Angry Birds Go, the kart racing game featuring the hugely popular squawkers, has launched in New Zealand some two weeks ahead of the planned December 11 release date, Rovio has confirmed.

Rovio states: "Some of you may notice Angry Birds Go already available in various regions. This is to help us make a few small tweaks before December 11!"

Players will go head-to-head in a fast and furious race to the finish line, overcoming mischievous opponents using unique special powers. Karts are fully upgradable, starting life as a home made soapbox and ending up as a suped up ride.

Hasbro's TELEPODS will also be appearing in Angry Birds Go!.

The game will be launched on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10.

Source: @RovioHQ