angry Birds 1.5 for $0.99 [iTunes]