The game contains the first three games of the popular mobile game series (Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio) and was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Nintendo 3DS on September 25, 2012 in North America and September 28 in Europe. Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are able to be played with motion controls along with the traditional controllers. The game was released on Wii and Wii U consoles on August 13, 2013 in North America and on August 16 in Europe. The game was released for the PlayStation Vita in October 2013.
The game includes exclusive levels that cannot be found on the original games. The game also contains biographies of each bird, except for Hal (green bird), Bubbles (orange bird), and Stella (pink bird). In order for the game to update, Rovio released DLC packs: The Anger Management pack and the Fowl Temper Pack.
In Angry Birds Trilogy the player controls a flock of multi-colored birds that are attempting to retrieve their eggs, which have been stolen by a group of hungry green pigs (on the Angry Birds Rio levels, the birds are trying to get back to their eggs). On each level, the pigs (in Rio, caged birds or marmosets) are sheltered by structures made of various materials such as wood, glass, and stone, and the objective of the game is to eliminate them on the level. Using a slingshot, players launch the birds with the intent of either hitting the pigs directly or damaging the structures, causing them to collapse and kill the pigs. In various stages of the game, additional objects such as explosive crates and rocks are found in the structures, and may be used in conjunction with the birds to kill hard-to-reach pigs.