Forget Kanye: Gene Simmons says KISS Angry Birds is coming
KISS wears face paint and breathes fire on stage. The Angry Birds launch from slingshots into wooden pig houses. In the grand scheme of all things entertainment, it kind of makes sense, right? Gene Simmons, front man of KISS and recent reality TV star, has confirmed that he's working with Rovio to create an Angry Birds property in conjunction with the KISS brand.
"So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we're busy taking the brand to places where no band has gone before," Simmons told IndustryGamers. "So Hello Kitty is one of the biggest brands on planet Earth. Now there's KISS Hello Kitty, which we've already launched in 90 countries. We're talking with Angry Birds, KISS and Angry Birds, which will become a deal."
At this point, we're just going to make a 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up" folder in the office. It was recently rumored that hip hop icon Kanye West was in talks with the Finnish Angry Birds maker, so it's clear now that Rovio looks to celebrity world to grow its flagship brand. Simmons has outright confirmed that an Angry Birds-meets-KISS ... something is in the works, but it's unknown how far this project is along in development, if at all. We've reached out to Rovio for comment.
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