If a recent round of venture funding is any indication, we won’t be seeing a shortage of Angry Birds titles and expansions any time soon. Rovio just pulled in a hefty $42 million in Series A funding from investors including Accel Partners, Niklas Zennstrom of Skype fame’s company. Rovio was hesitant to let others have their money back the company, as recent success left little need for any capital from outside sources, but a desire to grow the game development house into a billion dollar venture won out.
Speaking of Rovio and pots of gold, a tweet from the company is promising the St. Patrick’s Day update to Angry Birds Seasons has launched. So ask a wish of a leprechaun and count your lucky clovers, there are stolen eggs to be saved. [It actually looks like the update hasn’t been pushed yet, but Rovio is assuring us it will be ready for download soon. Expect it by tomorrow at the latest.]