Flappy Bird is to return in August with a brand new multiplayer feature, creator Dong Nguyen has told CNBC.

The mobile smash hit was pulled from digital stores back in February after Nguyen said that its popularity "ruins [his] simple life". "I hate it," he added.

Nguyen later said that Flappy Bird was "gone forever", but things appear to have changed since.

Further details on the re-release have yet to be revealed.

Source: @CNBCSocial, @Kelly_Evans